Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said:
At 13h43, Tuesday, 27th November, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to assist a yacht adrift with motor mechanical failure and unable to enter Port under sail, off-shore of the Breakwater, Port of Port Elizabeth.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft was launched and on arrival on the scene a towline was rigged and the yacht was towed into Port without incident and moored at her moorings and no further assistance was required.
Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness acting station commander, said:
At 09h30, Wednesday, 28th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the skipper a Mossel Bay long line fishing trawler off-shore of Gerrickes Point reporting a crewman onboard suffering lacerations to his thigh from being stung by a Sting-Ray.
The fishing trawler was heading towards Wilderness.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Rotary was launched and we rendezvoused with the fishing vessel 5 nautical miles from Gerrickes Point, 10 nautical miles from our sea rescue station.
The injured fisherman, in good spirits but suffering a laceration to his thigh and in pain, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and in the care of our NSRI medics we transported him to our sea rescue station where an ER24 ambulance services medical team were standing-by and the patient was taken into their care and transported to hospital in a stable condition by ER24 ambulance service for further treatment.