Confirmed Supporters



WMRC 2019 would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support.

Key Federal Partners

Canadian Coast Guard
Garde côtière canadienne

Public Safety Canada
Sécurité publique Canada


Confirmed Sponsors









Confirmed Exhibitors


AdventureSmart | Booth #209
AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents. (
Arc’teryx | Booth #115
Located in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc‘teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. In-house manufacturing and design centres allow us to constantly evolve and build products the right way. (
ARKTOS Developments Ltd. | Booth #300
ARKTOS Developments Ltd.’s unique amphibious ARKTOS Craft will support first-responders by allowing access into areas otherwise inaccessible. These Craft can safely operate in all weather, through tidal zones, shallow water, muskeg, mixed water/ice; including the ability to climb rough shorelines and water-to-ice with additional ability to tow life-rafts and barges. (
Axnes | Booth #602
Axnes develops and supplies advanced and highly durable wireless intercom solutions for use under harsh conditions on aircraft and other demanding applications. Axnes is well known for its successful wireless ICS solutions and today more than 1100 aircraft worldwide are equipped with its wireless technology. (
Baltic Workboats AS | Booth #212
Baltic Workboats is a modern, well-equipped aluminium and steel boat manufacturer. During the last 18 years we’ve delivered more than 200 highly versatile vessels. Designed and built for the demands of governments, research institutions and multinational companies in over 20 countries worldwide. (
BC Shipping News | Booth B
BC Shipping News has quickly become the ‘must-read’ journal for commercial marine industry stakeholders. With a refreshing and unique perspective on maritime issues, BCSN profiles industry leaders, reviews the latest in technology and engineering, and ultimately provides a vehicle of communication for the many voices of the shipping industry on Canada’s West Coast. (
Canadian Coast Guard | Booth #309
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is a Special Operating Agency that owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet and provides key maritime services to Canadians. These services include search and rescue, environmental protection, aids to navigation, ice-breaking, marine communications and vessel traffic services, support to fisheries protection and marine sciences. (
CM Technologies, Inc. – CAPSAVE® Salvage & Rescue System | Booth D
CM Technologies, Inc. conducts maritime search & rescue (SAR) training and consulting operations in Canada and internationally. We are currently seeking a business partner to facilitate commercialization of our patented CAPSAVE™ Salvage & Rescue System, which helps responders deliver air and light into the air pocket of a capsized vessel. (
ComNav | Booth 116
ComNav is a global specialist in the design and manufacture of advanced navigation, GNSS precision products, thermal night vision cameras and AIS solutions. Founded in 1982, ComNav products have gained international recognition for reliability and performance. Located in the technology hub of Canada, ComNav is backed by a stellar team of engineers, product customer care specialists and exemplary stewardship, as well as a global network of trusted dealer service partners in over 110 countries. The result: A name and products you can trust. (
CURRENT | Booth #114
Current Scientific Corporation is based in Vancouver, and is the manufacturer of electro-optical systems, Night Navigator™, used in the Naval & Defence sector and the Marine & Yacht industry. The thermal cameras and night vision systems are installed worldwide on Coast Guard ships, OPV, SAR, HSC, etc. (
Deep Trekker Inc. | Booth #409
Deep Trekker’s mission is simple: we want to give anyone on earth an opportunity to explore the depths of our vast open waters, investigate and monitor ports, harbors and boat hull, and bring innovation to how teams conduct search and rescue missions – by increasing search times and diver safety. (
Dive Rescue International | Booth #200
Dive Rescue International trains and outfits public safety, governmental, and military agencies for aquatic environment response. Specialized training at host agency locations include topics covering rescue, recovery, and investigation in Swiftwater, Scuba, Ice, and Open water environments. Dive Rescue International has been a leading authority for more than 40 years. (
DSS Group | Booths # 613, 615, 617, 619, 621
Supplier of Marine Safety Equipment, Asset Protection, and Environmental Control Products. Proud to exhibit at WMRC with FitzWright Survival, Daniamant Ltd, Future Safety, Dacon, Restech, Hansen Protection, GC Rieber, and Wamblee. (

