Seasonal closure of Canadian Coast Guard inshore rescue boat stations
August 31, 2017
Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal inshore rescue boat stations located in Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières are beginning to wrap up their annual summer activities. All the stations will be operational until Monday September 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
Thereafter, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais and Bainsville’s rescue stations will be operational for September’s next three weekends (8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24) starting at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
All inshore rescue boat stations have been operational since May 31st – the start of the peak boating season on sailing areas in Quebec.
Marine emergencies can be called into the Canadian Coast Guard's Marine Rescue Sub-Centre 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-463-4393, or at 418-648-3599, or the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre by VHF radio (channel 16) or by dialing *16 on a cell phone.
The Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends to wear a lifejacket at all times.
For additional information on the Canadian Coast Guard's search and rescue services, please visit www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/SAR/home.
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