On Sunday afternoon, RCM SAR Station 60 Comox was tasked by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Victoria to assist with a vessel that was taking on water off of Cape Lazo, southeast of the airport.
Also tasked with this call out was the Cape Caution, the Canadian Coast Guard Lifeboat from Powell River. The call out was approximately 2:45 p.m.
Two vessels of opportunity where on scene upon the arrival of the RCMSAR vessel Lazo and the CCG vessel Cape Caution.
One of the vessels had the sinking vessel undertow. Crews for the RCMSAR vessel came along side of the White Rose and deployed a dewatering pump. A second dewatering pump was added from the Cape Caution.
Two RCMSAR crew stayed on the White Rose while it was towed back into the Comox Harbour. Once inside of the harbour, the Cape Caution took over the tow and placed the White Rose along the dock.
RCMSAR is a volunteer marine rescue organization that provides assistance to the CCG in 35 stations along the coast with more than 1,000 volunteers.
For additional Information on RCMSAR, visit rcmsar.com or contact Rob Duffus at email@example.com.