marine safety

Trudeau promises two emergency towing vessels for West Coast

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says two emergency towing vessels that were promised as part of a federal plan to protect Canada's oceans will operate on the West Coast. Trudeau toured a Canadian Coast...

Fundraising goal reached to build skate park for whale-watching boat rescuers

VANCOUVER — A First Nations community on Vancouver Island whose quick response to a capsized whale-watching boat is credited with saving lives is one step closer to getting its own skateboard park....

Strong winds, rain slam B.C. coast, causing blackouts and ferry cancellations

Gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour expected in some areas.

Cargo ship loses propulsion off Haida Gwaii; tugs, coast guard ship en route

MV North Star was sailing from Anchorage, Alaska to Tacoma, Wash., when it lost propulsion after suffering an "electrical issue."

Calgary man says giant wave knocked over Tofino whale-watching boat

Dwayne Mazereeuw and his wife survived the ordeal by clutching a life ring for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour in the frigid waters before being rescued.

Body found near scene of October sinking of whale-watching boat

Too early to say if the remains are those of a man who has remained missing since the sinking, says B.C.'s Coroners Service.

Kits resident is thrilled to see coast guard station reopen

Jeremy Board is delighted that PM Trudeau is reopening the Kits coast guard station, describing it as a "foundational" lifesaving service.

B.C. man survives hours adrift in ocean by holding on to jerry cans, crab float

B.C. man survived for two ours by clinging for life to a pair of two jerry cans.

Captain praying for families of five dead passengers aboard B.C. vessel

Doomed vessel's captain says passengers and crew were heroic as the vessel went under, claiming lives of five people.

Equipment that could provide more answers recovered from sunken B.C. boat

Ship capsized on Sunday with 27 people on board, about 15 kilometres from the tourist community of Tofino