Easter Fraser River Safety Patrols 2019

The Fraser Lifeboat conducted 2 safety patrols over the Easter long weekend, one of Good Friday and one on Easter Monday. Crews sailed between Sandheads and Shelter Island Marina as well as the approaches to the Fraser River. We checked “Party Island” or also affectionately called “Gilligan’s Island” which had campers and a campfire burning. There were a lot of SAR calls on the radio, but none in our area of operations on the Friday patrol. We did see a few recreational boaters, but the strong winds off Sandheads had only 1 sport fisherman braving the huge waves. We finished off by checking out Captain’s Cove Marina, which the included picture shows. The Fraser Lifeboat was also on standby to assist in the Southern Straits Race if required. On Easter Monday, Fraser Lifeboat also investigated a capsized 18-foot outboard vessel under the pier at the bottom of No. 1 Road. It was determined that the capsized boat was inside protective booms for the pier and could not be reached by FRASER.  After discussions with CG Regional Ops by phone, FRASER was released from the tasking.