Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said:
At 15h30, Wednesday, 03 May, NSRI Port Edward medical crew responded in private vehicles to a motor vehicle accident on the R61 following a request for assistance from the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) Law Enforcement who were on scene. Vulcani ambulance services and the KZN Government Health EMS had also been activated.
On arrival on the scene our NSRI medics extricated 6 patients from 2 vehicles that had collided, 2 persons from one vehicle and 4 persons from another vehicle, and emergency medical treatment commenced while RNM Law Enforcement assisted with traffic control.
The patients, 2 women and 4 men, aged 24 to 38, all locals, were handed into the care of paramedics, As ambulances arrived on the scene, the patients were transported to hospital in stable conditions.
Pat van Eyssen, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said:
At 17h12, Wednesday, 03 May, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a local couple sailing from Langebaan to the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) and reporting fuel contamination causing motor mechanical failure on their 30 foot yacht Cetaceo.
We launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom and rendezvoused with the yacht 23 nautical miles out. They were taken under tow and towed to the RCYC without incident and once safely moored no further assistance was required.
The operation was completed by 23h00.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE