Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – DELTA
Station 8 of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) is an all-volunteer group dedicated to providing Search and Rescue to the waters around Delta, British Columbia. Trained crews stand ready to respond within minutes of being paged, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The unit has the unique distinction of being the only RCM-SAR station to operate out of a U.S. location, but the Point Roberts Marina has proven to be an excellent location for visibility and access to the large and often weather-beaten Straight of Georgia.
The unit also delivers Boating Safety programs to the community, providing Pleasure Craft Courtesy Checks and lectures on boating safety to local groups and yacht clubs in the Delta and Point Roberts area.
The Delta Marine Rescue Society (DMRS) is the non-profit society which supports Unit 8. Except for partial reimbursement of fuel for training and emergency calls,RCM-SAR stations do not receive government funding. All funds used in the operation and equipping of the rescue boat are raised by the DMRS in the community of Delta. Your support and contributions are critical.