Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said:
At 12h27, Tuesday, 17th July, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of paddlers suspected to be in difficulty off-shore of Glencairn.
A CMR (Cape Medical Response) response vehicle was dispatched to investigate from the shoreline (while NSRI crew responded to the sea rescue base in Simon’s Town to prepare to launch sea rescue craft) and it was confirmed by CMR and NSRI shore crew that spear-fishermen were free-diving from their paddle craft 100 meters off-shore and no assistance was required.
Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 19h52, Monday, 16th July, NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bay duty crews were activated following reports of a rigid inflatable boat suffering motor mechanical failure off-shore of Olifantsbospunt, Cape Point, with 3 crew onboard requesting assistance.
The NSRI Kommetjie sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines and the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft Albie Matthews launched.
NSRI Kommetjie arrived on the scene and finding the 3 male crewmen safe a towline was rigged and the casualty boat was towed by Spirit of the Vines towards Hout Bay.
Off-shore of Slangkop Lighthouse the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft Albie Matthews took over the towline from NSRI Kommetjie and the casualty boat was towed to Hout Bay harbour without incident and on arrival in Hout Bay harbour no further assistance was required.
Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:
At 10h32, Monday, 16th July, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Sceptre reporting an ill adult male crewman onboard suffering dehydration and weakness.
Our sea rescue craft Eddie Beaumont II was launched and on arrival on the scene, 2 nautical miles off-shore of Jeffreys Bay main beach, in 1 to 2 meter swells, the patient, in a stable condition and walking wounded, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought safely to our sea rescue base.
An EC Government Health EMS ambulance was summoned and the patient was taken into the care of EMS paramedics and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by EMS ambulance for further medical care in hospital.
Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said:
At 11h18, Friday, 13th July, NSRI East London duty crew were placed on alert following reports from the 36 foot yacht Aerial, with 5 crew onboard, reporting that their onboard batteries were not being charged from a suspected faulty transformer.
They were off-shore of East London and requesting assistance to get into the Port of East London.
Their last Port of call was Port Elizabeth and they were headed to Durban but they had opted to come in at East London’s Port to repair their battery transformer.
Our sea rescue craft Spirit of Lotto was launched and we rendezvoused with them 3 nautical miles off-shore of the breakwater and we towed them into the Port of East London without incident and once safely berthed no further assistance was required.
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