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					  JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
      Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

VHF RADIO CHANNELS (Victoria Area)
Victoria Coast Guard Radio (MCTS/VAK):         04a, 83a
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic (MCTS/VAK):              11
Victoria Harbour Patrol/Master, VFD “Protector”:    18a
Victoria Pilots:                                    17
Victoria Harbour Ferries:                           67
Johnson Street Bridge:                              12
King Brothers (Odgen Point Terminal):               73
Fuel/Marinas/Moorage/Vic Harbour Authority:         66a
Queens Harbour Master (Esq Port Security):          10
Whale Watching/Tour Boats:                        77/79
Fishing Charters:                                   07
US Coast Guard:                                     22a
Aux 35 Shore Party:                                 62a
CCG SAR Ops Working Channels:                    62a, 73
Pleasure Craft Working Channels:             68, 69 & 72

PHONE NUMBERS (Victoria Area)
JRCC (Non-emergency):                    250-413-8927
JRCC (Emergency):                               *311
MCTS (Victoria Coast Guard Radio):       250-363-6611
MCTS (Emergency):                                *16
Victoria Harbour Master Office:          250-363-3578
      -Emergency Pager:            250-388-6275 #1312
      -Cell Phone:                       250-812-6511
Aux 35 Ready Room (Pilot House):         250-385-7728
Trial Island Lighthouse:                 250-470-1629
BC Ambulance (Mon-Fri, 0800-1630):       250-952-5900
Victoria Police (Non-emergency):      250-995-7654 #6
Victoria Fire (Non-emergency):           250-384-1122
Saanich Police (Non-emergency):       250-475-4321 #1
Saanich Fire (Non-emergency):            250-475-6111
Victoria Fuel Dock:                      250-381-5221



Use of Emergency Checklists           RCC Emergency #: (250) 413-8933

    Select appropriate Checklist.
     o Note time on list as each item is completed.
     o Preserve check list as part of log.
     o Coxswain contacts RCC.
     o Coxswain contacts Station Leader
     o Coxswain is available by Phone.
     o Coxswain does SITREP – repeat - as situation changes.




              Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

1.   FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!                  RCC Emergency #: (250) 413-8933

    Call out “FIRE – FIRE – FIRE.” State location of fire
    Stop The Boat.
    Locate source & cause of fire.
    SAP
      o Fire in the bilge, fuel lines, … get off the boat !

    Restrict the fire of, fuel, air and electrical sources.
    Turn electrical system off. (Use handheld VHF radio).
    Deploy a fire extinguisher or jettison the burning material.
    Call MAYDAY – if the fire is out – cancel the Mayday.
          NOTE: ionized particles from the fire break up of VHF radio
          signals. Use cell phone.
    Deploy the anchor.
    Evacuate and take the EPIRB and handheld VHF radio with you.



2.   Man Overboard                     RCC. Emergency #: (250) 413-8933

    Call out “Man Overboard.”
    Depress and hold MOB button for 4 seconds.
      NOTE: MOB alters radar range, sets plotter auto-range and
      cancels active navigation.
    Appoint spotter to maintain visual contact at all times.
    If not immediate rescue – call Mayday.
    Keep bow into weather with casualty ahead of vessel.
    SAP - Approach slowly.
    With casualty alongside – put throttles in neutral.
    Monitor crew safety during reboarding efforts.
    Helmsman remains at station - alert to weather, sea state and
     dangers.

     NOTE: cancelling MOB – depress and hold MOB button for 4 sec,
                chart plotter and radar functions return to normal.




               Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

3.   MAYDAY - VHF DSC Ch70 Distress Call

    Push [MENU] to enter the DSC menu.

    Rotate [DIAL] to select <Distress Setting> and push [DIAL•ENTER].

    Rotate [DIAL] to select the nature of the distress, push
     [DIAL•ENTER].

