Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):
There are 14 R.C.M. Police motorized ships of 20 feet over-all length or more stationed on the west coast as follows:
Name of vessel Size Headquarters portM/L Victoria 92' Esquimalt, B.C.P/B Tofino 65' Ocean Falls, B.C.P/B Nanaimo 65' Prince Rupert, B.C.P/B Masset 65' Campbell River, B.C.P/B Ganges 65' Port Alberni, B.C.P/B Alert 65' Alert Bay, B.C.P/B Sidney 55' Ganges, B.C.P/B Little Bow II 55' Powell River, B.C.P/B Advance 35' Vancouver, B.C.P/B Westview 35' Gibsons, B.C.P/B Tahsis 35' Tahsis, B.C.M/B Fort St. James 29' Fort St. James, B.C.M/B Port Alice 26' Port Alice, B.C.M/B Fraser 26' Vancouver, B.C.
These vessels are used for the enforcement of the federal and provincial statutes in Pacific coastal waters, and in addition, as
floating police detachments in isolated areas not accessible to regular land detachments. They also provide transportation for police personnel where other means of transportation are not available. These vessels assist the Royal Canadian Air Force air search and rescue operations as required. They also render assistance to other government departments and, when required, transport seriously ill persons from isolated areas to hospital centres, if no other means of transportation are available.
Subtopic: R.C.M.P. SHIPS, WEST COAST