Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 06h54, Saturday, 08th, April, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a yacht drifting and appearing to be unmanned off-shore of Santos Beach. We launched the sea rescue craft Vodacom Rescuer II and on arrival on the scene we took the unmanned yacht Win Win, that was dragging her anchor, under tow and towed her safely to the harbour where she was secured to a mooring without incident and no further assistance was required.
Picture: The yacht Win Win being towed by NSRI Mossel Bay sea rescue craft Vodacom Rescuer II.
Antoinette Le Roux, NSRI Shelly Beach deputy station commander, said: At 09h20, Sunday, 09th April, NSRI Shelly Beach were activated following reports of a jet-ski suffering motor mechanical failure off-shore of the Ramsgate ski-boat club with a man and woman onboard.
We launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn and on arrival on the scene we located the couple, from Johannesburg, aged in their 20’s, off the backline and 2 local lifeguards, who had swum out to assist them, were with them and assisting to secure them.
We took them onboard our sea rescue craft and towed their jet-ski ashore without incident.
Once safely ashore no further assistance was required.
The lifeguards are commended for going out to the couple and keeping them safe until we arrived.
Picture: Spirit of Dawn beaching with the jet-ski under tow.
Dirk Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 10h15, Sunday, 09th April, while at our Manten Marina, we noticed a commotion about 50 meters away out on the dam and observing through binoculars we saw that a fisherman on a canoe had gotten into difficulty on the dam, while fishing, and it appeared that the fisherman’s canoe was sinking.
Our sea rescue Vaal Dam crew immediately launched a private boat Hassles and on arrival on the scene we found the fisherman sinking under water with only his face barely above the waterline and we were able to grab a hold of him and pull him into our boat and although in shock the 28 year old Johannesburg man was not injured.
The canoe which was semi sunken was recovered and we then found his friend, who had launched into the water to come to assist, swimming towards us and we took him onboard our boat and they were both brought to land safely.
We have urged both men to always wear life-jackets when they go fishing on their canoes.
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