Progressive Closure of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Stations In Quebec

News release

August 30th, 2021

Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations in Quebec will complete their activities in the coming weeks.

All inshore rescue boat stations have been operational since May 26th – the start of peak boating and sailing season in Quebec.

Remember that any 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 recommends that you wear your life jacket at all times. For more tips, including navigation laws and "rules of the road" on waterways, consult Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide online.

We remind boaters that public health officials’ guidance on physical distancing should be applied on the water. It is essential to follow guidelines set by public health authorities to avoid the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with health guidelines, our members practice physical distancing of at least two meters when possible, wash hands regularly, and wear a mask.

Search and rescue operations are an essential service and continue during the pandemic. However, if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, we encourage you to stay home to prevent the spread of the disease. This also helps protect our crews. If you do decide to go out, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Ensure your boat is in good condition;
  • Share your trip plan with family or friends;
  • Have enough fuel and reserves;
  • Have a mask for each person on board, for your protection and that of our members, should we need to assist you.
The stations will be closing on the following dates:
Station Continuation of activities with reduced hours End date and time of activities
Longueuil Not applicable Wednesday, September 1st at noon
Trois-Rivières Not applicable Wednesday, September 8th at noon
Beaconsfiled, and
From Friday 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, 8:00 p.m., from September
10 to 12,
17 to19 and
24 to 26. 
Sunday, September 26th at 8:00 p.m.
Sorel Not applicable Wednesday, November 10th at noon

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Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region

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