Western Cape Tourism Minister, Alan Winde, officially opened the extended Sea Rescue boatshed in Witsand today and Executive Mayor, Clr Emor Nel, blessed the 8.5m rescue boat “Breede Rescuer”.
Both guests paid tribute to the incredible effort of the volunteers and thanked them for their contribution to the community and the effect on local tourism.
The ceremony was well attended by local supporters as well as representatives from the flanking rescue stations. In a special presentation, NSRI CEO honoured the valuable contribution of Rob Wilson who undertook to bring this dream to reality.
Images taken by Meriel Bartlett are available on FLICKR https://www.flickr.com/photos/searescue/albums/72157627330230423