Men and women across South Africa

Along the coastline of South Africa and on inland dams, men and women come together to voluntarily serve their communities through search and rescue. We spend hours training, building team spirit and honing skills. We are always on call. Saving Lives, Changing Lives, Creating Futures.   Click on this link to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hczeEIDsd4A&t=71s VIDEO


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Pink Rescue Buoys save lives

NSRI is putting up Pink Rescue Buoys on beaches and near rivers & dams around the country. The aim is to provide flotation for a member of the public to throw to someone in difficulty in the water. The local emergency number is on the sign as well as a request to return the buoy


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NSRI WaterWise Academy – Yazi Ngamanzi

The NSRI’s WaterWise Yazi Ngamanzi has reached over 1.3 million school children. We estimate that Nine double decker buses full of children drown each year. We need to change the lives of children by giving them water safety lessons in a safe learning environment. Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO estimates that in South Africa there


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Humpback whale assisted in disentanglement operation – False Bay

Image by Sally Sivewright (Department of Environmental Affairs - Oceans and Coasts)

At 10h55, Monday, 15th August, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following eye-witness reports of a whale entangled in fishing rope and floatation buoys, approximately 400 meters off-shore of Glencairn (between Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town). The NSRI Simon’s Town sea rescue craft Spirit of Safmarine III and Spirit of Surfski II


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Whale disentanglement operation:

At 09h00 on Wednesday the 2nd of March, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following eye-witness reports of a whale appearing to be entangled in fishing rope and floatation buoys off Bantry Bay. It appears that the whale had first been noticed the night before in the same vicinity by paddlers who


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Fishing trawler and her crew assisted and in a separate incident 2 kite-boarders assisted

Pic by Bruce Davidson

At 07h26, Sunday, 07th February, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for a water pump from the local 20 meter fishing vessel Silver Hunter, with 21 crew onboard, 7 nautical miles off Hout Bay. On investigating it was established that the casualty trawler had no steerage


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