Swimmer assisted back to shore

SEA POINT: At 17h45, Saturday, 27th October, NSRI were alerted following reports that Police were on the scene at Queens Beach where a man was swimming beyond the kelp line and there were concerns for his safety. City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officers responded to assist Police on the scene. Concerned citizens raised the alarm fearing for


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Boat with motor mechanical failure assisted

Bruce Davidson, NSRI Bakoven duty coxswain, said: At 11h02 on Sunday the 21st of October, NSRI Bakoven duty crew, while on routine training exercises in Table Bay aboard the sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper, diverted to assist a 7 meter rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with 3 crew on board reporting electrical failure on their boat


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Man rescued off rocks at Clifton 2nd Beach:

Luke van Riet, NSRI Bakoven deputy station commander, said: At 14h30, Thursday, 13th September, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated following reports of a man injured on rocks at Clifton 2nd Beach. NSRI rescue swimmers and NSRI medics, CSO (Community Security Organisation) EZRA paramedics, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, CoCT (City of Cape Town) Municipal lifeguards and


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Incidents at Richards Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard

RICHARDS BAY: Jacque Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said: At 05h00, Saturday, 12th May, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to rendezvous with the motor vessel Medi Hong Kong, sailing from United Arab Emirates, to patient evacuate a 27 year old Indian sailor suffering suspected Malaria. The


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Busy start to the weekend

Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

ST FRANCIS BAY: Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: At 19h25, Friday, 19th January, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing vessel Viagro. A 33 year old male crewman, from Plettenberg Bay, suffering dehydration onboard the Chokka fishing boat, was taken off


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Diver missing – Bantry Bay

Luke van Riet, NSRI Bakoven deputy station commander, said: At 11h19 on Sunday the 22nd of October, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a diver missing following a dive with his brother at Bantry Bay. It appears that while the brothers were exiting the water


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“The Originals”

What a day.  Today the first crew members from Station 2 Bakoven, who joined back in the 1960s, got together to celebrate 50 years of Sea Rescue.  Many of them had not seen each other for years.  It was a noisy lunch with much laughing and teasing.  Then the sms messages started coming through.  STATION


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Two medical emergencies and 1 missing fisherman

  FALSE BAY: Update: Search for a missing fisherman: Despite an extensive search operation hopes have faded in the search for missing Jacob Jansen van Vuuren, 39, from Mossel Bay. A Police Dive Unit are briefed and Police have opened a missing persons report for investigation. Family of the missing man are being kept briefed


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