Vic Jacka passed away on the 16th of December 2014. Vic joined Station 10, Simon’s Town, in 1972 and served as deputy station commander from 1973 to 1982. He then served as station commander from 1982 to 1995 when he retired from NSRI and handed the reins over to Spooky Selk.
Vic’s life was Sea Rescue. He was a man who dedicated his life to the organisation and to helping those in danger in False Bay.
“Vic ran a tight ship. The discipline was excellent, the crews were very well trained, and the focus of station 10 was as it should be – on being an excellent Sea Rescue station. Vic was very serious about saving lives at sea,” said Simon’s Town station commander Darren Zimmerman.
Vic’s ashes will be scattered from Simon’s Town’s rescue boat, the Spirit of Safmarine III tomorrow, 23 December. Our condolences to Vic’s family, friends and the Simon’s Town crew.