Boating Safety

The Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue – Station 64 (Prince Rupert) is commited to providing safe boating education to all age groups int he community.

The Vessel courtesy check program provides auxiliary members trained to educate and assist boaters in having the proper safety equipment aboard their vessel. The Courtesy Check is done free of charge to all mariners and available at their request, where ever the boat is located, in the marina or at home.

Kids Don’t Float program Mustang sponsored program that has two main goals: to provide loaner Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) to children at strategic public boating locations and to educate the guardians of children such as parents, teachers and other family members, about boating safety. The PFD loaner station is a hardwood sign reminding children and their parents about the importance of wearing a PFD whenever in or near the water. We are currently looking for marina partner to display this sign. Sign includes PFDs that can be used while in the Prince Rupert Area.

Bobbie the Safety Boat is an interactive remotely boat designed to interact with children and teach them about safety on water. Bobbie is taken to any location with a relatively flat floor. If you would like to see Bobbie on your event, please let us know.

For more information about safety, visit the Canadian Office of Boating Safety.