Boating

Rescuers assist boaters in distress off Rocky Point in Nanaimo on Friday, April 23. (Photo courtesy Ricarda Brusegard)

Rescuers come to the aid of boaters in distress off Nanaimo’s Neck Point

RCMP, Port of Nanaimo, coast guard, research vessel respond to mayday call

 

A lot of smoke can be seen from a boat fire on the Crofton waterfront Thursday evening. (Facebook photo)

Man’s retirement plan vanishes in flames on the Crofton waterfront

Firefighters douse burning boat to prevent spread to nearby vessels as blaze delays Saltspring ferry

 

The current boat used by Rugged Coast Research Society for remote shoreline cleanup operations will be replaced by a landing craft that will allow society members to haul four times as much marine garbage per trip from Vancouver Island’s remote shorelines. (Agathe Bernard photo/Rugged Coast Research Society)

Nanaimo-based research group needs bigger boat for coastal cleanups

Rugged Coast Research Society raising cash for landing craft to pull trash from remote shorelines

 

Ladysmith’s Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 29 responded to the fire. (Gerry Beltgens photo)

Boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

Ladysmith’s Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 29 responded to the fire. (Gerry Beltgens photo)
Nanaimo Yacht Club used a crane to lift six new boat sheds from its parking lot and into the water to take their places in the club’s marina Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New boat sheds hoisted into the water at Nanaimo Yacht Club

Shelters for boats, constructed in Nanaimo Yacht Club parking lot, moved by crane Monday

Nanaimo Yacht Club used a crane to lift six new boat sheds from its parking lot and into the water to take their places in the club’s marina Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police hope to find the owners of two canoes found at Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek owners of canoes found on Gabriola Island that possibly came from Nanaimo

Two older canoes, found by police at Descanso Bay, could have washed ashore with recent storms

Police hope to find the owners of two canoes found at Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island. (Photo submitted)
Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)

Amid summer sun, officials remind public to take water safety seriously

RCMP, Search and Rescue and BC branch of Lifesaving Society offer recommendations to those water-bound

Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)
American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)

B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers

Ad hoc group scanning boat data to catch boaters violating border rules during COVID-19

American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)
A Nanaimo man was rescued after he ran his boat aground on July 19 in Nanoose Bay. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)

Nanaimo man rescued after boat runs aground in Nanoose Bay

RCMP: Vessel crashed into breakwater then man collapsed on rocks

A Nanaimo man was rescued after he ran his boat aground on July 19 in Nanoose Bay. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

VIDEO: Boat crosses lake in Okanagan with trailer still attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22. (Stock photo)

Column: 5 tips to keep safe while on the water

National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22

  • May 18, 2020
National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22. (Stock photo)
Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps

One person dead in boating accident off Hornby Island

Two people involved, one man recovered with hypothermia

Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps
Ten things to do in Nanaimo

Ten things to do in Nanaimo

A floating Pub, bathtub races, Nanaimo Bars and more

Ten things to do in Nanaimo