Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said:At 21h38, Monday, 03 September, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reporting a man injured on the cargo ship UAL Lobito off-shore of the Port of Table Bay at anchorage.2 men were reportedly found to be unauthorised persons aboard the ship that had departed Table Bay Port earlier and one of the men had reportedly been injured from a fall onboard the ship. The ship had put to anchor and raised the alarm.NSRI Table Bay launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom accompanied by WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics and rendezvoused with the ship at her anchorage in Table Bay and the SA Police Services were alerted.On arrival at the ship 2 NSRI rescue swimmers and the 2 EMS rescue paramedics were put aboard the ship and the injured man was found to be in a barely accessible area of the ship amongst containers and crew of the ship were unable to reach the location.A technical rescue operation using high angle ropes and equipment commenced and the man, aged 22, suffering a suspected fractured ankle sustained from a fall, was extricated by the rescue crew using a Stokes basket stretcher and high angle ropes and equipment and he was medically cared for by the EMS rescue paramedics.The second man, aged 18, was in the care of ships crew and was not injured.They are both reportedly from Tanzania.Both were transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought into the Port of Table Bay and the injured patient has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition and the teenager has been taken into the care of the Sea Borderline Police and an investigation into the incident and the circumstances has been opened by Police. TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
Share
Next Article

3 men rescued from capsized boat - HAWSTON. Search for paddlers a false alarm with good intentions - False Bay:

Read More

You may also like

Station 23 Wilderness 04
RESCUE  | Published: 4 July 2022

SEA RESCUE – Incidents this past week:

At 11h06, Wednesday, 29 June, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated to assist Eden 911 ambulance services who were responding to a female who slipped an injured herself on the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail, 3 kilometers upstream from Ebb & ...

Station 17 Hermanus 02
RESCUES  | Published: 3 July 2022

Hermanus – Fatal drowning

NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of 2 person's, appearing to be lifeless, floating in the water near to the Old Harbour, Hermanus. ...

Generic  Shark Warning sign
RESCUE  | Published: 28 June 2022

Plettenberg Bay – Fatal shark incident

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a shark incident involving a swimmer at Sanctuary Beach, on the Robberg side of Robberg 5, Plettenberg Bay. ...