MarineMax Vacations is excited to share their opportunity to support Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR). For years VISAR has made it a mission to keep everyone safe at sea. Search and rescue can be a dangerous and challenging task that requires much dedication. They are a hardworking organisation with well-trained volunteers that work tirelessly to protect the islands.
In 1988 the British Virgin Islands Government requested a group of people organise an informal search and rescue service that would create an “autonomous, para-professional, dedicated volunteer maritime search and rescue to be run as a Non-Profit Organisation.” Since then, VISAR has become the official search and rescue service in the British Virgin Islands. They are making sure to provide 24-hour coverage every day of the year.
Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Vacations, comments, “Our donation to VISAR will never be enough to thank them for their continued dedication and efforts. We are fortunate to be able to support this organisation and their volunteers for keeping everyone, including our customers, safe at sea.”
VISAR’s two base stations located in Road Reef Marina, Tortola, and the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, house fully outfitted rescue vessels with medical, vessel safety, search and rescue equipment, and communication devices.
MarineMax Vacations is thankful to have a longstanding relationship with VISAR and donates annually to this brave and dedicated organisation.
To learn more or donate to VISAR, please visit https://visar.org/.