Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Rescue Stations Resume Operations

QUÉBEC – The Canadian Coast Guard announced today that its seasonal rescue stations have reopened in Valleyfield, Oka, Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières.

These bases will be in operation Monday to Thursday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and Friday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. until September 5, 2011.

Any marine emergency can be reported to the Canadian Coast Guard’s Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling 1 800 463-4393 or 418-648-3599, or by contacting a Marine Communications and Traffic Services centre on VHF radio (channel 16) or dialling *16 on a cell phone.

For further information on the Canadian Coast Guard’s search and rescue services, go to this site: http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/SAR_Main.

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For more information:

Nathalie Letendre
Communications Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
nathalie.letendre@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
418-649-6297

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