Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Halfmoon Bay Station 12

RCM-SAR Station 12 Halfmoon Bay consists of over 30 volunteers from the Sunshine Coast.

We offer our time and commitment to actively promote boating safety but mostly we provide marine search and rescue services to the Sunshine Coast.

Station 12 participates in resolving more than 35 marine SAR incidents that occur on the coast every year. Our team dedicated over 3000 volunteer hours last year. Either as the principal resource, or as an additional response unit we are here to help. We also assist the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and provide Pleasure Craft Safety Checks to mariners within our community.

Area of Responsibility:

RCM-SAR Station 12’s area of responsibility starts at White Islets continuing to McNaughton Point. Our coverage stops half way across the Salish Sea. This includes the Southern portions of Texada and Lasqueti Islands. We also service the Sechelt Inlet from Egmont to Porpoise Bay including Narrows and Salmon Inlets.


Saving lives on the water.

We provide 24/7-365 coverage and are always ready to assist during all types of marine emergencies. Highly trained dedicated responders who freely give their time to those in need make up our team.

Dedicated response vessels.

With tremendous support from the Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society, we own and operate 2 vessels. Having the KenMoore located in Secret Cove and the LewisMcPhee in Porpoise Bay we are able to serve our entire marine community. Both are kept in boathouses, as a result they are well protected from weathering.

Help us help others.

A large portion of our funding comes from the community. Your donations are key in training our team to the highest standards and outfitting them in the best safety gear. We take pride in our track record of a fiscally responsible not for profit organization.

Thank you for your support!

Our Search and Rescue crews are big on boating safety and community education.

From Vessel Safety Surveys on the water, to visits from Bobbie the Safety Boat. Our team loves to educate and prevent problems from ever occurring. Being active members of our community means everything to us, if you see us out on the water call us over. We would be grateful to answer any of your questions. You may even be eligible to receive a free safety kit!

Every 2 years in the fall, RCM-SAR 12 recruits new members.

SAREx 2016 with our partners from the Canadian Air Force at Camp Elphinstone

Do you love the water? Would you like to join a team of highly dedicated volunteers and give back to your community. You will receive top notch training and forge new friendships, bond with a group of like minded people and enjoy the marine environment safely. Coming from all corners of the coast with diverse backgrounds we are constantly evolving to meet the challenges.

Join our team!

Not only do we need search and rescue crew, we are also actively seeking support crew. These are all the people behind the scenes who keep our vessels funded and our equipment up to date. They apply for grants, run the Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society as well as manage finances and organize fundraising. Supporting members are an integral part of our team, if you are interested please email


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