BC Family Day Safety Patrol – 2024

Fraser Lifeboat conducted a Family Day safety patrol on 19 Feb 2024. No sooner had we left Steveston Harbour than we were called by a tug stating a small vessel needed assistance near Steveston Bend. We found a small aluminum boat with fishing gear and a single occupant with an overheated engine. We advised Coast Guard Radio and then towed him back to the fuel dock and continued on our patrol. We saw several commercial vessel along the way including a deeps heading for Fraser Surrey Wharfs. These patrols provide an added level of response to mariners and gives our crew valuable experience.