Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 02, 2016 14:17 ET

Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat Stations

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2016) -

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The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that the seasonal inshore rescue boat stations located in Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières are beginning to wrap up their annual summer activities. All the stations will be operational until Monday September 5, 2016, 8 p.m.

Thereafter, Bainsville and Trois-Rivière's rescue stations will be operational for September's first two weekends (10, 11, 17, 18) from noon to 8 p.m. Afterwards, Bainsville's rescue station might be operational for the next weekend (September 24, 25), from noon to 8 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

These inshore rescue boat stations have been operational since June 1st - the start of the peak boating season on sailing areas 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 *16 on a cell phone.

For more information on the Canadian Coast Guard's search and rescue services, visit the Web sites www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/SAR/home or www.marinfo.gc.ca.

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