Johnathan Tufts, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty coxswain, said:
At 15h09, Sunday, 30th June, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a fishermen fallen off a jetty in the docks at the Port of Port Elizabeth. NSRI Port Elizabeth and our duty doctor and Relay ambulance services responded.
On arrival on the scene the patient, a local man, was found to have a weak pulse and breathing resuscitation efforts commenced.
The Patient was stabilized and transported to hospital where they continued treatment, and the man is now recovering.
At 07h35, Monday, 01 July, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew rendezvoused with a bulk carrier in Algoa Bay off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth to patient evacuate a 28 year old Greek crewman suffering suspected Appendicitis.
NSRI Port Elizabeth had been alerted the night before to prepare for the Monday morning operation and we had launched our sea rescue craft at 07h05.
The patient, in a stable condition, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought into the Port of Port Elizabeth and he has been transported to hospital by EC Government Health EMS ambulance in a stable condition.
Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said:
At 09h14, Monday, 01 July, eThekwini Lifeguards at Isipingo Beach attended to a scene where a boat capsized and they raised the alarm while attending to the emergency.
NSRI Durban rescue swimmers, The SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Metro Police Search and Rescue, KZN Government Health EMS and Rescue Care ambulance services responded to assist.
On arrival on the scene the responding resources assisted the eThekwini lifeguards who were treating 3 men for injuries sustained after their boat had capsized in the surfline.
One man was transported to hospital by Rescue Care ambulance in a serious but stable condition and he is recovering and 2 men were transported to hospital by Rescue Care ambulance in stable conditions.
The casualty boat has been recovered.
At 14h40, Monday, 01 July, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated to assist a Catamaran taking part in a yacht regatta and reporting to be in difficulty with torn sails and motor mechanical failure off-shore of Umhlanga.
Earlier, eThekwini lifeguards on duty had monitored 2 yachts taking part in the same regatta but the 2 yachts that initially appeared to be in distress in strong winds were reported to be making good headway.
NSRI Durban launched our sea rescue craft Alick Rennie and assisted by the eThekwini lifeguards who monitored the position of the casualty Catamaran and providing updates to NSRI, we rendezvoused with the Catamaran 3 kilometers off-shore of Umhlanga and the casualty Catamaran was taken under tow and we towed her safely to Port without incident and once safely berthed no further assistance was required