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LANGEBAAN:

Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos duty controller said: At 15h15, Sunday, 28th April, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local father and son on a 4 meter rubber-duck with motor mechanical failure close inshore an Lientjiesklip. The sea rescue craft Jacqueline was launched and on arrival on the scene we took them under tow and towed them to Mykonos Marina without incident and no further assistance was required.

ST FRANCIS BAY:

Louis Fouche, NSRI St Francis duty controller said:At 13h46, Sunday, 28th April, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a reports from a public member reporting finding a small open boat capsized on the Geelhoutboom River and personal items found on the boat indicating a recent incident.Fearing missing persons unaccounted for we dispatched a rescue crew and a NSRI crew member who lives in the area launched his private boat.On arrival on the scene we righted and took the casualty boat under tow and while towing the boat to be recovered for further investigation we were flagged down by a family at the caravan park on the river bank confirming and positively identifying that it was their boat and that they had capsized yesterday with no injuries to any of the crew and were assisted by locals and they had made arrangements to recover the boat on Sunday afternoon.We returned their boat and personal belongings and no further assistance was required.

TABLE BAY:

Paula Leech, NSRI Table Bay duty controller said:At 15h17, Sunday, 28th April, NSRI Table duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a motor boat with 2 local crew onboard reporting their boat to be experiencing motor mechanical failure off-shore of Clifton.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched and on arrival on the scene we took them under tow and towed them to the Royal Cape Yacht Club without incident and no further assistance was required.The boat is reportedly due to be delivered to New York's Hudson River.
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