    Lift the key cover, push and hold [DISTRESS] for 5 sec.

o    After +2 sec., the transceiver auto sets to Ch16 “Wait Ack” will
     appear.
o    Distress call on Ch70 is automatically transmitted every 3.5 to 4.5
     minutes.
o    When distress is acknowledged “Received Distress ACK” appears.
    After “Received Distress ACK” - broadcast verbal Mayday message
     on Ch16.

o    All subsequent transmissions are on Ch16.
o    If not acknowledged use any means to attract attention on VHF
     Ch16.
    Coxswain maintains contact with RCC and is available by Phone



4.   Cancelling MAYDAY – VHF DSC Ch70 Distress Call

    Switch off radio immediately.

    Switch radio back on and set to Ch16.

    Broadcast on Ch16

     “All stations (3X )
       This is Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria (3X )
       Our position is 048 degrees __ . __ minutes north
                        123 degrees __ . __ minutes west
       Cancel my Distress Call of       Date: ________ Time ______.”

    Phone RCC. Emergency # 877-567-5112

          Non-emergancy # 250–413-8927 give pertinent information.

    Contact Station Leader




              Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

5.       MAYDAY on Ch16 (non-DSC)          RCC Emergency #: (250) 413-8933

      Broadcast on Ch16

     “MAYDAY (3 X ) This is Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria (3 X )
      Our position is 048 degrees __ . __ minutes north
                      123 degrees __ . __ minutes west.”

     Continue broadcast to provide all necessary information

     o   Number of persons on board …
     o   Describe Vessel …
     o   Describe the nature of distress
     o   Request necessary assistance …
      Maintain radio contact on VHF Ch16.

     o If Distress is not acknowledged use any means to attract attention

6.       Cancelling MAYDAY on Ch16 (non-DSC)

      Broadcast on Ch16

     “All stations (3X) This is Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria (3X)
       Our position is 048 degrees __ . __ minutes north
                                   123 degrees ___. __ minutes west
       Cancel my Distress Call of Date: ________ Time _______ .”

      Phone RCC. – give pertinent information.

      Contact Station Leader

7.       PAN-PAN Urgency Call           Ch16

        Broadcast on Ch 16

         “PAN-PAN (3X) This is Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria (3X)
           Our position is 048 degrees __ . __ minutes north
                           123 degrees __ . __ minutes west.”

         Number of persons on board …

         Description of vessel …

         Description of urgency and assistance requested.

        Maintain radio contact on VHF Ch16 and by phone.



8.       Sécruité Safety Call           Ch16

        Broadcast on Ch16

         “Sécruité (3X) This is Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria. (3X)

           Describe the nature of the safety message.

         Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 Victoria OUT.”


                  Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

9.   EPIRB Cancelling False Distress

    Contact RCC (250) 413-8933 to cancel the distress.

    Contact MCTS – (250) 343-6333 (Watch Supervisor) to cancel the
     distress.

10. Injured Crew Member

    Crewmember with highest First Aid cert should assess injury.
    Inform RCC or MCTS
    Request medical assistance through RCC / MCTS if necessary.
    Plan best evacuation and/or rendezvous with EMTS.
    Maintain contact with RCC.
    Contact Station Leader
    SITREP - repeat- as the situation changes.



11. Abandon Ship

    Coxswain gives command to Abandon Ship.
    Issue Mayday
    Anchor out to full scope if possible.
    If possible, keep a log.
    Stay with the boat.



12. Capsized CCG FRC                            RCC (250) 413-8933

    Check that all are accounted for.
    Check all crew for injuries.
    Crew meets at transom and acquire swim line attached to
     transom.
    Crew swims to the end of the swim line.
    Call Mayday Ch16 (handheld).
    Determine location and status of EPIRB.
    Coxswain deploys self-righting gear.
    Remain in contact with swim line.
    Re-enter boat from windward side if possible.




               Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

13. Stop the boat and SAP if …

   Impending landmass.
   Detected unknown object by radar/sight/sound.
   Significant departure from planned course.
   Vessel on collision course –steady bearing on Radar EBL.
   Unsure of position.
   Close to danger.
   Depth sounder shows shallow water.
   Onset of restricted visibility.
   Loss of situational awareness.
   Unsure of any aspect of safety for crew or vessel.


14. SITREPS                  RCC Marine Coordinator # 1-877-567-5112

   Case number or description of case.
   Number of the situation report (EG first, second, . eighth).
   Current date and time.
   Present status—all details that RCC does not have, including
    weather and sea state. Any details previously reported that have
    changed significantly.
   Action taken – include all search patterns and movements since
    underway.
   Further action includes all items that will impact upon the future,
    include in this section any request or land/surface/air support.
   Your signature and vessel name.


15. Critical Incident Stress Support

   Inform Coxswain and Unit Leader.
   Unit Leader contacts CCG-P to begin process.
   CCG-P might initiate the process without prior notification.




16. Towing

   All necessary equipment made ready before approach.


              Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

   Man Overboard procedures ready.
   Caution: stricken vessel’s stability – flooding, listing, loose cargo,
    etc.
   Caution: weather, visibility, sea conditions.
   Hatches dogged and secure.
   Size and shape of stricken vessel (amount of freeboard, bow flare,
    etc.)
   Any medical problems of POBs – if so, taken onto your DRV.
   POBs must wear floatation.
   POBs clear of foredeck.
   Secure shaft(s) of inboard engines. Raise outboard engines.
   Set up a com channel and advise other vessel to notify if leaving
    channel.
   Fasten towline to strong points on stricken vessel.
   Assign tow-watch to monitor towline and stricken vessel at all
    times.
   Tell other crew to steer their vessel on your stern, if possible.
   Towing in current:
         o     Be aware of stricken vessel’s set and rate of drift
         o     Keep towline fairly short.
   Stricken vessel in step with tow vessel to prevent shock loading –
    catenary.
   SITREPs to RCC at regular intervals.
   Towing in heavy seas:
         o     Beware of stricken vessel rolling.
         o     Possible broaching in heavy seas (stricken vessel - tow a
               drogue)
   Keep some reserve line on drum




17. Fuelling

   Secure vessel to mooring.


               Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)
 JRCC: 1-877-567-5112        MCTS Supervisor: 250-343-6333
     Aux 35 Group Pager: 250-213-0898 (Stn Ldr: 888your#)

    Shut down engines.
    Move portable tanks ashore.
    Ensure all non-fuelling crew are ashore.
    Extinguish all open flames prior to arrival.
    Shut off main power.
    Shut off automatic bilge pump.
    Place fire extinguisher on standby.
    Close all hatches and doors.
    Plug drains and scuppers.
    Ground nozzle against fill pipe before fueling.
    Fuel slowly to prevent spillage.
    Wipe up any spillage.
    Check for vapours or odours.
    Blower on for 4 minutes before starting engine.
    Switch bilge pump back to auto.
    Avoid overfilling expansion.


18. First Aid
          PRIMARY                                  SECONDARY

Hazards                                    Symptoms
Method of Injury                           Allergies
Triage                                     Medication
                                               Contact lenses
Delicate Spine                             Past history
Airway                                     Last meal
Breathing                                  Last water
Circulation                                Events Environment
Deadly Bleed                               Tetanus Infection
Shock
                                           Pain
Rapid Body Survey                          Position & quality
                                             Radiating
                                             Referred
    LOC
                  Pulse
                                             Relieved
  Alert                                      Aggravated
  Verbal          Resp
  Passive         Eyes                     Skin
  Unrespon        Skin                     Tetanus
                  Temp
                  Other                       LOC      Pulse.
Subjective                                    Alert.   Resp.
Objective                                     Verbal   Eyes.
                                                       Skin.
Assessment                                    Passive
Plan                                          Unrespon Temp
                                                       Other




                Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary 35 (Victoria)

				
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