RCM-SAR5 (Crescent Beach) celebrated the launch of the Vigilant II Saturday at Crescent Beach Marina.

RCM-SAR5 (Crescent Beach) celebrated the launch of the Vigilant II Saturday at Crescent Beach Marina.

Crescent Beach marine team welcomes Vigilant II

The rigid-hull inflatable was purchased with funds raised in White Rock/South Surrey over the past six-plus years.



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.