Category: Taskings

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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Night time training exercises for Station 27 crews

Nanaimo Marine Search and Rescue crews are always on stand by, ready to come to the aid of people in distress at sea. And that takes a lot of regular training at all hours of the day. Thanks to SAR member Jerry Berry for these great photos.  

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Search and Rescue crews train regularly

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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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