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Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said:At 12h19, Tuesday, 29th January, NSRI Station 5 Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a local yacht on a morning cruise with 3 crew onboard reported to have struck an unidentified object while sailing causing rudder damage.The sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer II was launched and we rendezvoused with the yacht 2 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Durban and finding them safe a tow line was rigged and we towed them into Port without incident and no further assistance was required.On Sunday, 27th January, at 07h26, NSRI Station 5 Durban were activated following reports of jet-skier requiring assistance 1 nautical mile off-shore of the Port of Durban.The sea rescue craft Megan II was launched and we rendezvoused with the jet-ski with a local man onboard, the jet-ski had experienced motor mechanical failure, and we towed him to Vetchies Pier on his jet-ski without incident and no further assistance was required.
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