Fishing boat assisted: Lamberts Bay

Jurie Botha, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty coxswain, said: At 14h30, Wednesday, 15th May, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from fishermen reporting motor mechanical failure on their fishing boat off-shore of Lamberts Bay. The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis was launched and during a search for the fishermen we were


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International Water Safety Day

Andrew Ingram, NSRI National Drowning Prevention Manager, said: We estimate that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. 15 May is International Water Safety day and this year we would like to focus attention on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five. The places that toddlers face the


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Kenton-On-Sea-Fatal drowning

NSRI Port Alfred Lotto Challenger

Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: At 15h31, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main beach. NSRI rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services, EC Government Health EMS, Gardmed ambulance services and Hi-Tech Security responded. On arrival on the scene


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Incident: South Coast KZN

KELSO – South Coast KZN: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a paddle-skier who arrived at our sea rescue station, where we were conducting routine training, reporting his friend on a fishing kayak in distress off-shore of Kelso. We launched


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Jive Funny Festival 2019

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, Cape Town’s official winter comedic tonic, returns to The Baxter Theatre between 1 and 28 July 2019. The event presents the best South African comedians and famous international variety acts on the same stage. Every year performers are hand-picked for the unique contribution that they make to the year’s


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Incidents at Arniston and Fisherhaven:

ARNISTON: Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 11h40, Wednesday, 08th May, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated following reports of Kayakers in distress and being blown out to sea in strong North Westerly winds off-shore of Saxon Reef, South of Arniston. The sea rescue craft I&J Rescuer II was towed to Arniston and launched at


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Sailor medivaced off bulk carrier

Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: At 11h19, Saturday, 04 May, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a bulk carrier in Table Bay reporting a crewman on board suffering a dislocated shoulder. The sea rescue craft Spirit of


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