At 09h30, Friday, 27th May, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were alerted following a request for assistance from the Langebaan based yacht Astrell, with 4 men onboard sailing to Durban, reporting to have run out of diesel off Port St Johns and sailing towards Durban they requested NSRI Port Edward to assist them with diesel fuel on their way past.
The Sea Rescue craft Wild Coast Sun Rescuer was launched at 14h30 with the yacht off Port Edward and diesel fuel was supplied to the yacht without incident. They have carried on with their voyage towards Durban.
At 09h23, Saturday, 28th May, NSRI Plettenberg bay and Medlife ambulance services were activated to respond to Robberg 4, next to the Beacon Island Hotel, where a 91 year old man had slipped on rocks and injured himself.
On arrival on the scene the man was found sitting on a wall near to where he had fallen after he had been assisted by a lady who had raised the alarm.
Suffering an injury to his right hip which may have been dislocated the man was stabilised and loaded into an ambulance and transported to hospital in a stable condition by ambulance for further treatment.
On Saturday, 28th May, at 14h15, while on a routine training exercise with Hibiscus Medevac ambulance services NSRI Shelly Beach were activated following a request for assistance from the local boat Calypso, at the backline, off Shelly Beach, reporting motor problems with 4 local men onboard.
The NSRI Shelly Beach sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn and the Hibiscus Medevac rescue craft God’s Grace diverted from the training exercise and responded. On arrival on the scene 3 men were transferred onto God’s Grace and brought to shore and the skipper of the casualty boat managed to get his craft ashore on limited motor power.