FitzWright Survival – FitzWright Survival Inc. is a British Columbia Company involved in the business of manufacture, importation, distribution and service of marine, aviation and environmental response products throughout Canada. (
Daniamant Ltd – Be Safe at Sea. Daniamant is a leading manufacturer of survivor location lights, salinometers, oil level alarms, inclinometers, Forward Looking Sonars, Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems, and various other safety products. Daniamant’s focus is on Safe People, Safe Systems, and Safe Sailing. (
Future Safety – Specialising in design and manufacture of innovative, high performance, lightweight safety helmets supplied to military, emergency services and industry personnel. By working closely with our customers, we offer a bespoke service to meet the everchanging demands of users. (
Hansen Protection – Designer and manufacturer of advanced survival, emergency, and harsh environment suits, along with life jackets for various work and niche applications. Your best life insurance at sea is an immersion suit. (
Dacon – Innovators of maritime rescue equipment through 30+ years. Norway’s leading supplier of handlamps and portable lighting, protective cases and portable ventilators, visual inspection and maritime rescue equipment. (
Restech – Inventor and manufacturer of the Pneumatic Line Thrower, PLT®, which has become very popular because of its simplicity and efficiency. A wide range of professions are using the PLT® Solas PLT® Multi PLT® Mini globally both at sea and on land. (
GC Rieber – Leader within maritime and humanitarian fields producing unique food products “For Life”. Saving life has been the main goal through generations. Refugees, sailors and victims of war and natural disasters have been given a new chance with GC Rieber Compact Food. (
Wamblee – Specialised in radiocommunication for (aero-)nautical fields, Wamblee designs and manufactures radiobuoys for professional fishing, oceanographic and MOB devices for personal safety, together with other sea-air electronic navigational equipment. (
E-Comm 9-1-1 | Booth C
E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia, handling approximately 1.6 million 9-1-1 calls (99 per cent of B.C.’s 9-1-1 call volume). E-Comm also provides dispatch services for more than 70 police and fire departments and operates the largest multi?jurisdictional, tri?service wide?area radio network in the province used by police, fire and ambulance personnel throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Fraser Valley. (
ELMAN SRL | Booth #112
Elman is an Italian Company operating since 1975 in the design and realization of integrated maritime systems for security and safety of life at sea. The Company focuses on developing turnkey solutions for VTS/VTMIS, RIS, CSS, GMDSS, AIS, VCS and onboard communication systems. Flexibility, modularity and possibility to customize distinguish Elman from all others integrators. (
FLIR Maritime – Raymarine | Booth #211
Marine electronics from FLIR Maritime and Raymarine are the first choice of the United States Coast Guard and other leading agencies around the world. Engineered for simple operation and rugged reliability, they are a force multiplier that let you see more and do more on every patrol. (
Gecko Head Gear | Booth E
We have over twenty years experience custom making watersports helmets for surfers, sailors, kayakers and more, including providing protective head gear for professional athletes including big wave surfer Al Mennie. Our marine safety helmets are used by rescue organisations worldwide, including the RNLI, Police, RAF and coastguards.(
HAMILTONJET Americas | Booth #515
HamiltonJet is the leading manufacturer of water jet propulsion systems from 100-8000 HP. With the most extensive product support network of parts distribution centers, distributors, and service dealers throughout the world. HamiltonJet provides outstanding support for demanding marine applications. (
Helly Hansen | Booth #301
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen develops professional-grade gear that helps people stay and feel alive. Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, Helly Hansen is worn and trusted by more than 55,000 professionals, including Search and Rescue operations and over 200 ski resorts. (
ICOM Canada | Booth #600
Icom Inc. is a manufacturer of wireless communication products. Established in 1954 in Osaka Japan, ICOM has a long record as a trusted manufacturer of Land mobile radio, Amateur radio, Marine radio, and Aviation radio. ICOM products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide. ICOM has an international sales and service network. ICOM Canada has offices in Delta, B.C and Mississauga, ON. (
International Maritime Rescue Federation | Booth #303
The IMRF (formerly known as The International Lifeboat Federation) was founded in 1924 and is the international charity focused on preventing loss of life in the world’s waters. We work with government and non-government SAR organizations to achieve this, including volunteer responders. We now have over a hundred member organizations in more than 50 countries, working together to save lives by improving maritime SAR capability around the globe. (
Jastram | Booth #614
Distributor of quality equipment for the marine industry. Our product lines offer the best available backup and spares availability from our strategic locations in Canada, serving our clients across the country and beyond. Design and manufacture of Marine steering gear and controls. (
Leonardo | Booth #308
Leonardo is a key player in Aerospace, Defence and Security with products, services and integrated solutions supporting full-spectrum operations ranging from air, land, naval and maritime to space and cyberspace. A trusted partner of choice for both government and civil customers throughout Canada, Leonardo delivers customer-centric proven solutions. (
Life Proof Boats | Booth #203
LIFE PROOF BOATS are professionally hand crafted all aluminum boats, tailored around the multi-cultured lifestyle we all want to live on the water. Our deep Vee Hulls provide a world class comfort in ride quality, while our foam stabilized collar systems provide the ultimate in safety & stability. (
Mustang Survival | Booth #501
