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Type_3.jpgTuesday 9th January saw the Canadian Coast Guard announce 2 new lifeboat stations, at Old Parlican & Twillingate with improvements at St. Anthony to follow.

A five year $108m plan will see 4 new stations built in British Columbia, to boost the regions rescue assets.

The locations were chosen after gaps were found in the areas search and rescue response capabilities.

New rescue vessels will include a fast-rescue craft as well as a 19 meter vessel that will be able to search up to 120 miles offshore!

Further details are available here.

Maritime Rescue wishes the new stations and crew all the very best for the future.


Pilot L242 - last known positionA pilot boat capsized in the Gulf of Finland, south of Porvoo lighthouse, on Friday 8th Dec 2017 at around 17:00.

After reports were recieved by MRC Helsinki, Finnish Border Guard boats were dispatched to the scene along with other vessels and aircraft.

Heavy swells in the area hampered rescue and after righting attempts caused the pilot boat to sink, divers entered the vessel and located the bodies of 2 crew members.

A sad incident at any time, but with christmas so close, our thoughts are with their families at this time.

More details on Maritime Executive website...



Rescue22 crew rescued as fishing vessel sinks off Cape coast

More than 20 crew members were saved during a rescue operation after their fishing vessel started to sink in rough seas off Danger Point on the Cape South Coast.

The South African maritime safety authority’s maritime rescue coordination centre (MRCC) coordinated the rescue of 22 crew in the early hours of Friday after the fishing vessel Ellis S, owned by Sevlak Investments, began taking on water off Danger Point which is near Gansbaai.


Find out more here.

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