Reopening of seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue stations in Quebec

News release

April 12, 2022

Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Cap-aux-Meules, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kegaska, Québec City, Rivière-au-Renard and Tadoussac have now resumed operations. Our six vessels of Saint-Lawrence sector have been launched on Thursday, March 31st, and have now reached their respective base.

The stations are strategically located to provide assistance as quickly as possible and reduce the number and severity of maritime incidents and risks to the environment. The stations are open from April to November.

Although air temperatures are warming, water temperatures remain low and the risk of hypothermia due to cold water immersion is likely. For more information on cold water immersion, please refer to the Canadian Safe Boating Council and Transport Canada guides.

The Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue coordination services are available 24/7 and can be reached toll free 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, as well as by VHF radio on channel 16 (156.8 Mhz), by Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) on channel 70 and by radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.

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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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