LFA 33 extends from Cole Harbour to Goose Point, Barrington Bay and LFA 34 extends from Barrington Bay to Burns Point, Digby County
A news release today from 14 Wing Greenwood said the 30-minute standby will continue Monday until 4 p.m., when the squadron will revert to the normal search and rescue posture.
The Canadian Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard heighten and augment their Search and Rescue (SAR) posture during specific periods each year as determined by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and other agencies.
SAR activity will be highly dependent upon weather conditions on opening day and deployment areas may be altered depending on weather or operational risk. The combined effort by DND, CCG and DFO will provide excellent coverage for the opening of LFA 33 and 34.
Vessel operators are encouraged to wear life jackets, immersion suits or personal floatation devices to minimize the risk of drowning and to maximize the chance of being found if lost.
Although commercial vessels are required to carry Emergency Positional Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), all seafaring vessels are encouraged to carry EPIRBs as they greatly increase the chances of being located quickly in event of a distress situation.