October 22, 2017 778.352.1780info@rcmsar.com Saving Lives on the Water!

Our Vessels

There are more than 60 vessels in the Royal Canadian Marine Rescue fleet.  All of them are dedicated search and rescue vessels with the navigation, communications, and rescue equipment needed to serve their area.

RCM-SAR is standardizing its vessels and has introduced new designs to meet the requirements of search and rescue on the British Columbia coast.  These new vessels are state-of-the-art and provide our crews with added safety and the ability to handle longer, more complex missions.

Type 1 Fast Rescue Craft

Design:  Rigid Hull Inflatable

Length: 9 metres

Power: Twin Yamaha 250 hp outboards

Range: 250 nautical miles

Speed: 40+ knots

Crew:  4

Features:

  •  Shockwave Integrated Controlled Environment (ICE) shock absorbing console to lessen impact of heavy seas.
  • Self righting
  • Electronic navigation instruments
  • Two marine VHF radios
  • Searchlights
  • Night vision (FLIR)
  • First aid equipment
  • Towing equipment

Type 2 “Falkins Class”

Design: Enclosed cabin Rigid Hull Inflatable

Length: 11.12 metres

Power: Twin diesel engines and water jets 870hp

Range: 250-300 nm

Speed: 39kts

Crew: 5

Features:

  •  Enclosed cabin for longer, more complex missions
  • Self righting
  • Electronic navigation instruments
  • Three marine VHF radios
  • Radio Direction Finders
  • Searchlights
  • Night vision (FLIR)
  • First aid equipment
  • Towing equipment

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs)

RCM-SAR stations use a range of RHIBs, such the Zodiac 733,  for search and rescue operations.  A well-proven workhorse for west coast search and rescue, these boats provide a safe, manoeuvrable and fast platform for missions.

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