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26 - Spirit of the Vines - 2KOMMETJIE:Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:At 13h24, Friday, 24th February, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft Spirit of the Vines following a request for assistance from three Ocean View fisherman on their small open fishing boat Septa reporting motor mechanical failure while fishing off-shore of between Gif Kommethie and Platboom, Cape Point.Our sea rescue vehicle responded along the coat road 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 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 assistanceMOSSEL BAY:Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said:At 22h35, Saturday, 25th February, NSRI Mossel Bay launched our sea rescue craft, accompanied by WC Government Health EMS doctor and paramedics, to rendezvous with the bulk carrier, Harmony Ocean, sailing from Liberia to Durban, reporting 2 crew onboard unconscious following an illness.On arrival on the scene, off-shore of Mossel Bay, the EMS doctor and EMS paramedics stabilised the casualties onboard the ship and they were then transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to shore where they were transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in stable conditions.The operation was completed at 03h00.GORDONS BAY:Ivan Bauser, NSRI Gordons Bay duty coxswain, said:At 08h43, Sunday, 26th February, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a male capsized on a canoe 200 meters off-shore of Gordons Bay.Prior to arrival on the scene it was confirmed that the man, aged approximately 25, from Rondebosch, had swum ashore and his canoe had been blown to the Gordons Bay harbour entrance.We assisted the man to get to our sea rescue station where we treated him for mild hypothermia while we dispatched our sea rescue craft and we recovered his canoe.He required no further assistance.MELKBOSSTRAND:Rhine Barnes, NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander, said:At 11h28, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Brenda following eye-witness reports of a kite-boarder in difficulty off shore of Kelp Baai, Melkbos, in the surf-line.On arrival on the scene the 35 year old Bloubergstrand man was found safe on the beach after he abandoned his board in the surf and swam ashore.He had then managed to recover his board and his kite and he required no further assistance.YZERFONTEIN:Joany Lubbe, NSRI Yzerfontein duty controller, said:At midday, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew went to assist the yacht Pure Magic whose skipper requested assistance to remove a 24 year old female off the yacht as she was suffering from motion sickness.A sea rescue craft was launched and the female, from Pretoria, was safely taken off the yacht and brought to shore aboard the NSRI Yzerfontein sea rescue craft Rotary Onward.The skipper then requested a further 2 persons, males, aged 28 and 18, to also be taken off the yacht and the NSRI Yzerfontein crew launched their sea rescue craft and took both persons safely off the yacht and bringing them to shore.They will make arrangements to get back to cape Town by road.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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