Media Advisory: CCG Participates in Search and Rescue Exercises in Southern Ontario on Saturday, August 17th, 2013


Internacional (Marketwired, 16 de Agosto de 2013) On Saturday, August 17th, 2013, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will participate in search and rescue exercises, being led by the Ontario Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), with the support and participation of 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron out of 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Ontario Provincial Police. The exercises will take place along the shores of southern Lake Huron and the western shores of Lake Erie, near the communities of Port Dover, Amherstburg, Goderich and Kincardine. The exercises will engage marine and air search and rescue personnel and technology in a real-time operational response to emergency situations.

The purpose of maritime emergency exercises is to test our shared response to potential maritime distress incidents in the area. These exercises will provide an important opportunity for the participants to train together. Search and rescue training is an essential component of our maritime operations, and the safety of Canadians.

The public should not be alarmed by the presence of rescue vessels and aircraft in these areas.

As a reminder, should the public be witness to or involved in a real maritime distress or emergency situation, they should contact the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at 1-800-267-7270, or use their marine VHF radio – channel 16.


Contact Information

CCG Communications contact:

Rachelle Smith
(204) 983-4197