MARINE EMERGENCIES: Phone - 1 800 567 5111 or Cellphone - #727 or VHF - Channel 16

Spring Haul out of SAR1B is underway

The volunteers of Station 1 do most maintenance on both our rescue vessels. SAR1 is out of the water at Thunderbird Marina being cleaned, repainted, jets serviced and systems checked.

The station is ready to respond with SAR1B 7 / 24.

New view of Horseshoe Bay

RCMSAR Station 1 volunteer norm installing new weather station and video camera keeping an eye on the weather north of Horseshoe Bay. Both will be featured real time on our refreshed web site coming soon.

The view looking north.

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RCM•SAR Station 1 – West Vancouver

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue has 31 stations on the west coast.

Based in Horseshoe Bay, RCM•SAR Station 1 responds to marine emergencies in Southern Howe Sound and English Bay.

RCM•SAR is supported by the West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society - WVMRS. A registered charity (CRA Registration #82103 2687 RR0001) , the Society raises funds to cover the stations's operating and capital expenses.

RCM•SAR Station 1
2018 Activity Recap:
• 42 Active Volunteer Crew
• 33 Missions
• 570 Hours Rescue Boat on the Water
• 172 Training Exercises
• 5,000 Plus Person Volunteer Hours