Canadian Lifeboat Institution

Canadian Lifeboat Institution

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Welcome

 

Welcome to the Canadian Lifeboat Institution's Volunteer Rescue site. This non-public site has restricted access. 

In operation since 1981 and celebrating our 40th anniversary (1981-2021), the Canadian Lifeboat Institution is a volunteer, not-for-profit, nationally registered charitable marine Search and Rescue organization dedicated to saving lives and property at sea. Its members and lifeboat crews, from all walks of life, are volunteers concerned about marine safety and rescue. The CLI is not directly funded by the government but relies entirely on personal and corporate donations, as well as community and other grants.

If you have reached this site and want information on becoming a crew member, please use the 'Contact' link on the top right and send us a message.

Please also visit our public site at http://canadianlifeboatinstitution.org

 

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Purposes

 

  1. To organize and operate a marine volunteer search and rescue group in the lower mainland region of British Columbia. 
  2. To train and arrange for the training of volunteers in marine search and rescue operations.
  3. To provide support and assistance to other organizations with similar purposes.
  4. To organize and conduct actual searches and rescue operations or provide marine services as may from time to time be required.
  5. To provide comprehensive reporting.
  6. To provide a crew management system.

 

NOTICE: New Fraser Health COVID-19 restrictions are in effect starting 05 Feb 2021 - indefinite. All CLI crew must understand that there is no pressure on them to attend on-water or dockside training; however, as RCM-SAR is continuing on-water training in order to maintain critical skills, CLI also wishes to balance ongoing training with personal safety.  Lifeboat training will be organized and monitored to enhance safety procedures; members are encouraged to state any concerns that may arise. As of 11 Mar 2021 up to 10 people may now meet outside as long as socially distanced and standard COVID precautions are in place. Attending crews must each have at least 1 vaccination shot and COVID safety procedures are in effect. The CLI is also available for emergency call-outs. 

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Geographical area

 

Based in Steveston BC and Ladner BC on the Fraser River, our vessels can service a large area of the west coast. Not only are we are able to serve the communities of Richmond, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster, and Vancouver; but many others as well. These include the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, and US waters as required.

 

 

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This web site has been created by and is provided by VolunteerRescue of SKRPC Holdings Inc., Fernie, BC, Canada.