Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand coxswain, said:
On Monday 11th July, at 09h34, NSRI Witsand was informed by a Witsand resident of an elderly male person that had collapsed next to the main road opposite the Sands Shopping Centre at Witsand.
NSRI medical crew responded and attended to a local elderly male person suffering from seizures.
WC Government Health EMS was activated and an EMS ambulance was dispatched.
The patient was taken to Heidelberg Clinic by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.
Christo Filander, NSRI Lamberts Bay station commander, said:
At 16h15, Tuesday, 12th July, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the 5 meter fishing boat Fish Eagle, reporting motor mechanical failure, with 4 local crewmen onboard, aged between 18 and 52, 3 nautical miles West of Lamberts Bay.
The Sea Rescue craft Douglas Murray was launched and on arrival on the scene their anchor was tied to a floatation buoy and cut after attempts to recover their anchor failed due to suspicions that the anchor was trapped on the sea bed from unknown causes.
A tow line was rigged and they were towed safely to Lamberts Bay without incident and they will return to recover their anchor once their motors are fixed.
Edward Russouw, NSRI Gordon’s Bay deputy station commander, said:
At 09h24, Tuesday, 12th July, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the local yacht Shoestring reporting their yacht stuck on a sand bank in the mouth of the Gordon’s Bay harbour.
The yacht, embarking on a 2 day voyage with 2 local men onboard, had been pushed onto the sand bank in the mouth of Gordon’s Bay harbour, during a gusting South Easterly wind which is suspected to have contributed to the yacht landing on the sand bank.
NSRI Gordon’s Bay launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski and additional crew posted on the Port breakwater ropes were tied to the yacht in an effort to pull her free from the sand bank.
The SA Navy Naval College assisted by supplying additional Naval crew and a Navy tractor. Additional rope was run from the bow of the yacht through a bollard on the Naval Dockyard and tied to the tractor which assisted to pull the yacht free and hold her from being pushed back onto the sand bank in the gusting wind. Once free of the sand bank the yacht was moored at her moorings in Gordon’s Bay harbour where the skipper will thoroughly check the yacht for any damage before embarking on their voyage.
The Naval College, Warrant Officer Tierhoff and his Navy officers that assisted, are commended for their valuable assistance in this delicate and difficult operation.
The operation was completed at 12h20.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE