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Delta's own locally based Search and Rescue resource

The Delta Marine Unit, supported by the Roberts Bank Lifeboat Station - Delta Society, has been providing marine Search and Rescue to Delta and surrounding areas since 1999. We are an independent non-profit rescue organization equipped with a self righting, amateur radio and FLIR equipped fast response vessel and RIB.

Our society is ACTIVE! We are the only all volunteer dedicated marine emergency services organization based and operating 24/7/365 solely from two stations within Delta. The Delta Marine Unit is a member of Delta's Emergency Services and is a community asset recognized by several Federal, Provincial, and Municipal agencies.

We offer secure on-line donations through either PayPal or Canada Helps. Select the appropriate "Donate" button to make your contribution to marine search and rescue. We have some great items in our kit shop too, see the fundraising tab.

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FOUND: An anchor, chain and rope was found outside Captains Cove Marina this past summer, if its yours and you can identify the items then please contact the Delta Marine Unit. We are actively looking for: sponsors, donors, society members and ship´s crew for the Delta Marine Unit - consider making a difference in your community and join us! Do you require a safety check, if so call us and arrange an appointment? Remember to always wear a lifejacket when on the water, watch the Cold Water Bootcamp video for a better understanding. WANTED: The Roberts Bank Lifeboat Station - Delta Society is looking for four people to build a team, who can help us with marketing, fundraising, and promoting the society. If you would like to help us and have some free time, we'd love to hear from you. Contact

Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check

Delta Marine Unit crew are certified to complete Boating Safety Checks by the Transport Canada Marine Office of Boating Safety. We can issue Transport Canada stickers for compliant vessels. If you wish to have a free Pleasure Craft Safety Check and are in the Delta / Richmond area please email us at or call 604-828-0127.

Cold Water Survival

Our society and the Delta Marine Unit wish to remind everyone to be careful around the water, especially during the winter months here in BC. Please take time to view the Cold Water Bootcamp videos from the link provided. They just might save your life.

Marine Notice 1: Check Active Notices to Shipping
Marine Notice 2: All operators of motorized vessels must now have their Pleasure Craft Operator´s Certificate (PCOC) or other valid proof of marine competency. The card must be carried aboard the vessel, fines start at $250. Boaters should expect police and other agency enforcement of this law. Read more

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Roberts Bank Lifeboat Society and Delta Marine Unit offer condolances to North Shore Search and Rescue
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January 20th, 2014
Tim Jones will be remembered....

Delta Marine Unit assists in Tilbury area search
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January 14th, 2014
The Delta Marine Unit responded to a call of a possible person in the water....

Delta Marine Unit assits in search for missing person
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December 29th, 2013
Delta Marine Unit conducts shore search near Steveston Island for missing person....

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