On Call

The volunteer crews of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCM-SAR) provide dedicated marine search and rescue services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


RCM-SAR Station 59 (formerly known as Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary – Pacific, Unit 59 Deep Bay) is based at the Deep Bay Marina on Vancouver Island. We are on call for tasking by JRCC to respond to marine emergencies between Union Bay and Qualicum Bay, including the popular boating areas of Tribune Bay, Baynes Sound, and Lambert Channel between Denman and Hornby Islands.

Station 59 is one of 40 marine rescue stations along the coast of British Columbia that are part of the RCM-SAR organization, a key component in the BC marine search & rescue system. 

Station 59 volunteers from Qualicum Beach to Fanny Bay stand ready to leave our jobs and our families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water. Our crews are highly trained and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast.