COMRA Marine Rescue Association

What is COMRA Marine Rescue Association?

COMRA Marine Rescue Association is a volunteer charitable organization and a proud member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary made up of 50 professionally trained men and women volunteers who provide 24-hour Marine Search and Rescue service 7 days a week during the boating season. COMRA members dedicate well over 3000 thousand hours during the operational season (March to October) on Search and Rescue's (SAR), SAR Training, Boating Safety and Community Events.  During the off-season we still continue to educate the public, fundraise, and train.

What is COMRA Marine Rescue Association's area of operation?

COMRA Marine Rescue Association's Rescue Centre is located in the Oshawa Harbour on Lake Ontario, which is strategically located in the middle of our coverage area for Search and Rescue response on Lake Ontario.  COMRA's primary coverage area is the Ajax/Whitby Town line to the inlet of port Granby (just east of Newcastle) and as far south as the International Border.   COMRA has been proudly Serving the communities of Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington and Newcastle for over 40 years, and has participated in many Search and Rescues on Lake Ontario from as far East as Cobourg and west to Toronto.

COMRA Marine Rescue Association is tasked from JRCC Trenton to respond to a wide variety of marine emergencies (fires, sinking vessels and collisions), large scale disasters, missing persons (boaters, kayakers, canoeists, divers and swimmers), medical evacuations and medical emergencies.

COMRA Marine Rescue Association is on patrol during the weekends and weeknights of the operational season within our coverage area from Whitby to Newcastle.

How many vessels does COMRA Marine Rescue Association operate with?

COMRA Marine Rescue Association operates with two vessels, a 1994 Kanter Yacht SAR Patrol Boat know as COMRA and a 21ft Zodiac Hurricane 640 known as COMRA640.  COMRA has always operated with 2 vessels due to the amount shallow water shoreline within our coverage area.  The COMRA is the primary rescue vessel as it has a covered cabin, a larger crew and fuel capacity and can sustain longer searches and SAR Taskings.  The COMRA640 is the secondary resource and is used for Fast Response and inshore rescue as it is designed for shallower water.  Both vessels are equipped with various pieces of rescue equipment such as First Aid Trauma gear, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), Hypothermia Capsules, Rescue Litter Basket and Spinal Extrication devices, towing lines and all the necessary flares and required boating safety equipment.

Does COMRA Marine Rescue Association conduct displays and seminars?

COMRA Marine Rescue Association has a strong dedication to educate the public to the importance of safe boating providing information through displays at various community events. We also offer PCCC (Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check) vessel examinations. COMRA Marine Rescue Association also invites local organizations to come down to the rescue centre to tour our facility. We have had visits from the Sea Cadets, Girl Guides, local school groups and many more.

 

If your would like to book a tour please contact the Rescue Centre at 1-855-687-7270 or email your request to Comra .

 

Need more information?

Thank you for taking the time to read about our organization. If you require any additional information don't hesitate to call, fax, email or write to the address below.

Should you wish to assist our organization through a monetary donation, please contact us at our number listed below.

Comra Marine Rescue Association

P.O. Box #841
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 7N1
phone: 1-855-687-7270
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Comra Marine Rescue Association
P.O. Box #841
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 7N1
phone: 1-855-687-7270
email: comra@comra.ca