At 09h21 on Tuesday the 21st of April, NSRI duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the fishing boat Catamaran MAD MAX reporting a fire onboard.
MAD MAX had suffered an electrical fire to one motor and loss of steering but had managed to get their boat closer to Shelly Beach from Protea Banks.
NSRI Shelly Beach launched the sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF DAWN and on arrival on the scene, behind the back breaker line, the rescue crew found that the 4 local men had extinguished the fire using their onboard fire extinguisher.
No one was injured and NSRI Shelly Beach took them under tow and towed them safely to shore where no further assistance was required.
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