At 14h02 on Sunday the 9th of July, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the recreational fishing craft Just 4 Play reporting to have run out of fuel near to the Orca Drilling Platform off Little Brak with 6 crew onboard.
The sea rescue craft Rescue 15, on a routine exercise at the time, collected fuel for the casualty craft. On arriving on scene and delivering the fuel, 2 of the 6 crew were taken off the craft; a 22 year old male suffering hypothermia and a 35 year old male suffering back pain reportedly having been sustained onboard the boat when he’d fallen earlier.
By Grace ambulance services responded to the Mossel Bay sea rescue station where the man suffering back pain was transported to hospital in a stable condition by ambulance. NSRI medics rewarmed the hypothermic man and once re-warmed, was released and no further assistance was required.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE