NSRI Port Edward rescue crew, returning to Port Edward from a training exercise at NSRI Shelly Beach on Saturday, 16th May, at 14h05, happened upon a motorcycle and motor vehicle collision on Marine Drive, near to Uvongo, KZN-South Coast.
NSRI medics found the two motorcyclists, believed to be a father and his son, with the father, in his 50’s, deceased and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts were initiated by NSRI medics on the 27 year old son while the alarm was raised.
Netcare 911 paramedics arrived on the scene and continued with advanced life support CPR for over an hour on the 27 year old man but sadly he too was declared deceased on the scene.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
The occupants of the vehicle did not require medical assistance.
At 02h08, Sunday, 17th May, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reporting unmanned boats drifting inside the Hout Bay harbour from unknown causes.
NSRI Hout Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft NADINE GORDIMER and ALBIE MATTHEWS and on arrival on the scene found 5 fishing trawlers unmanned and adrift inside the Hout Bay harbour.
A local fisherman, who had raised the alarm, had managed to corral two of the trawlers and he was assisted to moore them safely and NSRI Hout Bay volunteers corralled the remaining three fishing trawlers and they were moored safely.
It is suspected that the 5 fishing trawlers may have been deliberately cast free from their secure moorings for unknown reasons by unknowns persons and Police were called to the scene and Police have opened an investigation.
It appears that no damage was caused and Police are attempting to reach the owners of the fishing trawlers.
At 12h58, Sunday, 17th May, NSRI Knysna crew went to the Knysna Quay following a call from a concerned Cape Town man reporting that his unmanned 30 foot House Boat, on the Knysna Lagoon, was taking on water at her mooring.
A friend of the owner had phoned him to report the matter after noticing the House Boat lying low in the water. It is believed that it was last used in December so it is possible that a flat battery causing the bilge pump to not work and it is possible that rain water had pooled, causing her to gradually subside.
NSRI Knysna crew used water pumps and local yacht club members have attended to the boat at the request of the owner to get her safely moored with fresh batteries. No further assistance was required.
At 14h00, Sunday, 17th May, NSRI Shelly Beach launched the sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF DAWN to assist the boat REIK, with two Gauteng men onboard. Their boat suffered one motor failure and NSRI Shelly Beach towed them to shore without incident.
Then NSRI Shelly Beach received a call for the boat CRACKERJACK suffering motor failure 2 nautical miles off-shore of Shelly Beach with one local man onboard. On arrival on-scene found that a local private boat had taken up the tow and they towed the craft to shore without incident.
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