Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat Stations in Quebec

News release

September 28, 2023

Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations of Longueuil, Trois-Rivières, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Beaconsfield and Saint-Zotique will be closing this Sunday, October 1 at 20:00. The Sorel station will close on Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00.

All Inshore Rescue Boat stations have been operational since May 31 – the start of peak boating and sailing season in Quebec.

The Inshore Rescue Boat program trains and employs post-secondary students to provide additional maritime Search and Rescue services during the busy summer season. The Canadian Coast Guard's seasonal Search and Rescue stations located in Cap-aux-Meules, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kegaska, Québec, Rivière-au-Renard and Tadoussac will remain in service until November and December.

Emergencies 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)
  • 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 on the water. For more tips, including navigation laws and "rules of the road" on waterways, consult Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide.

Before heading out on the water, we also recommend that you:

  • Ensure your boat is in good condition;
  • Share your trip plan with family or friends; and
  •  Have enough fuel and reserves.

For additional information on the Canadian Coast Guard's Search and Rescue services, please visit: Search and rescue

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