Whale Shark removed from Camps Bay beach:  

CoCT (City of Cape Town) authorities were notified on Sunday afternoon that the whale shark had drifted ashore and was in shallow surf on Camps Bay beach. CoCT Solid Waste Management, in an operation coordinated by CoCT Coastal Management, removed from the whale shark from beach for disposal. Samples have been collected for scientific research. See


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Incidents at Kleinmond, Port Elizabeth and Witbank

Sealegs, Witbank Dam

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: On Thursday morning, at 11h55, 11th April, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a person in difficulty in the surf at Kleinmond main beach. Our NSRI rescue swimmers responded to the scene where we found a retired Johannesburg Dominee, now living in Kleinmond, had


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Incidents at Rocky Bay, KZN and Camps Bay and earlier this week in Lambert’s Bay

Picture: Richard Epstein

ROCKY BAY: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 12h13, Saturday, 13th April, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports of people in distress in the surf caught in rip currents at Rocky Bay. We dispatched NSRI rescue swimmers and Ethekwini Municipal Lifesaving lifeguards from Scottsburgh and Med-Evac ambulance services responded.


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Paddle Cruiser taking water: Knysna

Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said: At 06h30, Friday, 12th April, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following a request for assistance at the Featherbed Company Paddle Cruiser taking water at her moorings at the Featherbed Company jetty No lives were in any danger, the Paddle Cruiser was not manned at the time and it


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Incidents – Witbank, Plettenberg Bay, Durban:

WITBANK: Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank station commander, said: At 13h18, Saturday, 06 April, NSRI Witbank duty crew were activated following reports of 2 boats collided on Witbank Dam near to Duvha Bridge. The sea rescue craft Sea Legs was launched and Legacy ambulance services responded. On arrival on the scene we found both Bass Ski-boats on the


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Vacancy: Executive Director – Fundraising and Marketing

Sea Rescue is looking to fulfill the position of: Executive Director: Fundraising and Marketing Background: The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa is a Not for Profit Company registered with Social Development as a Non-Profit Organization.  The organization delivers Sea Rescue Services along 3000km of coastline through 41 Stations, 1261 Volunteers and 106 Rescue


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SENIOR/JUNIOR LIFESAVING NATIONALS

After we competed at the lifesaving masters, our younger team joined up in Port Elizabeth to compete in the senior/junior division. Our Jeffreys Bay and Melkbosstrand lifeguards competed over a stretch of three days with station 37, JBay, competing for the very first time.  We wouldn’t be Sea Rescue if we didn’t set an example


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Incident: Witsand

Martin Fourie, NSRI Witsand station commander, said: On Friday morning, 29th of March, just after 07h00 NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following reports of a kayak fisherman suspected to be in distress following an NSRI RSA SafeTrx emergency alert. Our crew launched the sea rescue craft Breede Rescuer and after a quick search managed


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