Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

April 23, 2015 14:38 ET

Reopening of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Bases

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) -

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Now that spring is here, the Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform the public that its seasonal search and rescue bases in Quebec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard, Havre-Saint-Pierre and Cap-aux-Meules are open.

The Canadian Coast Guard's seasonal bases are strategically located to provide rapid assistance and reduce the number and severity of maritime incidents and risks to the environment. The bases are open from April to November.

The Canadian Coast Guard reminds the public that Search and Rescue coordination services are available 24/7 and can be reached by dialing toll free 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, *16 with a mobile, as well as by VHF radio on channel 16 (156.8 Mhz), by Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) on channel 70 and by radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.

For more information about the Canadian Coast Guard, visit www.marinfo.gc.ca or www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca.

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