ABSAR Antigua Barbuda Search and Rescue





Antigua & Barbuda Search and Rescue

About Us

Antigua & Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) is a voluntary organization dedicated to saving lives in Antigua and Barbuda and the surrounding waters. It is an officially recognized search and rescue service in Antigua and Barbuda where it provides 24 hour coverage, 365 days of the year.

Services ABSAR Provides: Marine Search and Rescue, Marine Firefighting, Community Emergency Medical Response and Firefighting, Medic Station treating walk-in patients for minor medical issues, on-the-water support of local regattas, swimming and boating events and medical training.

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Contact Us

ABSAR works in close cooperation with the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force Coast Guard, Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Medical Services.
Medic Station - Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua / West Indies
Tel: +1 268-720-3992
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Falmouth Harbour VHF-16
Barbuda VHF-16

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    Our organization would not be what it is without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers.
    We are always looking for new people to assist us in our search and rescue, medical, firefighting
    and fundraising departments.


    As ABSAR receives no government funding, we rely entirely on our annual membership program
    to keep our operations going. With four membership levels to choose from, we certainly appreciate
    your help in funding the important services that we provide.


    ABSAR is fortunate to have businesses who assist us with offering free and/or reduced rates
    for the many services that we require to operate. With four sponsorship levels to choose from,
    we will ensure that your logo is prominently displayed on our website and newsletters to supporters.


    If you’d like to make a monetary donation to ABSAR, we have an ongoing Gofundme account
    which enables donors to make safe and easy donations from anywhere in the world.
    Please contact us to make arrangements for a wire transfer or a credit card transaction.


Our Sponsors

Jumby Bay Fund
Mill Reef Fund
Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Antigua Yacht Club
Jolly Harbour Marina Boatyard
On Deck Marine Training
Premier Motors Antigua
St. James Club Antigua
Tradewinds Antigua
Caribbean Alliance Insurance
Club House Restaurant
Axxess Marine Antigua
Lucky Eddies
Haas Racing Team