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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations start back May 29

The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations located in Bainsville, Vaudreuil (Lac des Deux Montagnes), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières will resume operations on Wednesday, May 29 at noon.

Waterways remain very cold at this time of year and take much longer to warm up compared to the air. The risk of hypothermia due to immersion in cold water is likely. For more information on cold water immersion, please refer to the Canadian Safe Boating Council.

The Canadian Coast Guard recommends that you wear a life jacket at all times. Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide is an excellent source of information in preparation for the recreational boating season.

Any marine emergency can be reported to the Canadian Coast Guard 24/7:

  • Phone 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599

  • VHF radio channel 16 (156.8 Mhz)

  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) channel 70

  • Radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.


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