At 10h54, Thursday, 23rd June, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from the local 24 foot boat Dolphin, with 5 local male crew onboard, reporting motor failure due to suspected fuel contamination 37 nautical miles South West of Cape Point while at sea fishing.
The Sea Rescue craft Nadine Gordimer was launched and on arrival on the scene it appeared that the casualty boat had fuel contamination and were unable to get their motors started.
She was taken under tow by our sea rescue craft, and in calm seas, was towed to Hout Bay with her 5 crew without incident. Once safely in Hout Bay harbour they required no further assistance.
The operation was completed at 18h30.