NSC Marine Emergency Procedures

In all situations take no chances and stay safe – print out this information and keep it handy.

LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY

  • Call 911.
  • Stay in contact with boat in trouble if you can.
  • BOAT FIRE or DOCK FIRE

    • Call Ottawa Fire Service at 613-232-1551.
    • Clear area of all spectators and keep access clear for Fire Dept.
    • If you are SURE THERE IS NO DANGER OF EXPLOSION use fire extinguishers. i.e. An external fire not near a fuel source, fuel tank, or propane containers.

    NON-LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY

    • Aground on rocks, no propulsion/anchor dragging, any medical emergency.
    • Call Ottawa Fire Service at 613-232-1551.
    • MINOR EMERGENCY

      • No fuel, aground on soft bottom.
      • Suggest boater try kedging if aground, or hailing other nearby watercraft for assistance.
      • Ask for Club Volunteer if out of fuel; qualified volunteers are permitted to use club boat for fuel delivery.
      • Suggest boater try sailing to north end of W-dock. Club boat can tow to service dock or assigned slip later.

      Staff do not perform towing services outside of harbour.

      Members may use club boats to respond if qualified.

      Page updated: 2019-08-21.

      Update log
      2015:
      22 Apr: Last update before adding this Update log. Two previous updates were 2014-05-03 and 2010-10-17, both by Webmaster.
      2019:
      21 Aug: HM: Added this update log and “Page updated”. Changed ownership from Secretary to Webmaster. Deleted reference to calling *16 or the CCG, and general editorial cleanup.

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