Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Saturday Search and Rescue exercise to take place this weekend in Prince Rupert harbour

Local Search and Rescue agencies in the community will be conducting an exercise this Saturday in the inner Harbour of the Price Rupert Waterfront.

The event which will involve multiple vessels will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Vessels like the PRPA's Charles Hays will be part of
Saturday's exercise off of the Cow Bay dock area 

Olivia Mowatt, the Senior Communications Officer with the Prince Rupert Port Authority provides a snapshot of who's involved and what those watching form the shore may observe on Saturday.

"This joint training will include Prince Rupert Port Authority, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Canadian Coast Guard, Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue. 

Participants will be gathering at the Cow Bay Breakwater. 

A non-toxic smoke will be used during this drill

There are no waterfront walkway closures planned, but members of the public are asked to maintain a safe distance to allow emergency responders the space to conduct their training."

The Port Authority will have reminders of the event for the weekend through their social media stream

More notes on the work of Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be reviewed from our archive page.

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