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March 8th, 2024
Catamaran hits reef off Anegada; VISAR & US Coast Guards respond


THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- In a swift and coordinated rescue operation, the Coast Guard and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) successfully saved three individuals from a distressed catamaran off Anegada in the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday morning, March 7, 2024.

January 15th, 2024
UPDATE: Man pulled from water @ JvD reportedly dies

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the man who was pulled from the water at Jost van Dyke this morning, January 15, 2023, has reportedly died.

November 3rd, 2023
VISAR’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ & Holiday Village relocated to Nanny Cay

NANNY CAY, VI- Virgin Islands Search and Rescue’s (VISAR) 4th Annual Fundraiser, VISAR’S Winter Wonderland and Holiday Village, will be held at Nanny Cay this year, moving out from Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, where it was held for the first 3 years.

May 18th, 2023
Swim & SUP the Sound slated for Sunday, June 4, 2023

ROAD REEF Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) annual fundraiser, Swim and SUP the Sound, is slated to take place in North Sound, Virgin Gorda on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

December 30th, 2022
American rock band sponsors free skating @ VISAR’s Winter Wonderland today

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI- For persons who have not experienced skating at VISAR's Winter Wonderland at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, today, December 30, 2022, is the final day to do so, and for free.

July 18th, 2022
Tragedy averted after two men rescued from capsized boat

NORMAN ISLAND, VI – Tragedy was averted at around midnight, last evening, July 17, 2022, after survival skills took the best of two persons who happened to be traveling in a boat that turned turtle.

May 17th, 2022
2 taken to hospital after boat ran ashore @ Peter Island

PETER ISLAND, VI- At least 2 persons were taken to hospital after a powerboat beached at Peter Island on May 7, 2022.

November 5th, 2021
VISAR to receive new boat for VG branch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the assistance of many supporters, the non-profit Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), which serves the territory as a sea ambulance, coordinating search and rescue day and night, is expanding its fleet.

November 2nd, 2021
Active search for missing snorkeler Dennis Y. Enomoto ends

COOPER ISLAND, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has released the name of the snorkeler who went missing in waters near Cooper Island on Monday, October 25, 2021.

October 26th, 2021
UPDATE: Canadian snorkeler still missing

COOPER ISLAND, VI– The snorkeler who went missing yesterday morning, October 25, 2021, off Cooper Island has not yet been found, despite searches conducted.

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