Rescue teams race to sinking fishboat in Georgia Strait, off Vancouver

Coast Guard hovercraft arrived before tugboat operators could deploy their rescue boat – Watch video from CBCnews -British Columbia

VANCOUVER – Two people may be safe after a fishing boat sank off Vancouver, but the incident has reignited debate about marine-rescue response times after the closure of a coast guard station. The rescue on Wednesday morning in the frigid waters of Georgia Strait, off Point Grey, occurred just two weeks after shuttered the Kitsilano Canadian Coast Guard station. Read more

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