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Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue
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.
Interested In Becoming a Volunteer?
We would love to hear from you! Please contact your local RCMSAR Station to learn more.
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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.
Browse the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Recuse Compass Blog
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.
Amber Sheasgreen makes a big change from Coxswain with Station 64, Prince Rupert to full-time Operations Manager with RCMSAR Headquarters in East Sooke.
Excellence in Community Based Marine Safety
We are a key part of the marine search and rescue system, and we work in one of the most challenging search and rescue regions in the world.
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