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July 26, 2021 - 2000 Pursuit stolen from Comox, BC
On July 25, 2021 a 25-foot 2000 Pursuit was stolen from Fisherman's Warf (government dock) in Comox, BC. This vessel is recognizable with "fishingcomox.com" as text on the sides of the cabin. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Comox RCMP (250-338-1321). File 2021-12289.

July 25, 2021 - World Drowning Prevention Day 2021

Did you know that 35% of drowning related fatalities in BC are associated to boating?
July 25th is the first “World Drowning Prevention Day”. It is about spreading the message of drowning prevention. Please join the World Health Organization in bringing awareness to highlight the devastating impact of drowning on families and communities globally and call attention to the need for life-saving drowning prevention strategies. Over 400 people drown annually in Canada and statistics show that almost 70% of those who did drown never intended to go into the water and were often within 15 metres of safety. Every Canadian has known someone who has drowned or had a near-drowning experience, whether personally or from his or her communities.

Remember Drowning is preventable!

For more information about BC Drowning Prevention visit: https://www.lifesaving.bc.ca/drowning-board-map
The BC Drowning Report can be found here: https://www.lifesaving.bc.ca/content/images/Pdffile/BC%20Drowning%20Report%202019.pdf

Please promote Drowning Prevention to your community!

July 11, 2021 - 1997 Sea Ray 230 stolen from Mitchell Island Slough near Vancouver, BC
On July 10, 2021 at approx 11pm a 23-foot 1997 Sea Ray Overnighter 230 was stolen from the Mitchell Island Slough in the North Arm of the fraser River near Vancouver, BC. This vessel is white in colour with a Mercruiser engine. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477), Constable Darren Hall of the Vancouver Police Department or your local police agency. VPD File 2021-115034.
January 28, 2021 - 2017 AB Rigid Hull Inflatable stolen from Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC
Between January 10-15, 2021 a 2017 AB Rigid Hull Inflatable with 9.9hp Yamaha outboard was stolen from Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Vancouver Police Department. File 2021-8623.
January 14, 2021 - Walker Bay tender found near Gambier Island, BC
On January 14th 2021, the Canadian Coast Guard crew from the Kitsilano Base located a Walker Bay dinghy adrift off of Gambier Island. The vessel was turned over to the Vancouver Police Marine Unit and is being secured while members attempt to identify its the owner. If you can assist in this investigation please notify Constable Don MacIver. File 2021-8410
October 30, 2020 - 2011 Grand Inflatable stolen with trailer from Maple Ridge, BC
Between October 28-29, 2020 an 11-foot white 2011 Grand Inflatable with black canvass cover was stolen from Maple Ridge, BC. This vessel was on an EZ Loader trailer and is equipped with a 20hp Yamaha outboard engine. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Ridge Meadows RCMP (604-463-6251). File 2020-23792.
October 18, 2020 - 2005 Custom Weld Storm stolen with trailer from Alberta
On October 17, 2020 a 21-foot Custom Weld Storm with black canvass cover was stolen from the 2300 block of Yellow Head Trail. This vessel was on a Custom Weld trailer and has a Yamaha 8hp o/b as well as a 5.7L Chevrolet Kodiak Jet engine. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact The Cooperators General Insurance Company (1-877-448-7044) or the Okotoks RCMP *403-995-6400). File 20-154847.
August 27, 2020 - 2020 Pelican Boost Kayak recovered near Quayside Marina, Vancouver, BC
On August 27 2020 at approximately 6:45 pm, an alert citizen contacted the Vancouver Police regarding a male peeling identifying decals off a 2020 Pelican Boost 100 kayak near Quayside Marina in False Creek. VPD Beach Patrol and Marine Unit members attended and seized the kayak for safekeeping and identification of the lawful owner. If you have any information regarding this kayak, please contact Constable Adrian THOMSON of the VPD Marine Unit at VPD File 2020-152281
August 22, 2020 - Aquapro Inflatable with Mercury o/b stolen from Vancouver Harbour, BC
On August 22nd , 2020 at approximately 4:30 pm, the owner of a 7 foot Aquapro Inflatable, lost his tender while towing it near Burnaby Shoal in Vancouver Harbour. Prior to the owner retrieving the tender, another vessel took it under-tow and headed eastbound in the harbour. The Aquapro Inflatable was equipped with a Mercury 2.2 hp outboard painted in a camouflage pattern. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Vancouver Police Marine Unit (604-717-3744), Constable Jamie Gibson or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Vancouver Police Marine Unit File 20-152112.
