Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Station 64 crews lend assistance to vessel near Prince Rupert

RCMSR vessels at exercise near
Hartley Bay this weekend

(from Station 64 Facebook page)
A routine exercise for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 64 unit over the weekend turned into a assistance call for the team, as members of the Prince Rupert based Station 64 crew came across a vessel in need of assistance running low on fuel and drifting near Port Edward.

The call for assistance came in as the Station 64 crew were returning to Prince Rupert from the Hartley Bay area on Sunday, after having completed exercises to work on some of their skills with a number of other vessels from Kitimat and the Coast Guard vessel Captain Goddard.

Once notified of the situation, the responding vessels from Prince Rupert located the vessel requesting help and then began to assess the best course of action.

The Station 64 crew redirected the vessel to Port Edward and took a couple into Prince Rupert in order to pick up their vehicle and to run some fuel out to the vessel that had since docked in Port Edward.

The account of their travels from Sunday, along with a number of photos from their travels to Hartley Bay and back can be found on the Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Facebook page.

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