PORT ELIZABETH: At 05h45, Friday, 29th April, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV and rendezvoused with the Super Tanker Gener8 Apollo 5 nautical miles South of Cape Recife to assist a 40 year old Indian crewman onboard who had been injured after falling onboard the day before. The seaman had suffered facial injuries and he was transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought into Port where a ships agent transported the man who was in a stable condition to hospital for further treatment.
PORT ALFRED: At 17h03, Thursday, 28th April, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a boat accident in the Marina at Port Alfred. A sea rescue craft was launched and on arrival on the scene 4 Randburg men were assisted on a boat that had crashed into a stationary moored boat and a Jetty. One of the men was treated for multiple bruises, a head injury and lacerations but he elected not to go to hospital for further treatment. The remaining 3 men were shaken but they did not require medical assistance. It appears that the 4 men, from Randburg, were motoring in the Marina when the boats accelerator was accidentally bumped causing the boat to surge forward and crash into a stationary unmanned moored boat and a jetty. NSRI port Alfred assisted the boat to be recovered and no further assistance was required.
DURBAN: at 14h54, Friday, 29 April, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to assist a ski-boat with 4 local men onboard. Their boat suffered motor mechanical failure and they were just under a nautical mile off the breakwater. Without incident NSRI Durban towed them safely into Port and their boat was recovered.