NSRI Awards Ceremony and AGM 2016

Ray and Linda Castelyn ( parents of Kyle) clap as CaptainHervé Lepage receives his award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein. Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Ray and Linda Castelyn (parents of Kyle) clap as Captain Hervé Lepage receives his award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

The 49th National Sea Rescue Institute Awards Ceremony and AGM was held at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay at 18h00 on Monday 6 June 2016.

The Awards ceremony recognised the contribution of the volunteer Sea Rescue crew, as well as others who went beyond the call of duty. This year’s award winners include Howard Godfrey and Ian Hamilton, Sea Rescue volunteers who have served for 45 years.

Also present at the ceremony were:

  1. Surfers Nic Bothma and Abdurahman Farat who rescued Nazley Davids from a rip current in Noordhoek.
  2. Captain Hervé Lepage of the 277 metre French Bulk Carrier CMA CGM Rossini will receive an award for the rescue of two yachtsmen, Jean Sitruk, 65, from Lyon, France and his crewman Kyle Castelyn, 20, from Strand, Cape Town, after their yacht, the Llama Lo struck a whale and capsized off the Wild Coast.

Below is a full list of the awards:

20 YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARDS: To be presented by NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein:

ANDREW MAYES
PAMELA ST CLAIR-LAING –STATION 5 Durban
PIETER ZAAYMAN – STATION 15 Mossel Bay
DEON LANGENHOVEN – STATION 17 Hermanus
RHINE BARNES – STATION 18 Melkbosstrand
DAVE JENSEN – STATION 26 Kommetjie

 25 YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARDS: To be presented by NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

PIET VAN DER MERWE– STATION 8 Hout Bay
DARREN ZIMMERMAN – STATION 10 Simon’s Town
GRAHAM ANLEY – STATION 14 Plettenberg Bay
ANTONIE DE KLERK – STATION 17 Hermanus

30 YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARDS: To be presented by NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

MARK THOMPSON – STATION 2 Bakoven
The late KENNETH ELLIOT- STATION 7 East London (Kenneth’s son Colin accepted the award)
PAUL JORDAAN – STATION 14 Plettenberg Bay
CLINT ABRAHAMS – STATION 16 Strandfontein
ANDY CONNELL – STATION 29 Air Sea Rescue

35 YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARDS:

CHRIS HUDSON – Honorary Life Governor and STATION 8 Hout Bay

45 YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARDS:

IAN HAMILTON – Honorary Life Governor and STATION 15 Mossel Bay
HOWARD GODFREY – Honorary Life Governor and STATION 3 Table Bay

MOST IMPROVED STATION AWARD

Station 17 Hermanus – (Deputy Station Commander Jean Le Roux accepted the award)

BEST RIB STATION AWARD

Station 12 Knysna

THE PAT O SULLIVAN TROPHY FOR THE BEST CLASS 1 STATION AWARD 

Station 8 Hout Bay

WATERWISE ACADEMY RECOGNITION AWARD

Percy Mthombeni (WaterWise Academy Instructor)

ALRIC SIMPSON AWARD

Awarded annually to a person who or an organization which has rendered distinguished service to the NSRI.
Mitsubishi Motors SA

MARMION MARSH AWARD

Recognises a person or organisation for especially noteworthy service to the cause of sea rescue in South Africa over a number of years.
Mike Patterson (Station 19 Richards Bay)

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Letter of Appreciation

For the rescue of 3 women caught in a rip current by restaurant owner:

Paul Richards of Sandown Blues Restaurant in Kleinmond was not able to attend. Hermanus Deputy Station Commander Jean Le Roux accepted the award on his behalf

Chief Executive Officer’s Letter of Appreciation

For the rescue of Nazley Davids  from a rip current in Noordhoek by two surfers:
Nic Bothma and Abdurahman Farat

 

Chief Executive Officer’s Letter of Appreciation

For the rescue of kite boarder Markus Wolff near Melkbosstrand by his friends Timsel Steinfels and Sebastian Deneke. (The award was accepted by Mr Klaus Heidorn, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Consulate General.)

