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Crescent Beach marine team welcomes Vigilant II
Search and rescue crews that keep watch over those on the waters of Semiahmoo and Boundary bays celebrated the arrival of the team’s new fast-response vessel, Vigilant II, in a ceremony at Crescent Beach Marina Saturday.
The rigid-hull inflatable was purchased with funds (approximately $320,000) raised in the community over the past six-plus years. It replaces the rescue craft that has carried the crew for more than a dozen years.
Features of the new vessel include updated technology and shocks.
RCM-SAR5 officials say the Crescent Beach and Delta crews are the first to receive this type of vessel, which also features the latest in marine communications and electronic navigation equipment.