August 20, 2020 - 2008 Larson 228 LXI with EZ Loader trailer stolen from near Manning Park, BC
Between August 16 and 17 2020 a 2008 Larson 228LXI with EZ Loader trailer was stolen from the roadside of Hwy #3 South of Manning Park, BC. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Tyler Rodney of the Hope RCMP Detachment (604-869-7750) or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Hope RCMP 2020-34205.
August 9, 2020 - 2020 Seaward G3 Kayak missing from seawall of Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Between 11:30pm on August 8, 2020 and 6:00am on August 9, 2020 a white and teal 2020 Seaward Passat G3 was either stolen or drifted away from where it was tied to the Stanley Park seawall just east of the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Vancouver Police Marine Unit (604-717-3744), Constable Jamie Gibson or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Vancouver Police Marine Unit File 20-140907.
August 3, 2020 - 2018 Sea Doo GTI stolen from False Creek recovered near Port Moody, BC
On August 3rd at approximately 2:30 pm, the owner of a Sea Doo, stolen from Vancouver on August 2nd, was contacted by a member of the public advising that his stolen Sea Doo was at Rocky Point boat ramp in Port Moody. The owner contacted the Vancouver Police Marine Unit, who immediately contacted the Port Moody Police. PMPD members attended and confirmed that the suspect had just fled on the Sea Doo back out into the inlet. VPD Marine Unit vessels converged on the area and stopped stolen Sea Doo near the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge. The operator was taken into custody without incident. The investigation is ongoing. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Jamie Gibson of the Vancouver Police Department Marine Unit or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Vancouver Police Department File 20-136481. Link to original bulletin.
July 28, 2020 - Zodiac Inflatable stolen from Vesuvias Bay, Salt Spring Island, BC
On Tuesday July 28, 2020 between 2am and 5am a 12-foot Zodiac NEO 360 Fastroller with 9.9hp Yamaha engine was stolen from the Vesuvias Bay area of Salt Spring Island, BC. The vessel's mooring line was cut from a buoy and it is believed the vessel was towed away. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Salt Spring Island RCMP Detachment (250-537-5555) or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Salt Spring Island RCMP 2020-1634.
May 31, 2020 - Titan Inflatable stolen from Wilkinson Road, Nanaimo, BC
The Nanaimo RCMP Detachment is investigating the theft of a light grey 2006 Titan I Inflatable. The vessel, equipped with a Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard, was stolen from a Wilkinson Road in Nanaimo between Friday May 29 and Sunday May 31, 2020. The vessel has a white fibreglass hull and transom wheels. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment (250-754-2345) or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Nanaimo RCMP 2020-19742.
May 27, 2020 - 2015 High Caliber Jet Boat with trailer stolen from Maple Ridge, BC
The Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment is investigating the theft of a 18-foot 2015 High Caliber Jet Boat with matching dual-axel 2016 High Caliber trailer. Both the vessel and trailer are aluminum in colour, and were stolen at approx 8:45am from the 12000 block of 202 Ave in Maple Ridge, BC. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment (604-463-6251) or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800-222-8477). Ridge Meadows RCMP 2020-11106.
