Sea Rescue: the SNSM is here!auvetage en mer : la SNSM est là !
February 6th, 2006, the Saint Martin station for the National Sea Rescue Society (SNSM) received a new lifeboat, called " Notre-Dame de la Garoupe" the patron saint of fishermen.
SNSM comprises a crew of 34 volunteers including four women, and 180 members. Founded in Saint-Martin in 2001 by Jean-Pierre Papeix, the SNSM, in addition to running training courses for the BNSSA diploma, first aid courses, and a technical module for personal survival, focuses mainly on sea rescue and carries out an average of 60 rescues per year.
- President : Mr Fisher.
Canot Captain : Mr Van Rymenant.