Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Emergency at Confederation Basin

Published on: 2018/08/07 - in News

Canadian Coast Guard personnel responded to Confederation Basin over the long weekend to assist a 19-foot vessel reporting engine troubles.

The boat with two occupants was hitting the Basin’s outer break wall and had water flooding over the stern before being towed away by a Coast Guard fast rescue craft.

The Coast Guard was able to successfully dewater the vessel and tow it to safety along with its uninjured occupants.

Confederation Basin area located in front of City Hall

The 47-foot Coast Guard vessel CCGS Cape Hearne (pictured top) was also out all night Sunday as part of a search and rescue case involving a man on a sailboat around Prince Edward County.

He received assistance and was reported to be in good condition.

Photo (CCGS Cape Hearne at Confederation Basin): Canadian Coast Guard