Welcome to Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 33 - Oak Bay Sea Rescue. Celebrating 42+ years in the community, we are volunteer first responders who are dedicated to saving lives on the water.
We are an organization of volunteers whose primary roles are Saving Lives on the Water & Boating Safety. But we're also active in our community. Here are some of the special events** we're involved with:
** If you have an event that you'd like to involve us in or know more information about, please contact our Special Event Coordinators.
We are members of your community, an organization of volunteers providing support of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 33, Oak Bay, Canada.
RCM-SAR 33 maintains a 24/7 marine search and rescue readiness and promotes boating safety programs to the public.
Volunteer and become a local hero.
Support us with our campaign to replace and refit our Rescue Boats!
RCM-SAR is standardizing its vessels and has introduced new designs to meet the requirements of search and rescue on the British Columbia coast. These new vessels are state-of-the-art and provide our crews with added safety and the ability to handle longer, more complex missions.
A new Type 1 Fast Response Vessel
which meets today's safety standards costs $425,000. Re-fit of our 17 year old secondary FRV costs $150,000.
Design: Rigid Hull Inflatable
Length: 9 metres
Power: Twin Yamaha 250hp Outboards
Range: 250 nautical miles
Speed: 40+ knots
Crew Complement: 5
- Shockwave Integrated Controlled Environment (ICE) - shock mitigation
- Self Righting
- Wireless Crew Communications
- Electronic Navigation: radar/chart plotter
- Dual Marine VHF/UHF/DSC/AIS radios
- Radio Direction Finder (RDF/DMB)
- Fixed/Portable Search-lights
- Night Vision / FLIR Thermal Camera
- First Aid / AED / O2 Equipment
- Towing Equipment
- De-watering Equipment
- Damage Control Gear
To report a marine emergency, use Channel 16 on your marine VHF radio. Or by cell phone dial #727 or *16 or 911.