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CRAIG LAMBINON is Sea Rescue's spokesman and he is an accomplished guest speaker at society events. Craig is often awake at 3 in the morning during rescues as he fields calls from the press while our crew are out at sea. He acts as a liaison with the distraught families and, in the case of foreigners, the consulates. He spends hours on the phone providing a comforting voice at the end of a line as the events unfold. This communication often carries on weeks and months afterwards as families come to terms with tragedy. A few words on Craig's accomplishments:
  • Volunteer Crewman and Medic – NSRI Station 2 (Bakoven) since 1993
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Medic, Rescue Swimmer on NSRI Surf Rescue helicopter program for 18 years.
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Medic, Rescue Swimmer on NSRI Deep-Sea Rescue helicopter program for 18 years.
  • Volunteer paramedic for Metro EMS since 1993
  • National Spokesman and Communications Officer for NSRI for the past 14 years.
  • Owner and Manager of MEDIC 8 – A Film/Event/Corporate Medical, Rescue and Safety Officer stand-by company.
  • Craig will receive his 25 year NSRI long service award in 2018
  • Craig is “on-duty” 24 hours a day every day of the year.
Craig was awarded the NSRI Directors Letter of Thanks for his part in the rescue of a Japanese Solo Sailor in 2001:His yacht was being swept ashore at Olifantsbosspunt, Cape Point. The CHC Sikorski 61 rescue helicopter was dispatched while NSRI Hout Bay launched sea rescue craft. NSRI rescue swimmer Craig Lambinon was deployed into the surf from the helicopter. Craig boarded the yacht and was able to cast the anchor away. Assisted by the yachtsman, a tow-line was rigged from the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft only minutes before waves would have swept the yacht onto rocks and the yacht and a life was saved. The yacht was towed to Hout Bay.If you would like to invite Craig to share his insights and some hair raising stories contact him on or 082 380 3800
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