The 15 of August 2019 saw the hosting of another very successful IVS Golf Day in aid of Sea Rescue. This annual event is filled with many laughs, good camaraderie and some golf!
To date IVS, with the support of the local shipping community, have raised an incredible R1,726,227 in support of Station 19, Richards Bay. The proceeds of this year’s event, R437 500, will go towards the building of Station 19’s new deep sea rescue craft, a SAR ORC 140.
The SAR ORC (Offshore Rescue Craft) has the latest electronic navigation and communication equipment and is self-righting, which will give increased safety for crew and those who we rescue. Building the new generation of ORC vessels comes at quite a price. Many of our supporters have bought into this long-term vision and have contributed towards this capital investment. The funding is ring-fenced and accrues interest in a project account. This new fleet of 14m vessels will enable us to extend our range and survivor carrying capacity but will also mean that we need to modify our boatsheds to accommodate them. To read more about this, click here – https://www.nsri.org.za/2019/04/nsri-welcomes-their-new-generation-search-and-rescue-vessel-to-south-africa/
On behalf of the volunteers at Station 19 we would like to thank IVS and the local shipping community for their tremendous support over the past 13 years.
We are so excited that you are all a part of getting us closer to a new era of Saving Lives at sea.
Our grateful thanks to all the participants and donors who made this possible: A&M Logistics, Access World, African Dragon, African Resource Partners, Alexander Forbes, Almarine, Avalon, Bay Shipping, Bay Stevedores/Grindrod Terminal, Bosss Marine, Capricorn Shipbroking, Capricorn Shipping, Chromtech, Clarksons, CK Shipping, Clarksons, Cliff’s Auto, D&A Shipping, Davlink, Eggerding, Enneff Shipping, Fairship, Isankora, Klaveness, Lighthouse, Mentor, Midbay, Millar Maritime, MUR, Nautilus Shipbroking, NCT, Oldendorff Carriers, Pacbasin, Penmarine, RBCC, RDL Marine, Rennies, Rennies/BPO, Ronin Independent, SA Cargo Services, Seek and Bark, Servest, Sturrock Grindrod Maritime, SK Services, Storm Plant Hire, Stowaway Search Dogs/SSD, THB Shipping, THB Shipping, Thormarine, TWK Agri-Timber, Universal Pulse, W Port Operations and WWW365Shipping.