Station 14: Gibsons

Contacting Marine Rescue in an Emergency

In order of preference:

  1. Contact Victoria Coast Guard Radio on Channel 16, if a VHF radio is available;
  2. Contact Victoria Coast Guard Radio via cell phone at *16.; (Make sure the cell phone is not forwarded elsewhere);
  3. Contact the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) at #727 from a mobile phone or at 1-800-567-5111 from a landline; or
  4. Contact 9-1-1.

Congratulations to winners of our fundraising draw, held on 2020 Feb 28th:

Guy Dawkins: winner of the Cunard Alaskan cruise on MS Queen Elizabeth

Mark Elworthy: winner of a $1,000 BC Ferries Experience Card

Many thanks to all of our supporters who purchased raffle tickets!

Following in the centuries old tradition of coastal communities coming to the aid of seafarers in trouble, the Gibsons Marine Rescue Society is a 100% community-based volunteer organization that formally supports the operation of the Gibsons Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue unit.

Known as RCMSAR Station 14, the Society and the Rescue Unit were established in 1977. The Society Board, Rescue Crew, and Support Crew are all volunteers living or working in the Gibsons, Langdale, and Roberts Creek communities.


Funding is the lifeblood of every non-profit organization. We are no exception.

Marine environments, rough seas, high speed operation, and constant practice take their toll on our vessel and equipment. To ensure that our rescue crews are safe and our vessel is up to the rigors that harsh weather and rough seas can present, considerable time and expense is incurred in maintaining our equipment.

The Gibsons Marine Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. Our registered charity number is: 81033 7311 RR0001


We succeed solely through the commitment of our volunteer crews.

Rescue Crew:

On the boat...

Support Crew:

On the dock...


Shore Crew:

In the boardroom...