Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
JEFFREYS BAY:Andrew Smith, NSRI Jeffreys Bay coxswain, said:At 09h00, Saturday, 26th October, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated to reports of a jet-ski accident at Main Beach.It appears that the jet-ski hit sand in shallow water while approaching the beach through the surf with a husband and wife, from Addo, onboard. The wife was flung from the jet-ski and sustained injuries.Our NSRI medics and Private Care ambulance services responded.On arrival on the scene the lady, in a stable condition, was treated for her injuries and she has been transported to hospital by ambulance and we expect her to make a full recovery.Earlier, at 06h59, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were alerted to reports of a swimmer in difficulty in the surf at Boneyards, Jeffreys Bay.Prior to arriving on the scene it was confirmed that surfers assisted the swimmer who was safe on the beach, not injured and requiring no further assistance.TABLE BAY:Tome Mendes, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said:NSRI Table Bay duty crew were placed on alert by TNPA (Transnet National Ports Authority) on Friday evening, 25th October, at 17h24, to prepare to patient evacuate a crewman suffering a medical complaint, requiring medical care at a hospital, from a cargo ship that was approaching Cape Town and expected to arrive in Table Bay in early hours of Saturday morning.During the night it was confirmed that a second patient evacuation for a crewman suffering a medical complaint, requiring hospital treatment, from a bulk carrier approaching Cape Town was pending to be carried out by NSRI Table Bay in the early evening of Saturday.INCIDENT1:At 05h06, on Saturday, 26th October, the NSRI Table Bay Sea Rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom and Spirit of Day were launched, accompanied by 2 WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics, and we rendezvoused with the cargo ship 10 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Table Bay.2 NSRI rescue crew and an EMS rescue paramedic were transferred onto the ship and took over care of the patient, a 32 year old Russian, from the ships medical crew.The patient was transferred onto our Sea Rescue craft using the Pilots ladder and in the care of the EMS rescue paramedics we brought him to our NSRI Table Bay rescue base at the V&A Waterfront and the patient has been transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a stable condition for further medical care.Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), Telkom Maritime Radio Services, a Government Health EMS duty doctor and NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) assisted in communications, logistics and coordination of the operation.The operation was completed at 07h23.INCIDENT 2:At 18h24, on Saturday, 26th October, the NSRI Table Bay Sea Rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom and Spirit of Day were launched, accompanied by 2 WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics, and we rendezvoused with the bulk carrier 10 nautical miles off-shore of Green Point.An NSRI rescue crewman and an EMS rescue paramedic were transferred onto the ship and took over care of the patient, a 22 year old Filipino, from the ships medical crew.The patient was transferred onto our Sea Rescue craft using a harness and high-angle rescue rig to lower the patient onto the deck of our sea rescue craft and in the care of the EMS rescue paramedic we brought him to our NSRI rescue base at the V&A Waterfront and the patient has been transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a stable condition for further medical care.Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), Telkom Maritime Radio Services, a Government Health EMS duty doctor and NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) assisted in communications, logistics and coordination of the operation.The operation was completed at 21h52.ST HELENA BAY:Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:At 18h56, on Saturday, 26th October, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were alerted by WC Government Health EMS following reports of a pleasure boat collided with a jetty at Laaiplek at the Burg River mouth.We dispatched a rescue vehicle and NSRI medical crew to join EMS paramedics on the scene after it was confirmed that casualty crew of the boat were ashore.Atlantic Medical Services and the SA Police Services also responded.On arrival on the scene we found bystanders, including 2 local men who used their private boat to recover injured crew off the casualty boat, had assisted 3 injured crew, 2 males and a female, from the casualty craft and it is believed that 3 additional casualty crew swam ashore and were not injured.NSRI assisted paramedics to treat the 3 casualties who had sustained serious injuries and they were transported to hospital by ambulance, a man in a critical condition, and the female and the second man in serious but stable conditions.Police are investigating the accident.NSRI commend the bystanders for their assistance. TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
Share
Next Article

2 Teenagers missing - East London

Read More

You may also like

197002094 4235422629852930 8017248573942838702 n
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 18 September 2021

Yzerfontein – 2 fishermen deceased

At 09h46, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew and the SA Police Services were activated following reports from a local fishing vessel that they were heading towards Yzerfontein harbour with 8 crew onboard of which 2 crewmen were suspected to be deceased. ...

IMRF Awards Background
AWARDS  | Published: 14 September 2021

Waves of elation sweep across the NSRI after winning two Awards

Stories of dedication, selflessness, bravery and innovation dominated the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards ceremony today with the NSRI winning two international awards. ...

19 Spirit of Richards Bay 2
RESCUES  | Published: 13 September 2021

National incidents in Jeffreys Bay, Mossel Bay and Richards Bay

Incidents in Mossel Bay and Richards Bay and a search for a suspected body of a man floating in the surf - Jeffreys Bay ...