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HERMANUS: At 10h24, Saturday, 28th April, NSRI Hermanus duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Hunters Gold Rescuer to assist a Rondebosch man on a 19 foot boat on the Klein River Lagoon.The casualty boat's anchor was dragging against near gale force wind gusts and the boat had suffered motor mechanical failure and NSRI Hermanus towed the boat to a safe mooring without incident and no further assistance was required.SHELLY BEACH: At 12h00, Thursday, 28th April, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the local boat Hooker reporting to be behind the breakers with motor mechanical failure and requesting assistance to get ashore. NSRI Shelly Beach launched the Sea Rescue craft Spirit of Dawn accompanied by a boat motor mechanic but on arrival on the scene the motor was not able to be started and NSRI towed the boat safely ashore without incident.While loading the boat Hooker onto her trailer the boat Mighty suffered motor mechanical failure in the surfline and 5 crew, 4 males and a female, were thrown out the boat when she broadsided to the incoming waves. NSRI rescue swimmers and local boaters who were on the beach waded into the surf and assisted the 5 people safely out of the water.The skipper of Mighty was then able to start the boats motor and he brought his boat in safely without incident. No one was injured.Shortly after this NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn accompanied by a local experienced boat skipper to go to the assistance of the boat Go Fish which requested assistance to get ashore through the big surf with a recently qualified skipper onboard and reporting to be uncomfortable to bring the boat in under the circumstances of the rough sea conditions.NSRI commend the newly qualified skipper of Go Fish for calling for the assistance rather than to risk his boat and crew in the unpredictable big surf conditions. 2 of the crew of Go Fish were taken onboard the sea rescue craft and the experienced boat skipper was transferred onto Go Fish and he managed to bring Go Fish safely to shore through the big surf without incident and no further assistance was required.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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