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Ship's Log 2009

Abbreviations

 

SAR = Search and Rescue Tasking

Non-SAR = An on water service provided as a  courtesy to the boater

Other = Other community services

 

CCG = Canadian Coast Guard

CCGA = Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Coastwatcher = Volunteer in TOWARF’s Waterfront Watch Program

DSC = Digital Selective Calling Marine VHF Radio

HQ = Towarf Headquarters

HRPS = Halton Region Police Service

JRCC = Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Trenton

MARB = Marine Assistance Radio Broadcast

OFD = Oakville Fire Department

OPBC = Oakville Power Boat Club

PCCC = Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check

POB = Persons on Board

Prescott (PCGR) = Prescott Coast Guard Radio

PWC = Personal Water Craft

TECC = TOWARF Emergency Callout Crew

SAR and Non-SAR Taskings Plus Other Events 2009 Season (UNOFFICIAL)
DateSAR NonSAR OtherCrewDescription
3-MayOther Held "Recruiting Day" for perspective new members
8-MayOtherCrew 6Large diesel slick in Oakville Harbour -- Reported to Harbour Master -- OFD responded -- suspected source sailboat at launch ramp --
17-MayOtherCrew 7Responded to a Marine Assistance Radio Broadcast -- Peel Marine Unit was able to assist vessel
30-MayNon-SARCrew 1Participated in a SAR exercise with two other CCGA units and CCG Cape Storm at Fifty Point
30-MaySARCrew 2Mayday Relay received from PCGR -- Capsized vessel reported just east of Bronte Outer Harbour Marina after heavy squall activity -- Recovered 6 ft long seat cushion -- commenced shoreline search with HRPS assisting  -- nothing found -- stood down by JRCC
4-JunNon-SARTECC & Crew 8JRCC called TECC to assist -- vessel on fire off Port Credit -- Crew 8 available but stood down prior to launching Rescue Boat
6-JunNon-SARCrew 3Provided courtesy tow to dingy -- 3 youths with engine trouble towed to parent's vessel
14-JunOtherCrew 10Received a DSC Mayday -- PCGR issued Mayday Relay -- Determined to be false distress
21-JunSARCrew 8Bronte Outer Harbour vessel in need of assistance -- mechanical failure -- line round prop -- Tasked by JRCC -- towed to Bronte Outer Harbour Marina
23-JunSARCrew 11Tasked by JRCC to assist grounded sailing vessel 2 POB  near St Lawrence Cement -- refloated and escorted to Oakville Harbour
26-JunSARTECCCallout crew tasked by JRCC to assist in search for overdue PWC with 2 POB -- Rescue Boat on rout when notified by Peel Police Marine Unit that vessel found at Lakefront Promenade
27-JunOtherCrew 4Recovered picnic table floating in Oakville Harbour
1-JulOtherCrew 10Provided first aid and called ambulance service --man fallen on pier -- transported to hospital with suspected broken femur
1-JulOtherCrew 6Attended Canada Day festivities at Bronte Harbour -- Distributed Boating Safety literature and gave Rescues Boat Tours
1-JulSARCrew 10Flare sighted near Bronte Harbour -- Tasked by JRCC to investigate -- checked outer harbour and contacted HRPS -- false alarm
1-JulSARCrew 10Mayday Relay from PCGR -- vessel on fire outside Oakville Harbour -- tasked by JRCC -- Oakville Fire responded -- 18 ft power boat 2 POB -- able to paddle ashore -- fire out and crew safe when arrived on scene
2-JulNon-SARCrew 11Escorted sailboat to Oakville Harbour -- no navigation lights
5-JulSARCrew 2Received call from 22 ft Catalina -- no power -- Tasked by JRCC and towed to Oakville Harbour
5-JulSARCrew 3Dewatered and Escorted a 40 ft sailboat to slip in Oakville Harbour from Coronation Park area -- taking on water and engine failure -- vessel was able to proceed under sail
6-JulSARTECC & Crew 6TECC received call from family member -- disabled vessel 3 POB 21 ft runabout -- Tasked by JRCC --towed to Oakville Harbour
10-JulOtherCrew 10Assisted disoriented person with trouble standing and lost glasses in park by HQ -- Family member arrived to assist
11-JulOtherCrew 11Rescue Boat participated in an event at the OPBC
12-JulOtherCrew 2First aid to young man who skateboarding behind HQ -- abrasions on arm and hip
14-JulNon-SARCrew 5Requested by JRCC to assist disabled runabout off Oakville Harbour -- courtesy tow to Oakville Harbour
17-JulNon-SARCrew 8Courtesy assist -- CS 27 2 POB -- Off Oakville Harbour --Engine failure -- towed to Oakville Harbour
20-JulOtherTECCCallout crew called by JRCC but tasking reassigned to Hamilton Beach Rescue
