Report overdue vessels to the nearest Search & Rescue
If you have a genuine concern for the safety or welfare of the persons onboard an overdue vessel that have not returned or checked-in, in a reasonable amount of time:
- Call the appropriate rescue authority contact listed below.
- Tell the dispatcher you are responding to a late return or check-in by the persons on board the vessel.
- The dispatcher will instruct you from there.
Note: The dispatcher will provide you with the necessary contact or agency connection to get a search and rescue mission started. This puts you in direct contact with agency conducting the actual search and rescue, eliminating unnecessary middlemen. The dispatcher will tell you is he/she desires a follow-up call on the outcome of the rescue.
- Be patient…you’ve done everything you can possibly do for now. It is important to keep the telephone available so emergency personnel can contact you with additional information and/or questions concerning the search and rescue effort.
Anywhere in Canada: Call 9-1-1
- Halifax (Atlantic Region): +1 (902) 427-8200
- Trenton (Central & Arctic Canada): +1 (613) 965-3870 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Victoria (Pacific Region): +1 (250) 413-8933 | email@example.com. ca
- Quebec (Quebec Region): +1 (418) 648-3599 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information source: https://sarcontacts.info/countries/canada/
The worldwide Search and Rescue Contacts website is managed by the Canadian Coast Guard in JRCC Halifax location.
For more information, visit JRCC Halifax website.
Updated: April 15, 2019