Friday, December 30, 2016

Overdue vessel found by fishing vessel near Kincolith

The Royal Canadian Marine Rescue unit]
out of Prince Rupert was called to action
earlier this week
A marine incident off the coast near Kincolith came to a happy ending on December 28th, after a fishing vessel found an overdue vessel in waters near the North Coast community.

A combined search for both the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Marine Rescue had just commenced when the welcome news was delivered, with both the CCG Cape Dauphin and RCM-SAR 64 making their way to the Kincolith area at the time.

The missing vessel, a 27 foot herring skiff with four occupants aboard had been reported as over due at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, at which time the Rupert based vessels were dispatched to start their search.

With word of the successful end to the search, the Victoria Rescue Coordination Centre stood down the transiting Prince Rupert assets which returned to port.

All passengers were reported to be good condition.

Barring any further call outs through the weekend, the local Rescue group will  next see action this weekend when they lend a hand with the Rotary Club's Polar Bear Swim on New Years Day.

An update on the work of the Rupert based SAR station can be found on their Facebook page.

More items of interest related to the work of Northwest Emergency Responders can be found on our archive page.

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