WATCH NOW: ABSAR ASSISTS IN RESCUE OF LOCAL FISHERMEN
Thursday 5th July 2012
The Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue is in the business of saving lives. And On 26 June 2012 at 07:20 am their ability to save lives was put to the test.
That early Tuesday morning, a 17 foot fishing boat with 2 persons aboard capsized 20 nm NE of Antigua. Their Mayday call was received by ABSAR. The video below is their story as recorded by John Watt using a GoPro camera on head mount.
The events in this video span a 2 hour period from Mayday call to the arrival of MT Tromso to their rescue by the Guadeloupe Rescue Helicopter. What are you waiting for? Click the play button to see what happened.