Wednesday 16th January Incidents

PORT ELIZABETH: Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 16h10, Wednesday, 16th January, NSRI Station 6 Port Elizabeth duty crew and EC Government Health EMS were placed on alert following reports from a fishing trawler heading towards Port Elizabeth from fishing grounds with a 31 year old local crewman onboard suffering a head


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British man rescued from rip current – Kleinmond:

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 18h16, Tuesday, 15th January, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kleinmond Main Beach. NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene where we found a 64 year old man, from London, United Kingdom, being swept out to sea by


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New vessels head home in February

Our new 14m SAR ORCs start the long journey home, next month. They depart from La Harve, France on 4th February, travelling via Singapore to arrive in Durban on 25 March. In Durban the completed “Alick Rennie” will be offloaded to serve at Station 5 Durban. The partially completed “Donna Nicholas” continues on to Cape


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Incidents around the coast

Pic source: LaMann Photography (Facebook)

MOSSEL BAY: Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: On the afternoon of Saturday, 12th January, NSRI Station 15 Mossel Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft St Blaze Rescuer and an NSRI rescue vehicle to the launch slip way at the Yacht Club in Mossel Bay Harbour and the SA Police Services and a


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Assistance with tourists experiencing motion sickness – Mossel Bay. Common Dolphin released at sea – Port Elizabeth:

MOSSEL BAY: Andre Fraser, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 08h40, Wednesday, 09th January, NSRI Station 15 Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a commercial fishing boat to collect 4 tourists off the boat who were suffering motion sickness. The sea rescue craft St Blaze Rescuer was launched and


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Fatal drowning at Wolfgat Nature Reserve and 2 non-fatal drowning patients, from the same incident, transported to hospital

Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said: At 16h34, Wednesday, 09th January, Cape Town Water Rescue Network were alerted by CoCT Pro Lifesaving lifeguards reporting to be on the scene at Wolfgat Nature Reserve and performing CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on a 29 year old man and providing medical care to a 13 year old girl


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Non-fatal drowning – Natures Valley. Quick action saves 2 men – Bakoven. Patient evacuation off Chokka Boat – Port Elizabeth:

File image: Dr Berend Maarsingh

Natures Valley: Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 15h57, Monday, 08th January, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports a male aged 20 rescued and reportedly out of the water at Natures Valley, Groot River Mouth, and reports of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on progress. The sea rescue


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Vacancy: Public Relations/Guest Speaker (Southern Cape & Overberg)

VACANCY: Public Relations/Guest Speaker PATERSON GRADING: C2 half day work from home post (Southern Cape region – from Hermanus to Wilderness) REMUNERATION: Gross Annual – R140 228 JOB PURPOSE: To present Sea Rescue through the sharing of stories to school groups, clubs, societies and retirement villages KEY TASKS INCLUDE:  Secure appointments for presentations Attend / host functions as


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2 incidents Wilderness and 1 incident Kleinmond:

WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: On 03 January 2019 a hiking party of twelve people, including 5 children, set off on a kloofing trip down the Kaaimans river, near Wilderness, departing at about 15h45. The group may have underestimated the difficult terrain and rapids, which had been exacerbated by high water


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