Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:
At 07h26, Monday, 11th February, NSRI Station 11 Port Alfred duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from a Chokka fishing boat reporting a 31 year old male crewman, from Lesotho, suffering chest pain.
We launched the sea rescue craft Lotto Challenger and we rendezvoused with the Chokka Boat and the patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to shore and he has been transported to hospital by Gardmed ambulance in a stable condition.
Bernard Minnie, NSRI Richards Bay station commander, said:
On Monday evening NSRI Station 19 Richards Bay were alerted by ships agents of a bulk carrier approaching Richards Bay and due to arrive on Tuesday requiring patient evacuation of an adult male Filipino crewman suffering a hand injury.
On Tuesday morning MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) alerted us to prepare from the patient evacuation at 14h00.
At 13h30, Tuesday, 12th February, the sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched accompanied by FEMS ambulance services paramedics and we rendezvoused with the ship at the 7 nautical mile marker buoy.
The paramedics were transferred onto the ship and assessed the patient who was in a stable condition and the patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to shore in the care of the paramedics and he has been transported to hospital by FEMS ambulance in a stable condition.
Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:
At 13h03, Tuesday, 12th February, NSRI Station 14 Plettenberg Bay were requested to casualty evacuate a senior citizen, a male, suffering exhaustion and a knee strained from the walk post a knee replacement operation 4 months prior during a walk on the Robberg Nature Reserve trail.
The sea rescue craft Leonard Smith and our Discovery Rescue Runner were launched and SAN Park rangers hiked to the scene from the car park.
Medlife ambulance services responded to stand-by at our sea rescue base in Plettenberg bay.
On arrival on the scene the patient, in a stable condition, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and the man was brought to our sea rescue base and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by Medlife ambulance for further care.
His wife and their friends in the hiking party hiked to their car without incident.