May 14, 2020 - 2007 Formula 292 Fastech with trailer stolen from Leduc, Alberta
The Leduc RCMP Detachment is investigating the theft of a 30-foot 2007 Formula 292 Fastech (white hull with blue/yellow/red striping) with Loadmaster Triaxle trailer from Leduc Alberta. The vessel theft occurred on May 13, 2020. This vessel is equipped with a 5.7L Mercruiser engine. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Leduc RCMP Detachment (780-980-7267) or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800-222-8477). Leduc RCMP 2020-658075.
May 9, 2020 - 2016 Kingfisher 3025 and trailer stolen from Alberta recovered near Squamish, BC
With great assistance from the public and members of the marine industry, the RCMP Airdrie Detachment, RCMP Squamish Detachment and the Vancouver Police Marine Unit, working in a coordinated response, were able to successfully locate and seize the 2016 Kingfisher Destination that had been stolen from Crossfield Alberta in late April. The investigation is ongoing. If you have information on this incident please contact the RCMP Airdrie or RCMP Squamish Detachment or Crime Stoppers. Link to original bulletin.
May 1, 2020 - Avon Inflatable stolen from dock on Gorge Waterway in Victoria, BC
The Victoria Police Department is investigating the theft of an 11 foot AVON Seasport Inflatable. The vessel, equipped with a Yamaha 40 hp outboard, was stolen from a dock on the Gorge waterway overnight between April 30th and May 1st 2020. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Kris Greffard or call the Victoria Police Department Non- Emergency Number (250-995-7654) or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-8477. Victoria Police Department File 2020-17938
April 30, 2020 - Hydraulic trailer stolen near Shawnigan Lake, BC
On April 28th 2020, the Shawnigan Lake RCMP took a theft report of a 2003 red THOMCAT Hydraulic Boat Trailer that was stolen out of Shawnigan Lake, BC overnight between April 28th to the 29th. This is the second “Hydraulic Boat Trailer” that has been reported stolen in BC in the last week.
Please contact the RCMP Shawnigan Lake Detachment Non-Emergency 250-743-5514 File 2020-1209.
April 29, 2020 - Hydraulic trailer stolen in Kelowna, BC
Between 5pm on April 25 and 8am on April 28, 2020 a 2012 Con-O-Lift hydraulic boat trailer was stolen from 950 Ellis Street (Malibu Marine) in Kelowna, BC. If you can assist with this investigation, please contact the Kelowna RCMP (250-762-3300) or Malibu Marine (250-862-9422). File Number 20-23812.
April 27, 2020 - Walker Bay Inflatable found off Galiano Island - owner unknown
Members of the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP recovered a Grey and White West Marine inflatable in mid April 2020. The vessel was located in Montague Harbour, Galiano Island. At the time of the recovery, the vessel was only equipped with a pair of oars. If you are able to assist in identifying the owner of this vessel, please contact Constable Taylor SIPPEL (250-629-6171). Outer Gulf Islands RCMP File 2020-304.
March 14, 2020 - 1998 COBIA Sport boat recovered near Roberts Creek, BC
On March 14, 2020, a 26 foot COBIA Sport Fish was abandoned on the beach in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast. The vessel has been identified as being stolen from the Granville Island area of False Creek in Vancouver. The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is looking to speak with anyone that observed the vessel transiting from False Creek to Roberts Creek or have any other information that can assist. Please contact Constable Jamie Gibson at or Crime Stoppers. VPD File 2020-49842
March 11, 2020 - 2016 Pelican kayak recovered in Vancouver - owner unknown
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is attempting to locate the owner of a 2016 Pelican TROUPE 129T “Sit On Top” kayak. The vessel was located hidden in a brush area in a depression alongside the south shore of False Creek near Habitat Island. If you can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Courtenay Mulhern. File Number 2020 – 44025.
March 9, 2020 - AVON Inflatable stolen from False Creek, Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is attempting to locate an AVON Inflatable that was stolen from Broker’s Bay, in False Creek, on February 23, 2020 at 2:30 am. The vessel is described as an AVON INFLATABLE 8 foot, (not equipped with an engine), possible a 2014-2015. The vessel has white and Grey sponsons, a grey fiberglass hull that sits very high out of the water, and a white aluminum floor. If you can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Jamie Gibson. File Number 2020–902333.
