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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Six RCMSAR stations recently took part in an on-water mass rescue operations training exercise jointly managed by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard with coordination at the provincial level provided by Emergency Management BC. On October 25, a simulated fire took place onboard BC Ferries MV Coastal Renaissance in Trincomali Channel […]
RCMSAR’s sole inland-SAR station expanded their fleet this summer, launching their new vessel during Sicamous’ annual Sun and Sand Parade. RCMSAR Station Shuswap welcomed the Tolonen, 40-foot 2007 Titan rigid inflatable SAR boat, on August 2, after a lengthy ground and water journey from its original base in Victoria. On August 5, the Tolonen joined […]
RCMSAR Station Lax Kw’alaams April 16, 2017 At 1955, RCMSAR Station Lax K’walaams was tasked by JRCC Victoria to a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft overturned at the south end of Birnie Island. Crew members James Henry, Dwayne Wesley and Glen Wesley departed home base to assist. When the FRC arrived on-scene they located […]
A recent marine guidance note from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) outlines twelve of the most common people-related factors in maritime accidents. While most accidents result from a combination of several different factors, ranging from purely technical...
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