Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 10h20, Wednesday, 23rd February, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft Spirit of the Vines following a request for assistance from three Ocean View fishermen on their small open fishing boat Septa reporting motor mechanical failure while fishing off Groen Dam, Platboom, Cape Point.
Our sea rescue vehicle responded to Cape Point and kept visual on the casualty craft and on arrival on the scene, in calm sea conditions, our crew aboard Spirit of the Vines found them at anchor 500 meters off-shore and a towline was rigged and we towed them safely to the Crayfish Factory without incident. Their boat was recovered and they required no further assistance.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE