Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in Sooke up early this morning! The following was posted on the RCM-SAR Facebook page (link in the Resources section below)
0533 – May 31st, 2015.
RCM-SAR Station 37 tasked earlier this morning for a 36″ sailing vessel with 2 persons on-board near Race Rocks.
This vessels jib was tangled under the hull and into their props. Their anchor wasn’t holding and they were in danger from going ashore.
Depart our base shortly after tasking with 6 crew on-board. Arrived on-scene and RCM-SAR Station 35 (Victoria), also tasked, arrived moments later.
[sam id=”5″ codes=”true”]Sooke Station quickly fixed a heaving line onto our towline and sent it over the bow of the stricken sailboat where her crew secured it their vessel. Lifted up anchor and we towed into Beecher Bay and into calmer waters. C-Tow Victoria (Commercial Assist) arrived on-scene and took over assisting the vessel in removing the jib.
Thanks for the quick response and assistance from the crew of RCM-SAR 35 Victoria and C-Tow Victoria for taking over once they were in safer waters.
We’d also like to thank the 5 other RCM-SAR members in our station who, while not scheduled on-call, arrived to our docks in case we needed additional hands or vessel.
— at Church Point, Beecher Bay.
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