Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) is located on the site of the old Pan American seaplane ramp. Pan American Airways was the first airline to service the Bahamas in the early 1960s and its headquarters still stands just east of the BASRA Headquarters. BASRA continues to rescue people in distress. There are stations in the Family Islands as well as on Grand Bahama. The air pilots of the Nassau Flying Club, The Royal Bahamas Police Force and their radio room, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, DEA, Autec and the USCG, and a group of volunteers all help with air and boat searches and rescues. The telephone number listed is available 24 hours.