Rob Caine, NSRI Kommetjie duty coxswain, said:
At 15h24, Wednesday, 29th June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following reports of a boat suspected to be in difficulty 1 nautical mile West of Slangkop Lighthouse.
NSRI rescuers were dispatched by road to investigate from the shoreline and it appeared that the boat was stationery about a nautical mile off-shore with 2 men onboard.
The Sea Rescue craft Spirit of the Vines was launched and on arrival on the scene the fishing boat Siyazama Project with 2 Hout Bay fishermen onboard was underway and heading towards Hout Bay and they reported that they had experienced motor failure but that they had managed to get their motors started and were headed home to Hout Bay harbour.
NSRI escorted them in the direction of Hout Bay for 20 minutes and with all appearing to be under control and no assistance required the sea rescue craft returned to base and it was later confirmed that they had made it safely to Hout Bay with no further mechanical problems.
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