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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 part 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.

Canada Helps Donate Now
Show your support for Volunteer Marine Search and Rescue. From 15 Jun 2014 until we run out any donation of $23 (includes postage) or more will receive a limited edition Delta Marine Unit / Roberts Bank Lifeboat supporters coin. The front of the coin features a 3D brushed metal image of our primary rescue boat, the back features the ships crest / society logo in vivid colour.

Get yours while they last, we are going through them faster than anticipated. These amazing coins can be obtained by visiting us at any of our community events listed on the event page, or by using the Canada Helps link or PayPal link. In your donation comment please indicate you'd like a coin. Funds raised from this coin help support operations - allowing us to save lives and keep our community safe.  Thank you in advance.

Front & back of the Delta Marine Unit / Roberts Bank Lifeboat Supporters Coin
Front & back of the Delta Marine Unit / Roberts Bank Lifeboat Supporters Coin
Show your support - donate $23 (includes postage) or more and receive a limited edition supporters coin. 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! Would you like a vessel 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 2014 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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Lifeboat Photos

Delta Marine Unit Boating Safety Booth at Ladner Village Market
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June 22nd, 2014
The Roberts Bank Lifeboat Station - Delta Society and crew members of the Delta Marine Unit provided boating safety information at the market....

Delta Marine Unit at Corporation Of Delta Public Works Yard Open House
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June 14th, 2014
The Delta Marine Unit was setup at the Corporation Of Delta Public Works Yard Open House providing boating safety info and more....

Delta Marine Unit asked to lookout for person in water
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May 18th, 2014
Delta Marine Unit asked to keep lookout for person in water reported from previous week....

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