Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 8, Hout Bay. STATION 9, Gordons Bay. STATION 26, Kommetjie
Hout Bay:
Geoff Stephens, NSRI Hout Bay deputy station commander, said:
At 20h37, Saturday, 14th November, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from the fishing trawler South West Sea Hawk reporting one of their crewman onboard knocked unconscious by a swinging long line winch while recovering their long lines while fishing 30 nautical miles off Hout Bay.
We launched our sea rescue craft Albie Matthews and Nadine Gordimer accompanied by a Western Cape Government Health EMS rescue paramedic and rendezvoused with the fishing trawler 20 nautical miles off-shore in a 2 meter swell and gusting 20 knot South Westerly winds.
The patient, a 42 year old Delft fisherman, had regained consciousness and he was treated for lacerations to his head. He was transferred aboard our sea rescue craft and brought to our Hout Bay sea rescue base. He has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by EMS ambulance.
Gordons Bay:
Francois Stevens, NSRI Gordons Bay deputy station commander, said:
At 09h15, Sunday, 15th November, NSRI Gordons Bay were activated following reports of red distress flares sighted off Hangklip.
We towed our sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski and launched at Hangklip while attempting to determine from locals where the flares had been sighted.
Rescue swimmers were also dispatched to scour the shoreline.
During a shoreline search, a rubber-duck was found washed up on the rocks. The 2 crewman, in their early 50’s, one from Goodwood and one from Bothasig, were ashore with their boat and were not injured.
It appears that a rope was entangled in their motor propellor and while trying to remove the rope their anchor line then broke causing the boat, which sustained a cracked hull, to be washed up on the rocks.
Our NSRI crew assisted them to pull the boat above the high water mark and they have made arrangements to recover their boat.
Picture NSRI The boat washed ashore after its anchor line broke. Picture NSRI
Kommetjie:
At 14h25, Sunday, 15th November, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a rubber-duck with 4 people onboard and motor failure half a nautical mile off Kommetjie.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines was launched and on arrival on scene in 3.5 meter swells a local family of 4 (a mom and dad, their son and an Aunt) were found safe and the two ladies and the son were transferred onto the sea rescue craft. The dad stayed onboard his craft, a tow-line was rigged and the casualty boat was towed safely to the Kommetjie slipway where the boat was recovered and no further assistance was required.Spirit of the Vines tows the vessel into Kommetjie. Picture Ian Klopper/NSRI Spirit of the Vines tows the vessel into Kommetjie. Picture Ian Klopper/NSRIThese pictures are available for media download on Sea Rescue's Flickr page.
-ENDS-
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
SMS 32287 (R1/SMS) with your name and a message of support for our Sea Rescue crew
Share
Next Article

Hobie-Cat capsize Hout Bay:

Read More

You may also like

NSRI Plett 7
RESCUES  | Published: 25 September 2021

National – Shark Alert - Port Alfred and Life saved - Plettenberg Bay

NSRI are appealing to bathers, paddlers and boaters to be cautious due to the increased shark presence attracted by the whale carcass and we are appealing to bathers to not swim at Port Alfred beaches because of the increased shark ...

28471500 1756939531033894 6698045495756980224 n
ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 18 September 2021

Hartbeespoort Dam – Dog rescued:

At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood. ...

197002094 4235422629852930 8017248573942838702 n
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 18 September 2021

Yzerfontein – 2 fishermen deceased

At 09h46, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew and the SA Police Services were activated following reports from a local fishing vessel that they were heading towards Yzerfontein harbour with 8 crew onboard of which 2 crewmen were suspected to be deceased. ...