Rescuers search for volunteers

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit 63 provides marine search and rescue and marine safety services in the Kitimat area.

Contributed

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit 63 provides marine search and rescue and marine safety services in the Kitimat area.

These services make the difference between life and death when emergencies occur in our northern waters.

The Kitimat Marine Rescue Society is a non-profit society established for the financial and logistical support of the unit.

Sine 1986 the unit has been on 24/7 readiness to respond to any of the following:

q vessels in distress

q medical evacuations and emergency first aid

q vessel fires

q searches for man overboard  from both pleasure crafts and deep sea ships

q overdue vessel searches

q environmental response.

In addition, the unit also provides the following services for the public:

q boating safety training

q marine radio training

q safety coverage at public events (e.g the Polar Bear Dip)

q personal flotation device loaner station for children at MK Bay Marina

q participation at local safety fairs.

Membership in the society and/or the unit is open to all.

If you are interested in joining our team, please attend an information meeting next Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Riverlodge.

 

Or you can call Stephen King (778-631-2995) or Duncan Peacock (250-632-4195.