Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) is a volunteer organization of over 1000 people from many backgrounds who give up a great deal of their own time to train, be trained, and be on standby, in case they are needed to respond to a marine emergency on the water. These volunteers have the use of modern, well-equipped rescue vessels that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
There are three RCM SAR stations on the Sunshine Coast:
- Station 14 in Gibsons
- Station 12 in Halfmoon Bay
- Station 61 in Pender Harbour
The stations are all equipped with high speed response boats to perform marine rescue, response and emergency transportation.