CAPE ST FRANCIS:Sara Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:At 12h52, Tuesday, 10th September, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for a tow from a crew on a 4.2 meter inflatable boat reporting a faulty fuel line that caused a small fire onboard their boat.The small fire had been extinguished by them and they reported to be at anchor 500 meters off-shore of the lighthouse at Cape St Francis and with no motor power they requested to be towed.The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and on arrival on the scene we rigged a towline and towed them safely to Port St Francis without incident.Earlier in the day NSRI medics medically assisted a fisherman with a medical complaint at Port St Francis.Private Care ambulance services were activated and the Cape Town fisherman was transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable condition.PORT ELIZABETH:Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said:At 19h17, Thursday, 12 September, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated to patient evacuate a crewman suffering a medical complaint from an oil tanker heading towards Port Elizabeth.MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), a Government Health EMS duty doctor and Telkom Maritime Radio Services assisted in coordinating the patient evacuation.The sea rescue craft JLK rescuer was launched accompanied by an EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic.We rendezvoused with the oil tanker 4 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth. The EMS rescue paramedic and NSRI rescue crew were transferred onto the tanker and the patient, in a stable condition, was secured into a specialised stretcher and transferred onto the sea rescue craft.The adult male patient was brought to shore and he has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.TABLE BAY:
Marc De Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:
At 09h36, Saturday, 14th September, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority to patient evacuate a crewman suffering a medical complaint onboard a container ship.MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), a Government Health EMS duty doctor and Telkom Maritime Radio Services assisted in coordinating the patient evacuation.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched accompanied by a WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic and we rendezvoused with the ship in Table Bay.NSRI rescue crew and the EMS rescue paramedic were transferred onto the ship and the adult male patient, in a stable condition, was transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought to our NSRI rescue base and the ships agent has transported the patient to private doctors.
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