25-JulOtherCrew 8Removed debris from Oakville Harbour mouth from storm runoff including patio furniture large logs and road pylons
27-JulNon-SARCrew 11Escorted vessel with engine problems Oakville Harbour berth
31-JulNon-SARCrew 4Assisted power boat -- 22 ft runabout off Burlington -- cut away rope fowling prop
1-AugNon-SARCrew 6Courtesy Tow -- PWC with engine trouble -- Mouth of Oakville Harbour -- 1 POB
1-AugOtherCrew 5Ride along -- Provincial Conservation Officer
1-AugSARCrew 6 Tasked by JRCC to assist disabled vessel calling PAN PAN -- 27ft Searay 3 POB -- Towed to Lakehaven Harbour
2-AugNon-SARCrew 7Investigated for overdue vessel reported by Metro Toronto Police
3-AugNon-SARCrew 9Checked welfare of capsized kayaker
3-AugNon-SARCrew 9 & Coast WatcherResponded to Coast Watcher report of disabled vessel -- vessel not located
3-AugSARCrew 2Tasked  by JRCC -- 25 ft power boat out of fuel 4 POB -- Towed to Mimico
8-AugNon-SARCrew 4Responded to report of PWC in difficulty NE of Burlington Beach -- 1 POB -- JRCC reported situation resolved prior to reaching scene
8-AugOtherCrew 3Assisted sailing vessel on wall in Bronte Harbour -- engine trouble -- helped crew walk vessel upstream and tie up
9-AugNon-SARCrew 5Courtesy Tow -- Cris Craft with battery problem into Bronte Harbour
9-AugSARCrew 6Tasked by JRCC with HRPS to demasted 26 ft sailboat -- 2 POB -- Thunder Storm, reduced visibility and heavy rain -- vessel located off Oakville Harbour and towed by HRPS
12-AugNon-SARCrew 9Stood by to assist teenager having problem returning from swim to buoy off Oakville Harbour -- educated him about dangers of hypothermia and vessel traffic in area
15-AugOtherCrew 1Received telephone call from family member -- 17 ft power boat engine problems -- 1 nm south of Oakville harbour -- situation resolved before vessel dispatched
15-AugOtherCrew 1Received DSC Mayday Call -- Declared false alarm by PCGR
15-AugOtherCrew 2Attended Bronte Jazz Festival, distributed safe boating material and gave rescue boat tours
16-AugNon-SARCrew 3Responded to cellphone call from PWC with mechanical problems off Burlington vessel not located -- contacted Hamilton Beach Rescue
16-AugNon-SARCrew 4Stood by to assist teenager having problem returning from swim to buoy off Oakville Harbour -- educated him about dangers of hypothermia and vessel traffic in area
20-AugSARCrew 8Thunder storm, reduced visibility heavy rain -- Tornado warning -- Tasked by JRCC with HARPS report of stricken sail boat between Bronte and Oakville -- Conducted coordinated search -- Vessel not located -- Stood down by JRCC
23-AugOtherCrew 2Search and Rescue Operations crew evaluation
27-AugSARCrew 6Rescue Boat sighted multiple flares in a southerly direction -- PAN PAN issued and directed by PCGR to investigate -- stood down by JRCC
28-AugOtherSpecial CrewAttended Port Credit Boat Show -- Provided boating safety literature and gave tours of Rescue Boat 
29-AugOtherCrew 9Search and Rescue Operations crew evaluation
5-SepNon-SARCrew 7C&C 41 ft sailboat off Oakville Harbour request assistance -- engine problem -- courtesy tow provided
6-SepSARCrew 9Tasked by JRCC to assist vessel with fowled prop in Bronte Inner Harbour -- towed to Bronte Outer Harbour -- Assessed Swimmer for hypothermia
6-SepSARCrew 9DSC Mayday and Mayday relay from PCGR -- Sinking Vessel off Spencer Smith Park -- Tasked by JRCC -- First on scene and commenced shoreline search -- Stood down -- Vessel safe at LaSalle Park
7-SepSARCrew 4Responded to a Marine Assistance Broadcast from PCGR -- 30 ft Sloop -- 4 POB -- mainsail broken and no fuel requiring assistance -- towed to Bronte Harbour
7-SepSARCrew 4Sailing vessel nearly aground -- no anchor -- towed to Bronte Harbour
10-SepSARCrew 2Tasked by JRCC -- kayak broken up in heavy seas off Oakville Harbour -- attempted rescue of person in water who succeeded in reaching land -- assisted by HRPS officers on land
11-OctSARCrew 9Tasked by JRCC to assist 20 ft disabled trawler -- Towed to Bronte Harbour
18-OctOther Recruitment Day -- Welcomed Mayor Rob Burton for lunch and an extended visit
11-Nov  TOWARF Participates in Parade & Ceremony at Oakville Cenotaph

VOLUNTEERS SAVING LIVES ON WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO SINCE 1954
Supported by the Town of Oakville and Local Boaters
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