From the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) – Station 37 Sooke
MAYDAY — Vessel sinking with 5 persons on-board near Sheringham Lighthouse. RCMSAR Station Sooke on water training. Rushed to scene.
April 23, 2017 – 1409h
Three Vessels of Opportunity arrived on-scene. Vancouver Island Lodge was able to extract four persons from the boat and begin a tow before RCMSAR Station Sooke arrived.
Once on-scene we assisted the Captain, who stayed with the vessel and began using a de-watering pump to help stop the ingress of water. We also took over the tow from Vancouver Island Lodge who then quickly took the 4 persons back to Sooke while we dealt with the sinking vessel.
Our de-watering pump can handle 400 litres/minute. The level of water coming in was just maintained at that rate.
Thank you to Vancouver Island Lodge and Ryan Chamberland for the quick response and assistance.
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