The Marine Branch is for those members trained in open water (Lake Huron) and closed water (rivers and ponds) to conduct search and rescue for all water involved incidents.
With two vessels, HASAR is equipped for either environment it could operate in for the HASAR patrol area.
HASAR is an official Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary detachment #556
Chain of Command
HASAR Commander: Patrick Armstrong, OMC
Deputy Commander - Marine: Jim Peever
Marine Captain: Christian Strike
Marine Lieutenant: Vacant
CCGA Unit #556
Unit Leader: Patrick Armstrong, OMC
Alternate Unit Leader: Jim Peever
Training Officer: Christian Strike