Antigua and 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. ABSAR works in close co-operation with the Antiguan Coast Guard, fire and ambulance services.
Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and all undergo training in seamanship and smallboat-handling skills, search and rescue techniques and first aid. They all give up their own time to train and answer distress calls with nothing in return except for satisfaction in knowing that they are saving lives.
The ABSAR Medic Station is located at the AYCM Resort. We treat a variety of injuries and complaints in co-operation and consultation with many of the doctors on the island.
ABSAR is a Registered Non-Profit Charity and relies on your donations for our existence.