From Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28 the Delta Lifeboat attended the Richmond Maritime Festival. CLI members were invited to attend a meet and greet at the renovated Net Loft at Britannia Shipyards on Friday evening. Running from 11:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday visitors were welcomed on the Delta Lifeboat. Huge crowds attended the festival and all that came aboard thoroughly enjoyed their time and had a chance to see how the CLI is part of Team SAR. Photos are from the Fraser Lifeboat prior to our morning training.
The Fraser Lifeboat responded to a possible person in distress call on Thursday 26 Jul 2019. As our coxswains were already aboard planning evening training, they were able to get underway in 7 mins. After arriving on scene and receiving info from a pleasure boat they spotted a person on the shore on an island opposite Garry Point Park. Info was relayed to CG Radio. The hovercraft Moytel arrived on the scene and we pointed to the person’s location. The Fraser was then released and the task was transferred to local police.
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The CLI frequently conducts extended training exercises where we take crew outside their usual familiar surrounding and comfort zones and introduce new challenges to keep honing skills.
On Saturday 06 Jul 2019, crews planned a 9-hour circumnavigation voyage of the Fraser River taking in both the South and North Arms. Working as a team, they took into account weather, currents, tide, and locations that we would be heading to. They decided to route Steveston>Gunderson Slough>New Westminster>North Arm Fraser to Mill Town Marina – planned lunch break, then Mill Town Marina> North Jetty> head south and stay east of traffic lanes to Sandheads>Steveston. Continue reading “Fraser River Circumnavigation Training Exercise – 2019”
The CLI conducted 2 days of patrols as follows:
On Friday 29 Jun 2019 the Fraser Lifeboat conducted a safety patrol in the lower Fraser River. The patrol consisted of departing Steveston for Captain’s Cove Marina near Ladner, where we investigated a large boat drifting west of Ladner Reach, they indicated they were ok. A check of the marina up to Deas Slough bridge was conducted, from there we sailed to what we call ‘Gilligan’s Island’, but there were no campers at all which is unusual for this time of year. Continue reading “July Long Weekend Safety Patrols – 2019”
The CLI was pleased to have the Fraser Lifeboat attend the SAR Demo day on 15 June 2019. Our vessel was on static display and able to be toured by delegates from all over the world. We received many favourable comments, including those from the Canadian Coast Guard. The live demos involved showing marine and air assets in action from the Royal Canadian Air Force, US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, RCM-SAR, Vancouver Police, Vancouver Fire, and the Vancouver Port Authority. Continue reading “CLI participates in World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019”