Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 31, 2012 09:23 ET

Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Stations

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal rescue stations located in Bainsville, 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 28 - 31 (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel

September 1 - 3 (10 a.m. - 10:00) All rescue stations operating

September 8 - 9 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais

September 15 - 16 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais

September 22 - 23 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Bainsville, Sorel, Pointe-aux-Anglais

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 into the Canadian Coast Guard's Marine Rescue Sub-Centre 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, 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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