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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.

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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.

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New SAR Tools for iPhone & Android by Adam Hyde

New SAR Tools for iPhone & Android by Adam Hyde

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.

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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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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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