The 6th annual Project Wave was our most successful event yet!

North Vancouver

2020-08-25 11:52 PDT

The North Vancouver RCMP Traffic Services and ICBC recently hosted the 6th annual Project Wave, a joint operation providing educational opportunities to the public on boating safety and operating requirements. We’d like to extend a big thank you to the Vancouver Port Authority, BC Conservation, Marine Search and Rescue, District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 2, and the Integrated First Nations Unit (IFNU) for your participation and support. The event took place at Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates Park) and featured vessel compliance checks at various checkpoints in the Indian Arm area, public education stations at Whey-ah-Wichen, and the famous ICBC Crashed Car display.

Project Wave participants stand on a dock

This year was by far our most successful event, resulting in 270 interactions with the public for the day:

· North Vancouver RCMP community information booth + North Vancouver RCMP Traffic team & Auxiliaries – 150 public interactions and 26 boat interactions
· Royal Canadian Marine Search - 25 boat interactions
· IFNU/Port Authority/BC Conservation - 50 boats interactions
· WCMS - 30 boats/paddle boards interactions.
· North Vancouver RCMP boat – 15 interactions (3 boats 4 paddle boards, 3 kayaks, 5 seadoos)

In the evening, the North Vancouver RCMP Traffic Services CounterAttack outreach resulted in the following 39 charges/warning issued:

· 3x intersection VT
· 20x unsafe speed VT
· 5x seatbelt VT
· 2x vehicle defect VT, 1x vehicle defect WARN
· 1x other moving violation VT
· 7x other non-moving violation VT

RCMP police boats docked in North Vancouver

Released by

Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp.ca
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-969-7587
Email: peter.devries@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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