Yesterday, on August 10, Sooke’s Marine Search and Rescue team was tasked to assist a 27′ vessel with two persons on-board, which was adrift near Whiffin Spit in the fog.
The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station Sooke (37) was tasked by thwe Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria at 5:16 pm to a report of a 27′ vessel adrift near Whiffin Spit. Multiple vessels of opportunity (vessel owners in the vicinity who volunteer to assist) were standing by keeping them off the shore while we got underway. Thick fog blanketed the Whiffin Spit area.
A small vessel of opportunity was able to get a line on them and began the tow into Sooke Harbour. We met up with them and took the tow over to safely bring the vessel and persons ashore.
Vessel safely secured at the Sooke Government Dock.
Thank you to 2 Reel Adventures for standing by and relaying communications and information to the Coast Guard. And thank you to the the other vessels standing by to assist and ensure the vessel didn’t go aground.
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