For over 50 years Mustang Survival has been delivering confidence to those who work, play or protect on or in the water. Our headquarters, the Mustang Survival Waterlife Studio in British Columbia, Canada, includes a science lab, a prototyping shop, an 11 foot deep testing pool and a full manufacturing center to carefully craft our marine gear. (
Oceanalpha Company Limited | Booth #201
Founded in 2010, OceanAlpha is the leading and largest Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) company in the world. OceanAlpha has developed more than 25 models of USVs varying from 1m to 50m. In the last 8 years, more than 400 units of OceanAlpha’s USV have been sold to 18 countries in five continents. (
Ocean Rodeo | Booth #401
Drysuits featuring “Standby Mode.” In use globally. (
Pole Star Space Applications Ltd| Booth #503
Pole Star is a leading provider of ship-centric tracking, monitoring, compliance, and risk management services to the shipping & offshore, government, and financial markets & compliance sectors. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Pole Star serves over 1200 shipping companies, 100 governments, and 50 banks and commodity trading firms. (
Press To Talk Gadgets | Booth F
Serving Public Safety & SAR with Innovative Radio Communications solutions and accessories for over 20years. Specialized design & OEM of radio accessories, carrying, and storage solutions. Waterproof intercom solutions for marine and mission critical use. Integration of emergency radio services. System design & installation. Radio Servicing & repairs. (
RHOTHETA International Inc. | Booth #310
RHOTHETA develops and manufactures professional radio direction finding solutions for ATC, SAR, VTS, and Public Safety since 1989, featuring detection, tracking, decoding, and location of emergency beacons and radio emitters in V-UHF bands and COSPAS-SARSAT channels. Its products install in aircraft, helicopters, UAS, boats, vehicles, towers, and manpacks. (
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue | Booth #303
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a volunteer-based organization that operates more than 30 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the B.C. Interior. From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, RCMSAR volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies. (
Saab | Booth #103
Saab’s coastal surveillance solutions provide the ultimate in surveillance and decision support to take the split second decisions needed to stay one step ahead of the situation. Whether it relates to safety, security or law enforcement, Saab has the solution to make every operation count. (
SafeTrx | Booth #510
SafeTrx is the world’s leading vessel registration, tracking and alerting solution for non-GMDSS vessels. Designed to take the search out of Search and Rescue, SafeTrx has been developed in close co-operation with Coast Guard and SAR professionals around the world. (
Sentient Vision Systems | Booth #101
Sentient Vision Systems develops computer vision solutions for defence and civil applications. ViDAR is a maritime wide area optical search system proven to operate up to Sea State 6. ViDAR autonomously finds objects on the surface of the ocean over vastly greater areas than traditional search methods. With over 1,700 systems deployed, Sentient’s solutions enhance the performance of EO/IR operations for many agencies and forces worldwide. (
Sherp Yeti Roughrider Rentals | Booth #513
Proudly 100% Canadian owned and operated, Yeti Roughrider Rentals is the largest exclusive SHERP dealer in North America and has the world’s largest rental fleet. There is no all-terrain substitute; the SHERP is a fully amphibious, extremely reliable, low-maintenance vehicle designed to work in all conditions. With operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Yellowknife, YRR offers fully customizable SHERP modifications to suit your needs. (
Shockwave Seats | Booth #403
SHOCKWAVE is a Canadian company with a global presence, originally founded in 1965. They design and manufacture marine suspension seats for professional and recreational markets. It’s their commitment to continual improvement, rigorous testing, safety standards and innovative shock module design, that protects boaters from the shock of wave impact. They work with leading military and safety organizations to customize marine suspension solutions for specific use. (
SHOXS | Booth #302
SHOXS provides highly engineered, premium quality shock mitigation seating systems designed for extreme use. Our goal is simple: to transform the experience of impact so boaters can safely travel farther and faster, no matter the destination or conditions. (
Titan Boats Ltd. | Booth #500
Titan Boats is an OEM manufacturer of Aluminum Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB’s). With 30 + years of producing world class vessels, the Titan Hull makes the perfect platform for all applications. Producing over 400 vessels for a variety of agencies in enforcement, patrol, interdiction & lifesaving applications globally.  (
VodaSafe Inc. | Booth #113
VodaSafe developed the AquaEye™, a hand-held scanning sonar device for waterfront rescue. The AquaEye is easy to use, can be deployed in seconds, and was recently used by rescuers to recover a missing victim within minutes of arriving on scene, when divers and side scan sonar failed to do so. (
Volvo Penta | Booth #214
Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for leisure boats, commercial vessels and industrial applications. Product offerings encompass diesel and gasoline engines from 10 to 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment. (
  Wärtsilä Corporation | Booth A
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. (
Western Canada Marine Response Corp | Booth #202
WCMRC is the only Transport Canada-certified marine spill response organization on Canada’s West Coast. Our mandate under the Canada Shipping Act is to be prepared to respond to spills and to mitigate impacts when they occur. This includes the protection of wildlife, environmental sensitivities, and the safety of the public. (
Zodiac Hurricane Technologies, Inc. | Booth #508
The global leader for military and professional RIBs and inflatables. (

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