It usually takes around 6 months to complete the theory and practical syllabus for our sea going rescue crew. This pace suits many of our volunteers who have careers and families.
Sea Rescue will now be offering a Full Time Rescue Course for sea going rescue crew where the same material and sea time is completed in an intensive 2 week period.
The first course will be held in Still Bay (with day trips to our rescue bases in Witsand and Mossel Bay) during the 2018 June/July school holidays. We anticipate a high demand for this course and there is limited space. These courses will be sponsored and, for this reason, formal applications will need to be made by candidates. Foreign students who would like to participate, may be accepted but will not qualify for sponsorship and will need to pay the full course fee of R6 800.
Graduates of these courses will qualify for a Sea Rescue crew badge and will be invited to join an NSRI rescue base in their area as a Sea Rescue volunteer.
The purpose of this course is to invest in communities and to provide an opportunity for new crew to join and get up to speed in a shorter period of time. This pace may be well suited to students and learners but anyone who can commit to the 2 weeks is welcome.
This course is for sea going crew, so candidates should feel comfortable in the water, should be willing to learn boating skills and become part of a dynamic team. Modules include basic seamanship, rope work, pyrotechnics, collision regulations, basic radio work, emergency procedures, practical scenario planning and interpersonal skills. At the end of each day everyone will join in to wash down the boat, refuel and repack the equipment. The daily schedule will be dependent on weather and sea conditions but the classes will run for 8 hours a day with some nights required for night training and optional “movie nights” on some of the evenings. There is no class on Sundays.
If you would like to apply please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- one page CV (please send only one page of relevant information – no certificates)
- one page letter of motivation explaining why you would like to participate
- one page character reference from an educator, pastor, employer or family friend
Please include the following details in your application:
- name and surname
- date of birth (must be 16 years or older)
- physical address
- email address
- contact number
The first course will be held in Still Bay, 25 June – 7 July.
Closing date for applications: 5 June.
Late applications will be considered for a waiting list.