Lucille Johnston Workboat Parade and Safety Patrol – Sep 2023

On Saturday 23 Sep 2023 both Delta and Fraser Lifeboats attended the Lucille Johnston Work Boat Parade in New Westminster. We conduct a safety patrol up to Fraser Surrey Wharfs where Delta L/B anchors and Fraser L/B rafts alongside. Crews enjoy a pot-luck lunch and then head to the mustering area on the North Arm Fraser just west on the rail bridge. At 14:00 led by the Port Fraser vessel, a large group of tugs, work boats, SAR vessels, spill response, and other vessels head to the public viewing area near the Quay. Delta L/B had its fire pumps running and on its second pass discharged the starter cannon to the delight of the crowd. Fraser L/B showed it’s turning capabilities and did a high-speed run. A safety patrol was then conducted back to Ladner and Steveston.