January 21, 2018

Sail boat rescue

Two people onboard a sail boat that ran aground in Point Grey are okay. John Millman with the Coast Guard says the call came in around 1:30 this afternoon. "It's right off the first beacon, on your way in, there's a beacon on your way into Spanish Banks." Millman says he believes the boat belonged to a private company that had rented it … [Read more...]

Response to boat aground in English Bay takes Sea Island Coast Guard over half an hour

It took the Sea-Island coast guard thirty-one minutes to respond to a boat that had run aground in English Bay Saturday afternoon.  Crews left the base at 4:39pm, arriving on scene at 5:10. Coast Guard officials say if crews had been at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard Base, the response time would have been mere minutes. But officials say … [Read more...]

Rescue boat to be stationed at HMCS Discovery

The federal government has revealed the location of the rescue boat station which will replace the Kitsilano Coast Guard base. The rescue boat station will be staffed 24/7 from May through Labour Day and will be located at HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park. Deputy Commissioner of Coast Guard Operations, Jody Thomas, can't guarantee response times will … [Read more...]

Cruise Tips: How Not to Miss the Boat

Ever miss your cruise ship? Painful, right? Well, not to worry! Our cruise expert has five tips to ensure you never miss the boat again. Get on board. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Man rescued off Point Roberts after his boat broke down

It took four and a half hours in heavy rain and wind, but search crews found an overdue boater off Point Roberts early Monday morning. His twenty foot motorboat broke down on a trip across Boundary Bay to Crescent Beach.  His wife called for help at 9 PM. A Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter from CFB Comox eventually spotted him and the … [Read more...]

Boat capsizes in Fraser River, one man missing

A 49-year-old man is missing, after a fishing boat capsized in the Fraser River Saturday afternoon.It happened near the Agassiz Bridge around 3:30pm.Two others managed to swim through the tough current to safety.RCMP and Kent/Harrison Search and Rescue have been unable to find any sign of the man, although the search is set to continue … [Read more...]

Two men rescued after boat flips off Vancouver Island

Two men have been rescued off the east coast of Vancouver Island, after a large wave capsized their small boat, dumping them into frigid ocean waters. Air Force Captain Trevor Reid says it happened near Texada Island Saturday afternoon. A passing sailboat was first to rescue the pair, with a Cormorant helicopter arriving soon after. "They weren't … [Read more...]

No sign of survivors after boat found overturned off Gibsons

The search for survivors from a boat found half-sunk off Gibsons has been called off. Officials with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre say emergency crews and other rescue craft hunted thoroughly, but found no sign of anyone in distress. RCMP say they have no related reports of a missing person or stolen boat. The 12-foot aluminum vessel is … [Read more...]

Coast Guard volunteers died after boat capsizes off Sechelt Inlet

Two Coast Guard volunteers have died after their boat capsized off the Sunshine Coast. Officials with the Joint Rescue Communications Centre say a zodiac carrying four people flipped in the Skookumchuck Narrows at Sechelt Inlet. The men on board were rescued right away, but the women, members of the Coast Guard auxiliary, were found under the hull, … [Read more...]

Volunteer Coast Guard gets new name, new base, new boat

The volunteer Coast Guard auxiliary has a new name: The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. They've also got a new base, at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, and a new boat. President Randy Strandt says the name reflects the organization's separate identity from the Coast Guard. He's also paying homage to those who will lose their jobs at the … [Read more...]