Station 14: Gibsons
Contacting Marine Rescue in an Emergency
In order of preference:
- Contact Victoria Coast Guard Radio on Channel 16, if a VHF radio is available;
- Contact Victoria Coast Guard Radio via cell phone at *16.; (Make sure the cell phone is not forwarded elsewhere);
- Contact the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) at *727 on a mobile, 1-800-567-5111 or 1-250-363-2333 from a land line; or
- Contact 9-1-1.
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 RCM-SAR 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