Wednesday, July 24, 2024
July 24, 2024

RCMSAR crew aids boater off Grave Point

Salt Spring’s Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit assisted a sailor whose vessel had lost power on Sunday.

An RCMSAR crew was tasked by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria at approximately 11 a.m. to assist a vessel adrift with one person aboard near Grave Point on Vancouver Island. Grave Point is near the northern entrance of Sansum Narrows.

RCMSAR Station 25 media officer Mike Murphy said a crew arrived on scene to find a vessel without power drifting towards the shore.

“Our crew was able to tow the vessel away from the rocky shoreline, and kept the vessel under tow until Eagle Eye Marine arrived from Ganges to take over the tow and provide assistance.”

RCMSAR volunteers also participated in safety patrol for the Jan. 1 Polar Bear Swim in Vesuvius Bay.

RCMSAR Station 25 is located in Vesuvius.


Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed

Receive news headlines every week with our free email newsletter.

Other stories you might like

Editorial: Keep fire hall project moving

For several weeks, Salt Spring Islanders have been asking, “What’s the reason for the delay on the new fire hall?” Honestly, to us, the delay...

New fire hall site work resumes

As officials mark a spending milestone, the metaphorical sound of crickets at the future site of Salt Spring’s new fire hall is coming to...

Mazacote up next in park series

SUBMITTED BY SALT SPRING ARTS Next week marks the third concert of Salt Spring Arts’ six-week long Summer Outdoor Concert Series (SOCS), presenting live music...

Viewpoint: Queer elders needed

By ROBERT BIRCH  An elder taught me that slowing down by just five per cent makes all the difference. Learning how to slow down enough...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here