Reopening of seasonal Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue stations in Quebec

News release

April 3, 2024 

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 search and rescue vessels in the Saint-Lawrence sector were deployed on Wednesday, March 27, and have reached their respective bases.

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 annually.

Although the air is warming up, water temperatures remain low and the risk of hypothermia due to immersion in cold water 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 at 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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Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region

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