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DURBAN:Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said:At 08h30, Saturday, 08 February, NSRI Durban duty crew, accompanied by Netcare 911 rescue paramedics, launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie to rendezvous with a bulk carrier approaching Durban to patient evacuate an ill crewman from the ship.NSRI Durban and Netcare 911 ambulance services had been placed on alert at 12h40 on Friday, 07 February, and tasked to prepare for the patient evacuation, of an ill creman suffering a medical complaint requiring hospital medical care, on Saturday morning.We rendezvoused with the ship 8 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Durban and the patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and he was taken into the care of the paramedics and brought to our Sea Rescue base.A Netcare 911 ambulance has transported the patient to hospital in a stable condition.Logistics and communication for this operation were assisted by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), EC Government Health EMS, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre), Telkom Maritime Radio Services and TNPA (Transnet National ports authority).NORTH COAST:Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At approximately 09h30, Thursday, 30 January, NSRI Ballito duty crew received a call for assistance from 3 local crewmen on a skeevee (small open fishing boat) experiencing motor mechanical failure approximately 2 nautical miles out off Loves Point near to Tinley Manor.Our duty crew responded with are sea rescue mobile towing the sea rescue craft Freemasons Way which we launched at the Tinley Manor Shark Bay slip-way.On arrival on the scene we found the Casualty craft skeevee had mechanical failure of one motor that had had failed while trawling for fish and the second motor suffered mechanical failure returning towards shore and the crew's toolbox had been lost overboard preventing motor mechanical repairs.Crew of the casualty craft were transferred onto our sea rescue craft and we towed the casualty craft to Tinley manor where we anchored their craft temporarily while transferring the casualty crew to beach.The casualty craft was then towed through surf to beach without incident.We assisted with recovering the craft to the owners trailer and no futher assistance was required.TINLEY MANOR:Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At 05h55, 02 February, NSRI Ballito duty crew received a call for assistance from 2 local crew on a small fishing boat experiencing fuel problems, suspected to be water contaminated fuel, off-shore of Tinley Manor.Our duty crew responded our sea rescue craft Freemasons Way and on arrival it was noted that both casualty crew were in good spirits and unharmed just disappointed to call an early fishing day.Their casualty craft was taken under tow and towed to backline where one of the casualty crew was transferred to the beach on our sea rescue craft before we towed the casualty craft through the surfline to the beach without incident and recovered and further assistance was required.[video width='848' height='480' mp4=''][/video]
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