We are the volunteer based organization that operates more than 30 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the B.C. Interior.
From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies. We conduct, on average, 800 marine rescues every year.
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Captain Ken Burton takes on Interim CEO role with RCMSAR
RCMSAR bids a bitter sweet farewell to CEO Pat Quealey, who has accepted a new role withe the Canadian Red Cross in British Columbia and Yukon.
What’s in a name? John Johnston shares his experience and the importance of naming RCMSAR vessels to acknowledge contributions of outstanding members and keep their memories alive.
Ian Grantham, Coxswain and Station Leader for Station 1, West Vancouver shares what happened in Horseshoe Bay over one wild weekend in February – the coldest on record for Vancouver. High winds and unprecedented snowstorms wreaked havoc, and RCMSAR Stations all over the province were called to action.
On January 20, 2019, SAR Prevention Officer Cathy Dupuis accepted a 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Award on behalf of RCMSAR for Best Boating Safety Initiative at a gala dinner in Toronto.
SAR Tools app creator Adam Hyde shares tips and tricks for using the app’s features, and how to get the very most of this online tool that continues to grow in popularity with marine SAR organizations around the world.
A Senate committee recommends more support for Coast Guard auxiliary agencies like RCMSAR.
Station 60 Comox Station Leader Roch Massicotte shares exciting highlights from recent training exercises with the Coast Guard, Powell River Lifeboat, SAR Program Instructors, Tla’amin Nation, RCMP and other RCMSAR volunteers in Powell River and Campbell River.
On November 6, the Maritime Museum of BC awarded Jane McIvor, RCMSAR Board Member, the Beaver Medal of Maritime Excellence in a ceremony at Government House in Victoria.
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