On 23 Oct 2022, during a chum fishery patrol, the Delta Lifeboat received a call from CG Radio about a black disabled vessel (possibly a SeaDoo) near S23.
The RHIB was sent to locate and found the vessel close to Woodwards Landing. A low line was passed, and the vessel was towed until meeting Delta Lifeboat which towed it to Captains Cove Marina, where the RHIB took over and assisted the vessel to its slip.
The CLI conducted Thanksgiving long weekend safety patrols on 10 Oct 2022. Fraser Lifeboat deployed in the morning and Delta Lifeboat covered the afternoon period with a brief overlap for both vessels. A storm was expected but didn’t materialize for the better part of the day. With a new crew member on Fraser L/B, this presented an opportunity to deploy the x-boat and do some heaving line practice. Two distress calls were heard but they were far outside our area of operations. This was a fairly quiet weekend.
On 24 Sep 2022 the DELTA and FRASER Lifeboats attended River Fest in New Westminster, BC. With over 3000 people in attendance this year, the Lucille Johnston Work Boat Parade is a huge highlight. This event gives the CLI great exposure to the public in this area of the river and is able to provide emergency services should anything happen during the event. Safety patrols were conducted on the way there and back. The Canadian Coast Guard was also present on the river installing / updating aids to navigation.
On Monday, 19 Sep 2022, the City of Delta teamed up with the Ladner Legion for a special memorial service to honour the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our coxswain, John Horton, attended the memorial service. The ceremony started at 10:45, at the Memorial Park cenotaph. It featured singing and musical performances, including a bugler and members of the Delta Police Pipe Band. Speeches were made by MLA Ian Patterson and mayor George Harvey. Wreaths and flowers were laid by dignitaries.
Many of our members had to work, but several live-streamed the events from UK and Ottawa.