It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, former Patron of NSRI. We wish you fair winds and will always follow your example.
It was on the 8th of December 1994 that Nelson Mandela agreed to become the Patron-in-Chief of the NSRI. In August 1995 he wrote : ” Message from President Mandela to the National Sea Rescue Institute.”
Madiba thanked the volunteers for serving the NSRI and the country as a whole, inspiring a generation of Sea Rescue volunteers.