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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
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Matt Tulk, 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
Intersection Ontario St and Olive St
Mailing Address c/o GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue 
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 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. 
GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue volunteers respond to rescue calls in western Lake Ontario, serving communities along the south shore from bases in Fifty Point and Grimsby although crews can be sent anywhere in Lake Ontario if the need arises. In the last ten years GAMRU has responded to over 170 search incidents.  
GAMRU presently has two vessels:  
A rigid hulled inflatable Hurricane 630 with twin 90 horsepower outboard engines donated by Honda Canada Foundation, 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 (51) Registered Charity
Established 1988
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; GAMRU receives no sustaining funding for operations from any level of government except for a per-hour reimbursement from the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary while on approved rescue operations.  
Registered Charity # 136729670RR0001
Elections Mar
Meetings Every Wednesday January to October
Service Categories Emergency Rescue