NSRI volunteers receive awards for Robben Island rescue:

NSRI volunteers from Station 2 Bakoven, Station 3 Table Bay and Station 18 Melkbosstrand were today given awards for the rescue of 12 fishermen from the trawler Claremont that ran aground on Robben Island during a vicious storm on 13 August 2013.

Congratulation to Mark Thompson, Luke van Riet, Coralie McDonald and Ernesta Swanepoel  from Bakoven; Kim Germishuys and Giles Daubney from Table Bay and Kobus Meyer, Quinton Luck and Ryan Minaar of Melkbosstrand all who receive the Directors Thanks for the rescue.

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NSRI volunteers from Station 2 Bakoven, Station 3 Table Bay and Station 18 Melkbosstrand were today given awards for the rescue of 12 fishermen from the trawler Claremont that ran aground on Robben Island during a vicious storm on 13 August 2013.

NSRI volunteers from Station 2 Bakoven, Station 3 Table Bay and Station 18 Melkbosstrand were today given awards for the rescue of 12 fishermen from the trawler Claremont that ran aground on Robben Island during a vicious storm on 13 August 2013.

NSRI volunteers from Station 2 Bakoven.

NSRI volunteers from Station 2 Bakoven: Luke Van Riet, Ernesta Swanepoel, Mark Thompson and Coralie McDonald.

NSRI volunteers from Station 3 Table Bay.

NSRI volunteers from Station 3 Table Bay: Kim Germishuys and Giles Daubney.

NSRI volunteers from 18 Melkbosstrand.

NSRI volunteers from 18 Melkbosstrand: Quinton Luck, Kobus Meyer and Ryan Minaar.

The crew of the Claremont come ashore at the Table Bay rescue base.

The crew of the Claremont when they came ashore at the Table Bay rescue base.

 

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3 Responses to “NSRI volunteers receive awards for Robben Island rescue:”

  1. Helena Roos
    06. Dec, 2013 at 19:58 #

    Baie dankie vir jul onbaatsugtige diens aan Kaapstad en omstreke se inwoners. Baie dankie dat julle ander mense se lewens eerste stel en altyd bereid is om gevare te trotseer om lewens te red. Baie dankie vir die voorbeeld wat julle stel en die verskil wat julle maak. Ons is trots op julle.

  2. andyman
    07. Dec, 2013 at 07:32 #

    Fantastic!!!! Excellent to see the recognition received. Well done to you all, in the dark, unfamiliar terrain, adverse sea conditions, adapting to the circumstances and getting the job done with nothing more than scrapes and dents to show for it. I trust others will get inspiration from this and endeavour to achieve this type of distinction through teamwork and personal discipline.
    Lets not forget the rerst of the team that made it possible, those backroom stalwarts that gave you the confidence to get on with the job. All hail!

  3. Brad Geyser Region 1 Ops Board Member
    08. Dec, 2013 at 10:17 #

    Well deserved! Good team work made an impossible situation turn into a highly successful rescue operation in very difficult circumstances. I am very proud of all of you.

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