Canadian Coast Guard

Rigid-hull inflatable fast rescue craft with three person crews operate out of the inshore rescue boat stations. Canadian Coast Guard photo

Canadian Coast Guard setting up seasonal station on Cortes

Inshore rescue boat stations will re-open this year on May 20

 

Firefighters and paramedics prepare to transfer a man to an ambulance stretcher at the Crofton docks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man with hypothermia brought into Crofton by Coast Guard vessel

Patient in non-critical condition after incident in Trincomali Channel

 

Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for man missing and feared drowned in Nanaimo Harbour

One woman rescued from Mark Bay but search continues for man

 

North Cedar Fire Department responded to boat on fire and adrift near Round Island, south of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Firefighters, RCMP, Coast Guard called to boat fire near Cedar

Pleasure craft of unknown type or origin burns to waterline while adrift near Cedar Boat Ramp

North Cedar Fire Department responded to boat on fire and adrift near Round Island, south of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The Canadian Coast Guard has placed a containment boom around the sunken Trailer Princess barge in Duncan Bay. Photo by Alistair Taylor/ Campbell River Mirror

Large barge sinking in Campbell River

Canadian Coast Guard has removed approx. 34,000 litres of fuel from craft

The Canadian Coast Guard has placed a containment boom around the sunken Trailer Princess barge in Duncan Bay. Photo by Alistair Taylor/ Campbell River Mirror
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, Canadian Rangers, North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)

Pair of Vancouver Island first responders run with Wounded Warriors

Maria Marciano, Dave Nesbitt and team taking part in annual Island-wide mental health trek

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, Canadian Rangers, North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)
A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)

58-foot vessel catches fire and sinks between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill

One person aboard was rescued by coast guard’s emergency fast rescue craft

A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)
CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Four injured in water taxi crash near Tofino

Ahousaht Coast Guard Auxiliary received a report that a vessel had run aground near Catface Mountain

CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
CCGS Cape Naden based on Saltspring Island responded to the Bazan Bay area Monday to participate in a marine rescue involving multiple vessels. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)

Boaters trying to rescue beached sailboat off Saanich Peninsula towed off rocks to safety

Monday incident in Bazan Bay involved Coast Guard, search and rescue vessels

CCGS Cape Naden based on Saltspring Island responded to the Bazan Bay area Monday to participate in a marine rescue involving multiple vessels. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Coast Guard seeking feedback on Cape Mudge foghorn sound

Part of review process for all navigational aids in area

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.

Island firm awarded $23.4 million contract to renew Coast Guard motorboats

Ocean Pacific Marine to renew 13 Cape Class boats used in search and rescue

Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.
The Coast Guard vessel Cape Calvert responded to an overturned boat near Esquimalt Lagoon on Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Coast Guard vessel Cape Calvert responded to an overturned boat near Esquimalt Lagoon on Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay was involved in a collision with a moored sailboat in Ganges Harbour on Monday night. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard/ Government of Canada)

Coast Guard hovercraft hits sailboat during Salt Spring Island medevac mission

No one injured, crew able to completed emergency transport to Vancouver after incident

Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay was involved in a collision with a moored sailboat in Ganges Harbour on Monday night. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard/ Government of Canada)
Ian Bruce, president of the Peninsula Streams Society, says he hopes that federal authorities do more to remove a boat aground in North Saanich’s Patricia Bay after debris from the boat has started to wash ashore. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Patricia Bay sees debris from derelict boat wash up on shore

The boat lies aground near the North Saanich station of the Canadian Coast Guard

Ian Bruce, president of the Peninsula Streams Society, says he hopes that federal authorities do more to remove a boat aground in North Saanich’s Patricia Bay after debris from the boat has started to wash ashore. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

105 containers that fell from cargo ship near Victoria believed to have sunk: coast guard

Canadian Coast Guard says it is working with the ship’s owner to determine the next steps

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Drifting shipping containers leave Vancouver Island communities with many questions

Containers spotted as far north as Cape Scott, as of Wednesday, none had been retrieved

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Count update lists 106 containers lost at sea from MV Zim Kingston

Contents include Christmas decorations, stand-up paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

UPDATE: Container ship still smouldering as storm hampers firefighting efforts

Crews have been dousing a chemical fire onboard MV Zim Kingston off Victoria since Saturday

The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
Crew members aboard the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay replace navigational buoys in the Somass River on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The 29-metre long hovercraft came to the Alberni Inlet from Richmond, B.C., where it is based. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Coast Guard hovercraft not a common sight in Port Alberni waters

29-metre CCGS Siyay made rare visit to Alberni Inlet

Crew members aboard the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay replace navigational buoys in the Somass River on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The 29-metre long hovercraft came to the Alberni Inlet from Richmond, B.C., where it is based. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A man has been reunited with his canoe after Victoria police and the Canadian Coast Guard retrieved it from a suspected thief. (Courtesy of VicPD)