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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Check out news and latest announcements from Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
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.
Ralph Mohrmann, RCMSAR Director of Readiness looks back on SAREX 2018 and the benefits of working together. Picture gallery included!
Alistair Duncan provides a first look at the new Type 2, currently being built for Station 45 Masset.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is featured in the November 2018 edition of BC Shipping News Magazine, available for purchase now. RCMSAR is part of a proud tradition of lifeboat services on the West Coast dating back more than a century. With a broadened...
See RCMSAR's rescue and prevention activities for 2017, including details on partnerships, how we support our volunteers, financial support and future plans. Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a volunteer-based organization that operates more than 30 marine...
What is the Readiness Project? The Readiness Project is a multi-year project intended to improve operational readiness across the entire organization in three pillars: training, personnel and support. Our approach to the project is to use evidence-based information to...
SAREx 2017 was the biggest and best yet with nearly 170 RCMSAR crew participating plus members of our Board of Governors, Headquarters team and our Canadian Coast Guard SAR partners. The event, which took place May 12–14 at the Sunshine Coast’s Camp Elphinstone, was...
When and why did you join RCMSAR? I joined RCMSAR Station Squamish in the summer of 2015. I joined during a gap year between high school and university. Throughout high school I was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, getting my first exposure to first aid,...
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