March 2, 2020 - 2014 Hewescraft 180 with EZ Loader trailer stolen from roadside in Abbotsford, BC
On February 16, 2020 between 4pm and 7pm a 2014 Hewescraft 180 Sport Jet was stolen with EZ Loader Trailer from the 33000 Block of Chelsea Ave in Abbotsford BC. This aluminum vessel has dark blue trim and is equipped with an inboard jet engine. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Abbostford Police Department (604-859-5225). File Number 20-6945.
February 7, 2020 - 2005 Bayliner Cierra recovered in Ladner area
The 2005 Bayliner Cierra, that had been recently reported stolen from a marina in the English Bay area, has been recovered in the Ladner area. The VPD Marine Unit received a call February 7th from alert marina staff that recognized the Bayliner, that was featured on a Stolen Boats Canada bulletin on the VPD Marine Unit Twitter Page, as recently arriving in the area. Link to original bulletin.
January 15, 2020 - Winter Weather Warning - Snow and Ice Build-Up
A reminder for boat owners and operators to continually monitor their vessels during winter weather. Snow and ice build up can negatively affect the stability of your vessel. Bilge water can freeze, rendering bilge pumps inoperable. Rain and melting snow can quickly overwhelm even a functioning bilge pump. Boat owners that store their vessels on land should also tend to their vessels regularly during winter weather to ensure vessel covers are not compromised by the weight of snow build up. Monitor weather reports on VHF or on line. Link to Environment Canada Marine Weather
January 10, 2020 - Winter Weather Warning
Winter storms have arrived on the west coast. Boat owners that choose to keep their vessels at anchor are responsible for monitoring marine weather reports to ensure the safety of their vessel. Owners who fail to move their vessels to “safe harbour” or monitor their vessel during impending storms, may be held responsible for clean up and removal of any environmental hazards caused by their vessel being wrecked or damaged. Link to Environment Canada Marine Weather
December 25, 2019 - Walker Bay Inflatable recovered in English Bay, Vancouver
On Christmas Day, December 25th 2019, a 2013 white, 10 foot Walker Bay Inflatable, powered by a 20hp Tohatsu outboard, was located with two males passed out aboard, adrift in English Bay, Vancouver. The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is attempting to identify the legal owner of the vessel. If you can assist, please contact Constable Murray Cummins. File number 2019-261376
December 25, 2019 - Merry Christmas from Stolen Boats Canada
December 12, 2019 - 1976 Boston Whaler Montauk stolen from Protection Island, BC
On December 12, 2019 a 17-foot 1976 Boston Whaler Montauk was stolen from the Mud Bay Community Dock on Protection Island, near Nanaimo, BC. This vessel is white and equipped with a Mercury outboard with a three blade stainless steel prop. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Nanaimo RCMP (250-754-2345). File Number 19-49395.
November 27, 2019 - 1992 Caribe Nautica recovered in Vancouver Harbour
On November 27th 2019 at approximately 0820 hrs, a small dinghy was spotted adrift in the Seabus transit lanes in Vancouver Harbour. A Port of Vancouver patrol vessel attended and secured the dinghy and subsequently turned it over to the Vancouver Police Marine Unit. The VPD Marine Unit has identified the vessel as a 1992 Caribe Nautica fibreglass rigid hull inflatable, with a Yamaha 8hp outboard engine. Investigators are attempting to identify the owner of the vessel. If you can assist, please contact Constable Graham Webb. File 2019-242730
November 24, 2019 - Two vessels recovered by Vancouver Police Marine Unit
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is looking for assistance in locating the owners of two vessels recently recovered in Vancouver Harbour. A West Marine Inflatable was seized November 24th near Crab Park while being used for thefts in the area. If you can assist with this vessel, please contact Constable Courtenay Mulhern. In a separate incident, police seized a teal KIWI Lobo kayak near the Second Narrows Bridge. If you can assist with this vessel, please contact Constable Don MacIver.
