Ernie Schmidt, NSRI Jeffreys Bay deputy station commander, said:
On the Monday, 21st November, at 09h30, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were requested to assist Bay World with a Greenback Turtle found on Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay.
NSRI found the young turtle on a public beach and at danger of being harassed by domestic animals or the public and NSRI took the turtle into our care and delivered the turtle to Bay World who will monitor the turtle and before relocating back to nature.
On Wednesday, 23rd November, at 06h00, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were dispatched to Albatross Beach, Jeffreys Bay, to assist Bay World staff to capture an adult Cape Fur Seal and a Cape Fur Seal pup that were found on the public beach.
The 2 seals were captured safely and relocated to a remote beach on the Eastern side of Kabaljou’s without incident.
Dave Smith, NSRI Kommetjie duty coxswain, said:
NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated at 17h12, Tuesday, 22nd November, following reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty off-shore of Misty Cliffs.
Our NSRI rescue vehicle and rescue swimmers responded by road while our sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines was launched.
Rescue resources arriving at the beach found the kite-surfer had abandoned his kite-board and he was swimming to shore from about 200 meters off-shore.
The 35 year old local man, from managed to get to shore safely without incident and he was not injured and in the care of our NSRI rescuers.
Our sea rescue craft recovered his kite-board from about 500 meters off-shore and the kite-board was brought ashore at the Kommetjie slip-way and the local man was reunited with his board and kite.
No further assistance was required.
Mark Thompson, NSRI Bakoven duty coxswain, said:
At 11h26, Wednesday, 23rd November, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated following an eye-witness reporting a suspected drowning in progress off-shore of Camps Bay Beach.
Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services rescue dive unit were activated and NSRI rescue swimmers and Camps Bay Community Safety Initiative officers responded directly to the beach to investigate while the NSRI Bakoven duty crew prepared to launch the sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper.
No sign of anyone in difficulty could be found at the beach and it was later suspected that dolphins swimming in the Bay may have been mistaken as a swimmer in difficulty.
We suspect that this may have been a false alarm with good intentions.
The situation continued to be monitored but with no persons overdue or missing no further assistance was required.
Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown station commander, said:
At 11h40, Wednesday, 23rd November, NSRI Simonstown duty crew were activated following reports of a fire on a yacht 2 nautical miles East of Simonstown.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Safmarine III was launched and on arrival on the scene the yacht Mystic Rythm was found safe and under the tow of an SA Navy Harbour Patrol Boat after her crew had extinguished a fire in the engine room.
The Navy boat had taken her under tow as the casualty yacht was drifting towards the line of fire of an SA Navy gunnery exercise.
NSRI took over the tow so that the Navy Harbour Patrol Boat could return to safety duty for the gunnery exercise.
We towed the yacht safely to her berth at False Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) without incident and no further assistance was required.
Pics: NSRI Simonstown – Spirit of Safmarine III towing the yacht Mystic Rythm towards FBYC.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE