Monday, May 4, 2015

Recent Marine training exercise hosted by Station 64 highlighted in provincial magazine

Last month's Search and Rescue exercise hosted by Prince Rupert's Station 64 has been declared a major success, with the highlights of the weekend exercise of early April recounted on the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue magazine website.

As we outlined on the blog in mid April, the 2015 Northern SARex took place in and around Prince Rupert over the weekend of April 11th, putting some 40 Search and Rescue personnel through their paces in some challenging conditions.

Representatives of five SAR stations from Prince Rupert, Masset, Kitimat, Lax Kw'alaams and Gitxaala were involved in both information gathering sessions on land,  as well as through hand on activities on the waters surrounding Prince Rupert.

By the end of the weekend events, participants from each of the stations had developed a better understanding as to how each other worked and shared a number of ideas to provide support for each others work in their individual communities.

The waters of the North Coast were used for training purposes
in April as North Coast Marine SAR groups took part in exercises

The overview of the April exercise can be downloaded here, it runs from pages 19 to 21

For more about the work of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Prince Rupert see their Facebook page for more background and updates on their activities in the region.

More on Emergency Response services in the Northwest can be found on our archive page.

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