Kitimat Marine Search and Rescue

Kitimat Marine Search and Rescue's Unit 63, "Snowflake Responder" is on 24/7 readiness to respond to vessels in distress, medical evacuations and emergency first aid, overdue vessels, vessels on fire, man overboard from deep sea ships in an area covering from Kitimat harbour down Douglas Channel to the open waters of Hecate Strait.  The region has numerous islands, mountainous fjords, channels and bays. Canadian Coast Guard response can be as long as eight hours away.  Unit 63 is considered a prime resource in the area and is an important asset to the northwest's search and rescue system.