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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.

You make this possible

Your contributions help support our volunteer training and our keep our equipment in excellent condition.  Donations are also used for prevention programs that save lives on the water before a rescue is needed. Thank you.

2018 Annual ReportDownload RCMSAR’s Annual Report 2018 for a look at the year that’s past and what’s ahead for 2019.

Registration for World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019 Now Open

It is our great privilege to invite you to join us in Vancouver in June 2019, to participate in the 4th World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC 2019). WMRC 2019 will be where search and rescue practitioners, industry and governments join together to set the course for the future of maritime SAR.

The theme for WMRC 2019 is “Learning from the past; looking to the future.” Participants can benefit from lessons learnt, while gaining insight into innovations and technologies that will shape maritime SAR operations of the future.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? We would love to hear from you.

Contact your local RCMSAR Rescue Station for more information.

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Wild weather keeps RCMSAR busy in February

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. 

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Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a 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. Charity #106863137RR0001

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