Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-945-3087 (Office not staffed. Please use email)
Crisis Phone Marine Emergency Toll free 1-800-267-7270 or * 16 on a mobile device
Primary Contact Sean Coffey, Membership; Email:
Primary Executive Bob Gordon, President/Unit Leader; Email:
Alternate Executive Doug Mepham, Deputy Unit Leader; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Grimsby
Address & Map
447 Elizabeth St
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E7
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Intersection Ontario St and Olive St
Mailing Address PO Box 133 
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G6
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A Unit that is best known for its dedication to on-the-lake rescue service for the protection of people bordering and using Southwestern Lake Ontario. 
Members are volunteers that make up a Unit within the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA). The Unit provides 24-hour on call rescue service throughout the boating season. 
Based at Foran's Marina in Grimsby, GAMRU's dedicated area is from Fifty Point Marina in Stoney Creek to Port Dalhousie in St Catharines, but can be sent anywhere in Lake Ontario if the need arises. In the last eight years GAMRU has responded to over 100 search incidents.  
GAMRU presently has two vessels:  
A rigid hulled inflatable Hurricane 630 with twin Yamaha 90 horsepower outboard engines, and  
A 34-foot steel hulled cutter powered by twin 317 horsepower diesel engines.
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Dates Apr-Oct
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Go to for details on membership.
Languages English
Fees Membership - $100/one time only
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1988
Funding GAMRU receives no funding from any level of government except for reimbursement of fuel costs during search and rescue operations or taskings. 
All other operating costs are supported by voluntary contributions.  
Registered Charity # 136729670RR0001
Elections Mar
Meetings Every Wednesday January to October
Service Categories Emergency Rescue