Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA)
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The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association is a dedicated non-profit voluntary organization committed to saving the lives of distressed seamen or airmen in the Bahamas.
BASRA has one full time administrator Monday thru Fridays 0900 to 1700 who, in addition to administrative duties monitors the radios, and a Controller who monitors the radios at headquarters on weekends. Volunteer Control Teams continue coverage through the Police Control room in the evenings with volunteer Captains and Crews on duty at all times. Control Officer courses are generally held every two years and the Fleet Captain ensures that vessels are maintained and the Captains are trained.
The Air Pilots of the Nassau Flying Club act as our Air Wing and many persons in the family islands monitor the VHF for BASRA. The Royal Bahamas Police Force and their Radio room are still covering our answering service. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the DEA, Autec and the United States Coast Guard are still helping BASRA with air and boat searches, etc.