Emergency Reporting & Preparedness
Contact numbers to report overdue or missing vessels or aircraft; vessels disabled, capsized, disoriented, aground or taking on water; missing persons on the water; sightings of distress flares or signals.
Oil / Fuel Spill
Complete, concise information on reporting pollution, or threats of pollution in the Marine Environment.
The City of Vancouver's emergency preparedness site offers basic information about preparing your home, work site, and your family for disaster situations.
Tsunami (Tidal Wave) Preparedness
A Tsunami Warning and Alerting Plan is in place to pass the warning to coastal residents as quickly as possible in the event of a tsunami.
Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)
PEP provides BC hazard information for earthquakes, flooding, avalanche, wildlife interface and other emergencies.
The BC Royal Canadian Mounted Police site provides news releases and information on criminal record checks, RCMP Detachments, latest scams, reports and publications.
The Public Safety Portal is a one-stop site providing reliable information on safety in Canada and vital links related to emergency preparedness.
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
The latest CCG press releases and news for the Pacific Region.
CCG Pacific Region information, including policies and activities of the department, publications, initiatives, environmental, act and regulations and other marine safety related issues.
Coast Guard Auxiliary - Pacific Region
The CCG Auxiliary Mission is to provide a volunteer marine rescue service and to promote public Boating Safety throughout the Pacific Region, as an integral part of the Volunteer Auxiliary and the Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) system.
The CCG is responsible for ensuring the clean-up of all oil, and other noxious substance spills in Canadian waters.
Canadian Coast Guard
National CCG information on boating safety, research, search and rescue, CCG fleets, communications, navigation service, icebreaking, and descriptions of various regions in Canada.
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