Morne Dettmer, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:
On Sunday, 21st April, NSRI Mykonos responded to 3 incidents of boats in distress, no one was injured in all of the 3 incidents, and private boats and bystanders helped out in all 3 cases.
At 14h17, NSRI Mykonos duty crew and Law Enforcement officers responded to investigate a 4 meter boat capsized at Schaapen Island.
On arrival on the scene all persons had been helped ashore and their boat had been recovered with the help of bystanders.
At 14h36, NSRI Mykonos duty crew towed the sea rescue craft Spirit of Rotary East London to be launched at Shelley Point and the SA Police Services responded to Shelly Point, St Helena Bay, following reports of a small boat capsized and reported to be 5 casualty crew deploying red distress flares.
On arrival on the scene we found all 5 people were safe after it was confirmed that they had not capsized and had only experienced steering failure on their boat and a crew from a private boat had gone over to them to see what the fuss was all about after witnessing them firing off red distress flares and we believe that on finding that they had only steering failure the crew of the private boat showed the skipper of the casualty boat how to use his emergency steering and the boat came to shore safely using their emergency steering.
At 14h47, NSRI Mykonos duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 5 to respond to a capsized boat between Langebaan Yacht Club and Shark Bay.
On arrival on the scene we found off duty NSRI Hout Bay crewman with a friends boat and they had righted the casualty boat and taken up the tow of the casualty Wakeboard boat that they found semi sunk and they had towed the casualty boat to Langebaan Yacht Club and handed the boat over to the owner to be recovered.
NSRI thanked the Hout Bay NSRI crewmen Franco Viotti and his friends for their assistance.
Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said:
At 10h10, Sunday, 21st April, NSRI Kleinmond responded the sea rescue craft Jaytee III to Betties Bay where a 5 meter boat experienced battery failure causing motor failure 6 nautical miles off-shore wiuth 5 crew onboard.
On our arrival on the scene we found a local crew on a private rubber-duck had assisted by taking an adult female and 2 children safely to shore leaving the 2 adult males on the casualty boat and then returned to the scene and towed the casualty boat closer to Kleinmond and our sea rescue craft took over the tow at 1 nautical mile off-shore of Stoney Point and towed them to Kleinmond without incident and no further assistance was required.
Andrew de Kock, NSRI Simon’s Town duty coxswain, said:
At 12h45, Sunday, 21st April, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Safmarine III to assist a local yacht with a broken rudder near to Millers Point.
On arrival on the scene a towline was rigged and we towed the yacht to Simon’s Town harbour without incident and no further assistance was required.
John Nicholas, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said:
At 13h27, Monday, 22nd April, NSRI Port Edward, Hibiscus Law Enforcement and Hibiscus Fire and Rescue Services responded to a residential area in Munster following reports of flooding.
On arrival on the scene 5 residents were assisted from 2 homes with partial flooding, in knee deep water, and no further assistance was required, NSRI were released from the scene where there were no injuries.
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