Kommetjie, Hout Bay, Simon’s Town and Richards Bay

KOMMETJIE:

Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:

At 17h08, Wednesday, 09th August, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following reports of a fire at the laundromat at the Shell garage, Kommetjie.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, the SA Police Services, CMR (Cape Medical Response) responded and NSRI Kommetjie dispatched NSRI crew and our mobile fire trailer.

On arrival on the scene NSRI crew gained access to the laundromat and found a tumble dryer alight.

The flames were doused by NSRI and on their arrival on the scene the Fire Department made the area safe and no further assistance was required.

 

HOUT BAY

Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said:

At 11h23, Wednesday, 09th August, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a suspected SUP (Stand Up Paddler) in difficulty in the Bay.

Our sea rescue craft Albie Matthews was launched and a search commenced but no sign of a SUP in difficulty could be found.

The seal island ferry NAUTICAT, at sea at the time in the area, located a paddler fitting the description given by concerned eye-witnesses who had raised the alarm but the paddler was on a canoe and not a SUP and was not in any difficulty.

It was confirmed that this was a false alarm with good intention.

 

SIMON’S TOWN:

Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said:

At 19h54 NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following reports from a Gordons Bay couple on the yacht Cheers, approaching Simon’s Town from Gordons Bay and reporting to have collided with a whale mid way between Roman Rock lighthouse and Simon’s Town harbour with their yacht taking water.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski II was launched carrying a water extrication pump and an additional water extrication pump was brought through by NSRI Kommetjie.

On arrival on the scene we found the couple bailing water and it was unknown where the ingress of water was coming from.

Our sea rescue craft took them under tow and we towed them to the False Bay Yacht Club mooring. As their yacht was mostly full of water, arrangements were made for them to stay on my own yacht for the night as they had come through to this side of False Bay to attend a memorial for a recently deceased friend at Surfers Corner on Thursday.

They will investigate the damage during Thursday and make arrangements for repairs to their yacht.

 

RICHARDS BAY:

Dorian Robertson, NSRI Richards Bay station commander, said:

At 05h08, Thursday, 10th August, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from the 29 foot yacht Wild Oats with two local men onboard reporting to be just off the Port of Richards Bay and needing to be assisted into Port due to strong winds.

They had sailed from Mozambique to Richards Bay, but on attempting to enter Port on two occasions during the early hours of the morning, strong cross winds had threatened to push them across the harbour entrance and they had opted to stand-by a nautical mile off-shore and wait for assistance.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched and we took the yacht under tow and towed them a safe distance into the Port where they were then able to use their own yacht motor to continue to their own moorings at the Zululand Yacht Club and no further assistance was required.

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