DIRECTORS’ THANKS

For the rescue of Jean Sitruk and Kyle Castelyn of the yacht Llama Lo which sank off East London.
To the Captain and crew of the CMA CGM Rossini Captain Hervé Lepage received the award.  Kyle’s parents Ray and Linda Castelyn were in attendance.

Relevant links for the press:
For the NSRI 2015 Integrated report (9 months April to December 2015) https://goo.gl/LcrQUd
For the rescue of 3 women caught in a rip current: http://goo.gl/LhNYHB
For the rescue of Nazley Davids: http://goo.gl/xT3TXv
For the rescue of Markus Wolff: https://goo.gl/Zxc0Lr
For the rescue of Jean Sitruk and Kyle Castelyn: http://goo.gl/ioGVhm and  http://goo.gl/OycGWt

Pictures will be available for media download from Sea Rescue’s Flickr page https://goo.gl/WMkbac

You can watch the video of the ceremony here.

Pamela St Claire-Laing receives her 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Pamela St Claire-Laing receives her 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Pieter Zaaiman receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Pieter Zaaiman receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Rhine Barnes receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Rhine Barnes receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Piet Van Der Merwe receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Piet Van Der Merwe receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Dave Jensen receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Dave Jensen receives his 20 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Darren Zimmermann receives his 25 years service award fromby NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Darren Zimmerman (NSRI Simon’s Town) receives his 25 years service award from by NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Anthonie De Klerk receives his 25 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Anthonie De Klerk (NSRI Hermanus) receives his 25 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Mark Thompson receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Mark Thompson (NSRI Bakoven) receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Colin Elliott recieves his late father Kenneth's 30 year award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Colin Elliott receives his late father Kenneth’s 30 year award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Clint Abrahams receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Clint Abrahams (NSRI Strandfontein) receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Andy Connell receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Andy Connell receives his 30 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Ian Hamilton receives his 45 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Ian Hamilton receives his 45 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Howard Godfrey receives his 45 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Howard Godfrey receives his 45 years service award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein

Deputy Station Commander Jean Le Roux accepted the award fro the most improved station presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

NSRI Hermanus Deputy Station Commander Jean Le Roux accepted the award for the most improved station presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

Jerome Simonis received the Best RIB station award for Station 12, Knysna, presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

Jerome Simonis received the Best RIB station award for Station 12, Knysna, presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

Lyall Pringle Station Commander of station 8 Hout Bay received the best Class 1 station award presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

Lyall Pringle Station Commander of Station 8 Hout Bay received the best Class 1 station award presented by Operations Director Mark Hughes.

NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson presents Percy Mthombeni with the WaterWise Recognitian Award

NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson presents Percy Mthombeni with the WaterWise Recognition Award

Mitsubishi's COO Wynand Pretorius recieves the ALRIC SIMPSON AWARD from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Mitsubishi’s COO Wynand Pretorius receives the ALRIC SIMPSON AWARD from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Mike Patterson recieves the MARMION MARSH AWARD from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Mike Patterson receives the MARMION MARSH AWARD from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Abdurahman Farat and Nic Bothma with Nazley Harris who they rescued from a rip cuerrent at Noordhoek.

Abdurahman Farat and Nic Bothma with Nazley Harris who they rescued from a rip current at Noordhoek.

NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson presentsan award for the rescue of kite boarder Markus Wolff near Melkbosstrand by his friends Timsel Steinfels and Sebastian Deneke. (The award was accepted by Mr Klaus Heidorn, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Consulate General.)

NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson presents an award for the rescue of kite boarder Markus Wolff near Melkbosstrand by his friends Timsel Steinfels and Sebastian Deneke. (The award was accepted by Mr Klaus Heidorn, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Consulate General.)

Ray and Linda Castelyn ( parents of Kyle) clap as CaptainHervé Lepage receives his award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Ray and Linda Castelyn ( parents of Kyle) clap as Captain Hervé Lepage receives his award from NSRI Chairman Ronnie Stein.

Abdurahman Farat and Nic Bothma with Nazley Harris who they rescued from a rip cuerrent at Noordhoek.

Abdurahman Farat and Nic Bothma with Nazley Harris who they rescued from a rip current at Noordhoek.

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