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Important Dates

  • Registration & AccommodationNow Open
  • Abstract SubmissionNow Open
  • Abstract Submission DeadlineEXTENDED TO February 15, 2019
  • Author Notification of Acceptanceongoing, no later
    than March 1, 2019
  • Early RegistrationMarch 15, 2019
  • Regular Registration DeadlineMay 3, 2019
  • Congress DatesJune 15 - 18, 2019

Invitation from The Search and Rescue Region Commander


As the Search and Rescue Region Commander for Canada’s West Coast, it is my distinct honour to invite you to attend the 2019 World Maritime Rescue Congress in Vancouver. Our region is proud of the network of response agencies and supporting communities that ensure our marine environment is a safe domain for commercial, government and pleasure craft traffic. Along with our host colleagues from the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, and the International Maritime Rescue Federation, we look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Vancouver to share informed practices and collaborate in the continuous improvement of our shared mission to keep mariners safe at sea.


Bob Auchterlonie
Rear-Admiral, Royal Canadian Navy
Victoria Search and Rescue Region Commander



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