Progressive Closure of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Stations

News release

August 30th, 2019

Québec, Quebec — The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations located in Trois-Rivières, Longueuil and Beaconsfield will wrap up their seasonal summer service on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac and St-Zotique’s rescue stations will still be operational from 8:00 p.m. on Friday to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday for the following weekends in September:

        6 to 8,
        13 to 15,
        20 to 22 and
        27 to 29.

The Sorel station remains in service every day of the week from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will close on October 30th, 2019.

All inshore rescue boat stations have been operational since May 29th – the start of peak boating and sailing season in Quebec.

Any marine emergency can be reported to the Canadian Coast Guard 24/7:

        Phone 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599
        VHF radio channel 16 (156.8 Mhz)
        Mobile *16
        Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) channel 70
        Radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.

The Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends wearing a lifejacket at all times.

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Contacts

Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
418-648-5474

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