Delta Lifeboat supports Naval Association of Canada National Conference – Oct 2019

From 02-06 Oct 2019 the Delta Lifeboat provided support to the Naval Association of Canada National Conference in North Vancouver.

Moored at Lonsdale Quay,  the Delta Lifeboat was given dock space by Seaspan so we could transport guests of the conference to the Seaspan construction site for a tour

One of conference highlight speakers, Martin Quinn, Commodore Royal Navy, who is Commander Maritime Reserves for the UK toured the Delta Lifeboat with John Horton

The Delta Lifeboat also attended the church service at the WW II memorial beside the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver.

 

Sailboat taking on water – Sep 2019

On 02 Sep 2019 the Fraser Lifeboat was conducting a safety patrol at the mouth of the Fraser River near Sandheads. A distress call was received of a sailboat taking on water near Steveston Harbour. As they made dock, Coast Guard did not task us, but left it to our discretion to check on them. We arrived approx 20 mins later and found them tied to Fisherman’s Wharf and slightly low in the water. The crew deployed our portable salvage pump and extricated a fair amount of water. The source of the leak was not found and the vessel decided to head to Ladner Harbour. Coast Guard Radio was advised of what we had done and the vessels intentions. Fraser Lifeboat stood down and returned to the river for further patrols.

Delta Lifeboat tasking for medical assistance – Aug 2019

While on their way to the Victoria Classic Boat Festival the Delta Lifeboat received a CCG tasking for medical assistance to proceed to a position SE of Porlier Pass, where a suspected heart attack had occurred on a sailboat. We altered course and headed there immediately. While in transit, a call went to a whale-watching vessel to see if there was a doctor on board. Turns out there was, so they were also tasked. The hovercraft was also dispatched. Onshore an ambulance was dispatched from the south end of Galliano, but with no idea how to get to the 60ft sailboat.

We were told to stand down when we were just 2 miles away. The doctor had attended and discovered that the gentleman had sadly passed away, so our services were no longer required. The patient was transferred to the hovercraft and taken to their base. We used the incident to provide us with real-life training.

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CLI attends Richmond Maritime Festival – 2019

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.

CLI responds to possible person in distress – 2019

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.