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Reopening of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Bases
March 29, 2016 - Québec, Quebec
Now that spring is here, the Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform the public that its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard, Havre-Saint-Pierre and Cap-aux-Meules will open on or around April 1st, 2016.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal bases are strategically located to provide rapid assistance and reduce the number and severity of maritime incidents and risks to the environment. The bases are open from April to November.
It should be noted that waters are still very cold at this time of the year despite the recent milder temperatures, and the risks of hypothermia due to cold water immersion are real. For more information on cold water immersion, please visit http://csbc.ca/en/safety-campaigns/stretching-the-season/cold-water.
The Canadian Coast Guard reminds the public that Search and Rescue coordination services are available 24/7 and can be reached by dialing toll free 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, *16 with a mobile, as well as by VHF radio on channel 16 (156.8 Mhz), by Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) on channel 70 and by radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.
Photo Legend: CCGS Cap Percé, F. Servant, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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