Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:
At 19h59, Thursday, 02 November, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports from the SA Police Services of 5 persons on a rubber-duck adrift on the Fisherhaven Lagoon following motor battery failure.
2 men, from Kleinmond, Nieuwoudtville and 3 women, 2 from Oudtshoorn and 1 from Durbanville, all aged in their early 20’s, on a late afternoon cruise on a local rubber duck reported to be drifting towards Arabella.
The sea rescue craft Jaytee III was launched at the Fisherhaven slip-way and on arrival on the scene just off-shore of Arabella we found them safe but concerned in a heavy thunderstorm.
A towline was rigged and we towed them to the slip-way without incident where their boat was recovered and no further assistance was required.
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