November 17, 2019 - 2001 Marathon Marine with Shorelander trailer stolen from near Harrison Mills, BC
On November 17, 2019 a 20-foot 2001 Marathon Marine with Shorelander trailer was stolen from near Harrison Mills, BC. This vessel is white with Green and Gold trim and equipped with a 240hp Mercury Jet-drive engine. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Agassiz RCMP (604-796-2211). File Number 19-50660.
November 8, 2019 - Owner located for 2000 AB Inflatable recovered in Coquitlam
The 2000 AB Inflatable recovered in Bedwell Bay by the Coquitlam RCMP Rural- Marine Section, has been returned to its owner. A member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club noted the Stolen Boats Canada bulletin posted at the yacht club regarding the vessel being recovered and notified the owner of the AB Inflatable. The owner contacted the Coquitlam RCMP Rural – Marine Section and claimed his vessel that had broken free while being towed in Indian Arm. Link to original bulletin.
November 3, 2019 - 2015 Outlaw Eagle Clearwater with trailer stolen from near Tomahawk, Alberta
On November 3, 2019 a 2015 Outlaw Eagle with Gateway trailer was stolen from near Tomahawk Alberta. This vessel is blue with burgundy and black with a supplemental 2016 Mercury o/b engine and is on a Gateway Trailer. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or the Drayton Valley RCMP (780-542-4456). File Number 19-1687258.
October 17, 2019 - Rescue boat stolen from Alouette Paddling Club
Between October 15th and 17th 2019, the rescue boat belonging to the Alouette Paddling Club was stolen. The vessel is described as a 12 foot aluminum vessel with blue trim and equipped with a 2007 Mercury 9.8 hp outboard, Serial Number 0R147412. The vessel was stolen from the club’s location on the North side of the Alouette River just west of Harris Road in Pitt Meadows, BC. If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the RCMP Ridge Meadows File 2019-25099, Non Emergency 604-463-6251 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
October 5, 2019 - 2000 Aquapro recovered by Nanaimo RCMP
The 2000 AQUAPRO that had been stolen overnight between September 29th and 30th 2019 from the Nanaimo Yacht Club, has been recovered by the Nanaimo RCMP off Duke Point. If you are able to assist with this investigation, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP, File 2019-39432, Non Emergency 250-754-2345 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477.
September 11, 2019 - Surrey RCMP attempting to identify owner of 1981 Sea Ray "TWO GUN"
The Surrey RCMP are looking for assistance in identifying the current owner of a vessel seized as part of an ongoing investigation. The vessel is a 1981 26 foot Sea Ray. It has the name “TWO GUN” with a caricature of Yosemite Sam painted on the fly bridge. The vessel also bares vessel license 2H43444. The vessel was previously owned in the Campbell River, BC area prior to changing ownership. If you can assist, please contact Constable Sandy FABI of the Surrey RCMP Economic Crime Unit at 778-593-3132.
September 6, 2019 - 2006 Four Winns Horizon 260 with trailer stolen from Vancouver, BC
Between September 4 and 6 2019 a 2006 Four Winns Horizon 260 with Road Runner trailer was stolen from Fellowes Street (near Boundary Road) in Vancouver, BC. This vessel is blue with white trim, and has the name "Goddess Athina" decalled on the hull. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or Cst Perry FIELDER (250-749-6668) of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit. File Number 19-182055.
September 2, 2019 - 2005 Seadoo GTX with EZ Loader trailer stolen from Lake Cowichan, BC
On September 2, 2019 between 00:30am and 11:30am a 2005 Seadoo GTX with EZ Loader trailer was stolen from the 8300 Block of Sa Seen Os Road near Lake Cowichan, BC. This vessel is white with blue trim. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or Cst Scott MONIUK (250-749-6668) of the Lake Cowichan RCMP. File Number 19-1615.
August 27, 2019 - 2013 Seadoo RTX260 with Shorelander trailer stolen from Sun Lakes Resort, Washington
Between 10pm on August 26, 2019 and 9:00am on August 27, 2019 a 2013 Seadoo RTX260 with Shorelander trailer was stolen from the Sun Lakes Resort in Washington State (near Coulee City). This vessel is a 3-seater, black with neon green trim. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) or Bettina Stefanak (331-371-2450 or 206-303-0972).
August 27, 2019 - Vancouver Police Marine Unit attempting to identify owner of 2015 Princecraft
On August 27th 2019, the Vancouver Police Marine Unit recovered a 12 foot PRINCECRAFT from the shore of the Fraser River near the Arthur Laing Bridge. The vessel had been stolen from Horseshoe Bay, in West Vancouver, days earlier. If you have any information that can assist with this investigation, please contact Constable Don MacIver of the VPD Marine Unit or CRIMESTOPPERS. File 2019-173672.
August 25, 2019 - Vancouver Police Marine Unit attempting to identify owner of Mercury Inflatable
On Sunday, August 25th, 2019, the crew from the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Base, responded to Zeus Beach, located along the western shoreline of Stanley Park, and recovered a 12 foot Mercury Inflatable equipped with a 20 hp Mercury outboard. It appears the vessel may have been stolen and subsequently was abandoned or had drifted onto Zeus Beach. The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is attempting to identify the owner of the vessel. If you have information that could assist in this investigation, please contact Constable Murray Cummins or CRIMESTOPPERS. File 2019-172416
August 23, 2019 - 1983 K&C Thermoglass stolen from Machleary Street, Nanaimo, BC
On August 22, 2019 at approximately 6:30am a 16.5-foot white and blue 1983 K&C Thermoglass with 70hp Evinrude outboard was stolen from an alleyway of Machleary Street in Nanaimo, BC. Details to the trailer to follow. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police, the Nanaimo RCMP (Non-Emergency 250-754-2345) or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) . File number is 2019–33366.

July 27, 31, August 3, 2019 - CELEBRATION OF LIGHT 2019
The 2019 Celebration of Light will be taking place in English Bay on July 27th, July 31st and August 3rd. Please ensure you take all steps necessary to keep everyone safe on the water. Check tides, weather and hazards for the area and have all required safety gear. Be mindful of commercial traffic and do not pass between a tug and its tow. Emergency services can be reached on VHF 16 or by calling 911.

July 21-27, 2019 - NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK - JULY 21-27 2019

Drowning is Preventable- Approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one too many.
Watch me, not your phone- Always directly supervise children around the water - if you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far.
Be Boat Smart - Wear a Lifejacket- Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket or PFD when in a boat.
Learn to Swim to Survive- In most drownings, the victim never intended to go in the water and was often close to safety – could you survive a sudden and unexpected fall into the water?
Swim with a buddy- Make smart choices before going into or out on the water.
Know your limits- Alcohol consumption is a factor in almost 40% of boating-related fatalities. Both alcohol and cannabis use impairs judgment, reflexes and balance. Stay sober when in, on or around the water.
Be Water Smart all year round- You can save a life, yours and someone else’s. Take a learn-to-swim, lifesaving or first aid class today. Life Saving Society

July 21, 2019 - Vancouver Police Marine Unit attempting to identify owner of Pelican Kayak
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is requesting assistance in identifying the lawful owner of a Pelican “Sit On Top” kayak that was recently found abandoned in a marina in False Creek. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact Constable Mike Thrower or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.
VPD File 2019-143048.
July 21, 2019 -INVASIVE SPECIES VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
If you are transporting a watercraft in B.C. it is mandatory to stop and report to all invasive mussel watercraft inspection stations along your travel route. Watercraft includes sailboats, motorboats, car toppers, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards being transported in B.C. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has a team of specialized inspectors checking and if necessary decontaminating watercraft being transported into B.C.
Inspectors are trained in watercraft inspection and decontamination following the standard protocol that is used across the Pacific Northwest. All watercraft owners coming through watercraft inspection stations are asked a series of questions by the inspectors to determine if the watercraft is high or low risk. Two key questions asked by inspectors to determine watercraft risk are:
Where was the watercraft in the last 30 days?
How long has the watercraft been out of the water?
Fines for Failing to Stop Under Provincial legislation, all watercraft entering B.C. and passing by an open inspection station must report in. Failure to stop at an open inspection station could result in a $345 fine. In 2018, 82 tickets and 50 warnings were issued by Conservation Officers to motorists for failing to stop at inspection stations. Watercraft operators who fail to stop at an inspection station are being reported to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline and full time Conservation Officers are responding and following up. The program will be stepping up enforcement at the inspection stations during the 2019 season.
July 18, 2019 - Vancouver Police Marine Unit attempting to identify owner of kayak recovered near Bowen Island
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is attempting to identify the owner of a 2015 Future Beach 10 foot kayak that was found adrift off Bowen Island’s Point Cowan on the afternoon of July 18th 2019. A search of the area by crews from the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Station, was negative for any persons in possible distress. Boaters are reminded to contact the Canadian Coast Guard on VHF channel 16 or call 911 to report any vessel they find adrift or wrecked, to ensure rescue officials can determine if a search is required. Please contact Constable Graham WEBB if you can assist in identifying this kayak. VPD File 2019-144688
June 12, 2019 - 1981 Bayfield Cutter sailboat stolen from anchor off Kits Beach, Vancouver
Between January 2019 and June 12, 2019 a 32-foot white with blue stripes 1981 Bayfield Cutter sailboat was stolen from anchor off Kits Beach, Vancouver. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact your local police or Constable Jamie Gibson of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477) . File number is 2019–113281.
May 25, 2019 - North Saanich RCMP attempting to identify owner of Sea Bright Inflatable
The Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are requesting assistance in identifying the lawful owner of a 2011 Sea Bright 290H inflatable that was recently seized with a stolen trailer. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact Constable Vanessa Fields of the Sidney / North Saanich RCMP or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800-222-8477)
May 25, 2019 - Washington State attempting to identify owner of abandoned sailboat
Officials in Washington State are attempting to identify the owner of a sailing vessel that is abandoned in the Olympia Washington area. The vessel is scheduled to be removed from the water as part of the Washington State program similar to the Canadian Oceans Protection Act. If you have any information that could assist in the identification of the vessel owner, please contact Constable Courtenay Mulhern of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit.
May 24, 2019 - New Orca Protection Regulations
Starting June 1st 2019, the minimum distance vessels must keep from all killer whales will double to 400 metres. Commercial whale-watchers may be authorized to view whales other than southern residents from 200 metres away. Vessels caught in contravention of these regulations could face penalties. Please be aware of your responsibilities as a vessel operator.
May 18, 2019 - Safe Boating Week 2019
Saturday May 18 2019 10:30 am - Noon, Creekside Park, False Creek, Vancouver
Come and take in the kick off to the 2019 “Safe Boating Season”. First Responder vessels and personnel from several agencies involved in Boating Safety will be on site. There will also be a Rescue Simulation involving the Canadian Coast Guard, Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Marine Unit
May 16, 2019 - Boating Safety - Launching and Recoverying
When launching and recovering your vessel, check the tides, have knowledge of your vehicles capabilities, the characteristics of the ramp and what type of surface is under the water. If your vehicle gets stuck, do not put yourself or others in danger of getting trapped under your vehicle in an attempt to free it. Contact a professional tow company in “ample time” to avoid potential injury, environmental damages and damage to your vehicle.
April 26, 2019 - 2008 Sea Doo RXP 255 with trailer stolen from Richmond
On April 26, 2019 an Orange and Silver 2008 Sea Doo RXP255 with Karavan trailer was stolen from a shipping/storage container in the 21600 Block of River Road in Richmond. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact the Richmond RCMP (604-278-1212) or Crimestoppers. File number is 2019–13529.
