Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:
NSRI are appealing to the owner or anyone who may have knowledge of who this Sea Kayak belongs to (see picture) to contact the NSRI.
Found floating off-shore of Sea Point and unmanned on Sunday, 17th December, after being spotted by an NSRI coast watcher NSRI Table Bay searched the sea around Table Bay after the sea rescue craft Spirit of Day located and recovered the craft from the water 1 nautical mile off-shore of the Sea Point Promenade.
Later, after continuing to find no trace of anyone who may have been on the craft, the sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched to join in the search and the NSRI rescue vehicle investigated slip ways and launching sites up to Table View.
The SA Police Services and sea rescue authorities confirmed to have no reports of anyone missing or overdue and at 16h30 a search has been suspended pending any new information.
Only the craft has been recovered and NSRI are appealing to the owner, or anyone with information that may assist in identifying the owner, of the craft to call NSRI at 082 380 3800.
NSRI appeal to owners of paddle craft, sail boards and surf boards, to stencil their name and contact number and the name and contact number of a responsible friend or family member on their craft for cases such as these.