Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:
At 13h04, Wednesday, 24 July, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a vehicle run slightly over the the edge of Gordons Bay harbour quayside with a local husband and wife in the vehicle.
On arrival on the scene our sea rescue vehicle’s winch was used to stabilise a small hatchback that had ended up with the 2 front wheels over the quayside and the couple were assisted out of the vehicle safely.
They were not injured and we used blankets placed under the car chassis and pulled the car back onto the quay. The car was not damaged and they were able to drive away unharmed.
Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said:
On Thursday evening, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were placed on alert following a request for a patient evacuation off a ship approaching Port Elizabeth with a 56 year old Filipino crewman on board suffering bruising to the body sustained from a fall down steps.
On Friday morning at 07h30 our sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft was launched accompanied by a EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic. We rendezvoused with the bulk carrier in Algoa Bay.
NSRI rescue crew and the EMS rescue paramedic were transferred onto the ship and the patient, in a stable condition and with spinal immobilisation, was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher.
A technical extrication platform was rigged and the patient was hoisted onto our sea rescue craft and in the care of the EMS paramedic he was brought to Port Elizabeth to our sea rescue station and transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition for further medical care.
SOUTH AFRICAN and MOZAMBIQUE BORDER:
On Friday morning, 26th July, NSRI Richards Bay were notified by a dive charter crew reporting to have come across an unidentified fishing trawler afloat in the capsized position approximately 10 nautical miles off-shore between Ponto do Ouro, Mozambique, and Kosi Bay, South Africa.
Divers had dived on the wreck and found no identification on the trawler which appears to have been afloat in the capsized position estimated for a long time due to the dilapidated state of the wreck.
The South African and Mozambique MRCC’s (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) were informed for Telkom Maritime Radio Services to broadcast a maritime navigational hazard alert.
On Saturday morning NSRI Richards Bay were informed that the wreck had beached on Friday evening along the shore in the vicinity of Ponto do Ouro, Mozambique, and MRCC South Africa was notified by the NSRI Emergency Operations Centre and NSRI Richards Bay were informed that MRCC Mozambique had been alerted and Mozambique Maritime authorities had been on the scene on Friday evening to investigate the wreck.
The origin or the identity of the trawler remain unknown.
Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 17h36, Saturday, 27th July, NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bay were activated following reports of 2 surfers at Dunes, Noordhoek, appearing to be in difficulty in the surf.
NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) alerted the City of Cape Town sea rescue emergency network placing the network on alert.
On arrival on the scene both surfers were found to have managed to get safely to shore and they required no assistance.
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