Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 30, 2013 10:39 ET

Phasing Out of Operations: Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Rescue Stations

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2013) - The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal rescue stations located in Bainsville (Lake Saint-François), Ontario; Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières, Quebec, are beginning to wrap up their annual summer activities and will be operating on the following schedule:

August 31 - September 1 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) All rescue stations operating
September 2 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.) All rescue stations operating
September 7 - 8 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 14 - 15 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 21 - 22 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais
September 28 - 29 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville

These bases have been operational since May 31 - the start of the peak boating season on lakes and rivers in Quebec.

Marine emergencies can be called in to the Canadian Coast Guard's Marine Rescue Sub-Centre 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-463-4393 or the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre by VHF radio (channel 16) or by dialing *(star) 16 on a cell phone.

For additional information on the Canadian Coast Guard's search and rescue services, please visit www.marinfo.gc.ca.

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