Re-fit Is done! Rescue Boat “Back in Action”!

After a long summer of our rescue boat being out of action we are back in service just in time for dark and stormy nights of training! Facts of the re-fit: Rescue boats get a re-fit at the half life stage of the vessel. Life span of our boat is 20 years, our boat is 10 years old so was due for a re-fit. The boat was completely overhauled by the manufacturer; Titan Boat Works, Sidney BC The cost of…

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Overloading a Boat is Dangerous!

July 29, 2017     SAR Unit 59 Tasked at 13:45 Hobie Cat develops Hull / Rigging failure, possibly from overload. 3 adult males were in the water off Ships Point Park in Baynes Sound. All retrieved from water, one with mild hypothermia, all were taken to the shore at Ships Point Park. Hobie Cat retrieved and towed into Little Bay at Ships Point Park. 422 Squadron (Helicopter) and (Buffalo) were overhead; RCMP boat from Hornby and BC Ferries RIB all responded…

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