When Mother Nature Turns Up the Volume – SAR Veterans Recount Search and Rescue Stories
From rescues in hurricane-force winds, to man-overboard situations, Sergeant Norm Penny and Captain Steve MacFadgen have spent thousands of hours performing search and rescue (SAR) at sea and have their fair share of stories to tell and advice to share.
Penny joined the military in 1993 and served multiple tours overseas, after which he came across his first SAR technician at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in 2000.
“I didn’t know what that person was, so I inquired ...
Coast Guard Closes Seasonal SAR Stations for Winter
The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will close its seasonal search and rescue stations in Lark Harbour and Port aux Choix on December 7, 2016.
The vessels from the seasonal search and rescue stations cannot operate in the ice-covered waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The seasonal stations will resume operations in April, 2017.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s stations are strategically located to provide assistance as quickly as possible in order to minimize loss of life, injury, and ...