April 24, 2019 - 11-foot Mercury Inflatable stolen from Heather Civic Marina, Vancouver
The Vancouver Police Marine Unit is looking for information on an 11 foot Mercury Inflatable that was
stolen from a sailboat in the Heather Civic Marina area of False Creek between April 1st and 24th 2019.
The vessel was equipped with a 15 hp Mercury outboard at the time of the theft. Please contact Constable Courtenay Mulhern or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800-222-8477) if you can assist. Vancouver Police Department File 2019-75880
April 4, 2019 - Pleasure Craft License
Many people fail to take advantage of licensing their Pleasure Craft in Canada. The Small Vessel Regulations require Pleasure Craft with engine power of 10 hp. (7.5 kW) or greater, to obtain a Vessel License. However, any Pleasure Craft operator in Canada may obtain a free Pleasure Craft License for their vessel. The benefits to the boat operator is having their vessel and contact details accessible to Search and Rescue personnel. The ability to contact the holder of the vessel license for a vessel located adrift or wrecked, can mean the difference between an efficient and successful search and rescue operation and a prolonged operation attempting to determine if life is at risk. Keep your Vessel License details up to date to ensure Search and Rescue personnel can contact you quickly in the event of an incident. Pleasure Craft License On-Line Application.
March 25, 2019 - Stolen Centurion Avalanche A4 recovered in Langley, BC
On March 25th 2019, Stolen Boats Canada received several reports regarding a suspicious vessel. The Vancouver Police Marine Unit was notified and commenced an investigation into the vessel. The vessel was determined to be a Centurion Avalanche C4 and trailer that had been stolen from Surrey in 2017. The fraudulent Hull Identification Number had been installed on the transom, belonging to a 2002 Centurion Elite. The vessel had also been wrapped to disguise the identification of the vessel. Langley RCMP was notified and members attended and seized the vessel.
March 6, 2019 - 2002 Sea Doo Utopia with trailer stolen from North Vancouver
On March 6, 2019 a 20-foot 2002 Sea Doo Utopia with Karavan trailer was stolen from Takaya Place in North Vancouver. This blue and white vessel is equipped with a Mercury Jet engine (s/n 0E410411). If you can assist in this investigation, please contact the North Vancouver RCMP (604-985-1311) or Crimestoppers. File number is 2019–5672.
March 6, 2019 - Vancouver Area Waterway Live Cams
It is imperative for boaters to continuously monitor the Marine Weather Forecast for the area in which they are operating. Visit the Government of Canada Weather site to familiarize yourself with the Marine VHF weather channel for your area of operation. If you don’t have access to a VHF radio, boaters should check the local weather reports on their phone. There are several “LIVE” web cam feeds that are available online that can give boaters a glimpse of the current conditions in areas around the region. The web sites are a good tool when seeing the areas boaters may want to visit, but should not replace monitoring the weather information channels. (note: Bulletin includes links to the live cams).
March 5, 2019 - 2008 Mastercraft X2 and trailer missing from Edmonton, Alberta
The Edmonton Police Service Targeted Response to Auto Theft Prevention members are requesting any information on a possible stolen 2008 Mastercraft X2 and trailer. It was last observed just outside of Edmonton at the end of June 2018. If you observe a vessel similar to the vessel pictured below, please contact Cst. Patrick Willms or CRIMESTOPPERS.
January 5, 2019 - 2010 Nautica Nano Inflatable with trailer stolen from West Vancouver
Between December 28, 2018 and Janaury 4, 2019 a 15-foot 2010 Nautica Nano Inflatable with grey Road Runner trailer was stolen from the Woodgreen Drive area of West Vancouver. This vessel is equipped with a 50hp Yamaha outboard motor. If you can assist in this investigation, please contact the West Vancouver Police (604-925-7300) or Crimestoppers. File number is 2019–157.


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Stolen Boats Canada
(Formerly Pacific Marine Investigations)
Phone: 778-229-6932
Email: jgibson4@telus.net

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