Québec, Quebec – The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal rescue stations located in Bainsville, Ontario; Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières, Quebec, are beginning to wrap up their annual summer activities and will be operating on the following schedule:
August 30 – September 1 (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) All rescue stations operating
September 6 – 7 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 13 – 14 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 20 – 21 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 27 – 28 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Bainsville only
These bases have been operational since May 30 – the start of the peak boating season on lakes and rivers in Quebec.
Marine emergencies can be called into the Canadian Coast Guard's Marine Rescue Sub-Centre 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, or the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre by VHF radio (channel 16) or by dialing *16 on a cell phone.
For additional information on the Canadian Coast Guard's search and rescue services, please visit www.marinfo.gc.ca.
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Regional Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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