Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 01h12, Friday, 20th October, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a rubber-duck suffering steering failure with 4 male crew onboard off-shore of Slangkop lighthouse and requiring assistance.
Our sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines was launched and NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were placed on alert.
On arrival on the scene we found the casualty boat with 4 men onboard safe, 2 nautical miles West of Hout Bay.
A tow-line was rigged and we towed them to Hout Bay harbour without incident arriving at 03h00 and after their boat was recovered no further assistance was required.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE