RCMSAR 5 are local Marine Search and Rescue volunteers operating out of Crescent Beach Marina. Crews are on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
You can help.
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Come to our Annual Rock and Roll Dance at the Star Of the Sea Hall in White Rock.100% of all donations support your local RCMSAR 5
Typical Rescue equipment costs
$30 is the price of protective goggles, which improve vision during foul weather rescues
$50 pays for a strobe light, which could save the life of a crewmember swept overboard during a night rescue
$72 is the price of a helmet – essential for a crewmember racing at high speeds to a rescue
$150 pays for a utility vest, which gives a crewmember quick access to first aid and safety equipment
$400 buys a radio for fast communication between rescue crews and rescue coordinators
$500 is the price of an all-weather survival suit. A necessity for British Columbia’s freezing waters and harsh winter storms.
An average incident costs $174 in fuel and equipment wear and tear. This does not include the initial purchase of the vessel or the purchase of equipment.
RCMSAR 5 relies on the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society (a registered non- profit) for funding management. The funding for the rescue vessel, crewsí equipment and safety gear is provided by local private donations, corporate contributions, legacies, fundraising and Gaming BC.
No members of RCMSAR5 or SPMRS receive any payment for their volunteer commitment.
To report a marine emergency VHF CH 16, Cell *16 or 911
- Go to the Marine Weather link to see current local conditions.
- Find out what the Tides are doing
- Make sure you have your Boating Operator Card (PCOC).
- Get tips on making your boast safe by going to the Canadian Safe Boating Council
- and the Boating Safety Canada
- There is information for boaters at the Transport Canada web site
- If you are going to be using a marine radio you should get your Marine Radio Operator’s certification.
- If you are going to be crossing International borders you should check out Canada Customs boating information.
- You can find more boating safety information at the RCMSAR BC site
- and at the Provincial Emergency Program web site.
- Download the B.C. Marine Oil Spill Response information kit (PDF) here
If you get into difficulty or see someone in trouble…
Help support our unpaid marine rescue volunteers by making a donation.