This last Tuesday evening February 25th, Station 5 Durban hosted its Annual Crew Awards ceremony at the Royal Natal Yacht Club. The function was well attended and honoured with the presence of the Durban Mayor, His Worship Councillor James Nxumalo. Other invited guests included representatives from Transnet National Ports Authority, SA Navy, South African Air Force, uShaka Marine World, Natal Sharks Board and a number of sponsors and supporters of NSRI. Also present were NSRI Marketing Director – Meriel Bartlett, KZN Regional Director – Eddie Noyons, Operations Manager – Brett Ayres and CEO Dr. Cleeve Robertson.
Proceedings were initiated with a welcoming address and presentation by Station Commander Clifford Ireland after which a cheque for R200,000.00 was presented by Councillor Nxumalo on behalf of the City of Durban and graciously accepted by KZN Regional Director Eddie Noyons.
The anticipation amongst the crew was palpable as the awards were listed and the deserving recipients called to accept their trophy.
Best Trainee – Eileen Durand
Most Improved Crew Member – Stephen Muller
Team Player Award – Tim Edwards
Crew’s Crewperson of the Year – Salim Dadabhay
Best Crew – Port Crew
Best Crewman – Ian Livermore
Service to NSRI Station 5 Award – Concrete Laser Flooring (Pty) Ltd
In addition, Generous Support Certificates were presented to:
K-Line Shipping SA
SIKA South Africa : Lance Haworth
The ceremony was closed with a thank you address from NSRI CEO Dr. Cleeve Robertson.