Donate Shop Call for Help Now Find a Base


087 094 9774
The opening of the The Archie & Alta Rabie Rescue Base, Station 6 Port Elizabeth:NSRI Station 6, Port Elizabeth, will celebrate the completion of the revamped boathouse at 11am on Saturday the 24th of October 2015, in the first of 3 celebrations.The major revamp of the station included the gutting of the old building and adding on a new wing to accommodate the 10 metre Search and Rescue (SAR) vessel “Spirit of Toft,”which is currently being refurbished in Cape Town.For the first time the Port Elizabeth NSRI volunteers are able to launch their 7,3 metre SAR boat, ‘Eikos Rescuer IV’, from the boat house straight into the water making a considerably faster response to emergencies.When “Spirit of Toft” returns to station in March 2016, after her refurbishment, she too will be housed out of the water, extending her lifespan considerably while at the same time improving crew safety and emergency response time.As the last time renovations were done to Station 6 was in the early 1970’s, the new boat house, an upgraded control room, new change rooms and ablutions as well as a new roof, was a project that could wait no longer.A new slipway being built is the final part of the PE Rescue Base upgrade and will take about eight weeks. It will be completed before ‘Spirit of Toft’ is back on station.The new Sea Rescue boathouse will be named “The Archie & Alta Rabie Rescue Base” as the revamp was generously sponsored by the Rabie Family Trust, in memory of the Late Dr Archie Rabie.The Rabie Family Trust donation included R500 000 that has been invested to cover the maintenance of the station.Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to the new Port Elizabeth Sea Rescue station in cash, in kind and in man hours.Media wishing to attend please RSVP to Craig Lambinon urgently - 0823803800.PE_M (2) copy
Next Article

Plettenberg Bay tragedy – Two bodies recovered:

Read More

You may also like

Nsri base 37 thumb 824x572
RESCUE BASES  | Published: 1 December 2023

Base showcase: Station 37 (Jeffreys Bay)

The surfing haven, J-Bay, as it’s affectionately known, is home to one of the largest and most industrious NSRI bases, with plenty of plans in progress to expand its capacity to serve its community. ...

Nsri nsri alumni thumb 824x572
NEWS  | Published: 1 December 2023

Going global

Now and then, volunteers are called to leave South African shores to face new challenges and, yes, save lives in other countries. We caught up with three NSRI ‘alumni’ to find out how they’re faring… ...

Nsri pink rescue buoy thumb 824x572
PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 1 December 2023

The power of preparedness

The NSRI’s highly successful Pink Rescue Buoy programme is in need of custodians to help maintain these life-saving rescue devices. Could you be the next custodian in your area? ...