Category: Training

Volunteers put in 1,752 hours helping and being ready

By Merv Unger April 23, 2018 Summer may be a little slow to arrive for some people, but once the sun makes a regular appearance people head to the water – on it or in it. And that means being ready. The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Nanaimo works year round training, …

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Marine exercise tests disaster readiness for search and rescue

By Merv Unger “A floatplane with 10 people on board has crashed in Nanaimo harbour. There may be survivors.” That was the scenario for a mock search and rescue exercise on Saturday. The radio chatter is intense as search and rescue operations spring into action – the Canadian Coast Guard, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre, …

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