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BANTRY BAY:Luke van Riet, NSRI Bakoven station commander, said:At 11h05, Wednesday, 03 June, NSRI Bakoven duty crew activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Bantry Bay.NSRI Bakoven rescue swimmers, NSRI Table Bay rescue swimmers, City of Cape Town (CoCT) Law Enforcement, CoCT Fire and Rescue Services and a Fire dive unit and the SA Police Services responded and WC Government Health EMS were placed on alert.On arrival on the scene and following a brief search it was confirmed that no persons were in difficulty in the surf.2 men had reportedly got into a scuffle on the rocks for unknown reasons on the shoreline and a bag belonging to one of the men was thrown into the surf which gave eye-witnesses the impression that one man may have slipped and fallen into the water but he was found to be on the shore and he was safe.Police interviewed the men and no further action was needed.Both men went on their own way requiring no further assistance.PORT ELIZABETH:Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said:At 10h51, Wednesday, 03 June, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew and EC Government Health EMS were activated following reports from a ships agent requesting assistance to patient evacuate a 34 year old Filipino crewman off a bulk carrier approaching Port Elizabeth.The bulk carrier, passing through South African waters, had been diverted earlier to head towards their nearest Port at Port Elizabeth after a WC Government Health EMS duty doctor had reportedly determined that the patient, suffering a medical condition, required hospital care as soon as possible.MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) requested the ships Captain to head towards the nearest Port at Port Elizabeth.The sea rescue craft JLT rescuer was launched, accompanied by an EMS rescue paramedic, and we rendezvoused with the ship 18 nautical miles off-shore of Port Elizabeth.The EMS rescue paramedic and an NSRI rescue swimmer boarded the vessel and took the patient into their care and the patient, who was in a stable condition and walking wounded, was transferred onto the sea rescue craft, assisted by safety lines, and he was brought to our NSRI rescue base in the care of the EMS paramedic.An EMS rescue vehicle transported the patient to hospital for further care.All Covid-19 precautions and protocols were observed during the operation.NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, EC Government Health EMS, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty controllers, Transnet National Ports Authority and Port Health Authorities assisted Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in communications, coordination and logistics during the operation.The operation completed at 17h00.DURBAN:Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said:At 15h00, Thursday, 04 June, NSRI Durban duty crew and Netcare 911 ambulance services were activated to prepare to patient evacuate a 58 year old Indian crewman, suffering a medical condition and reported to be in a serious condition, off a crude oil tanker heading towards Durban from deep sea.At 19h20 the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie was launched, accompanied by 2 Netcare 911 rescue paramedics, and rendezvoused with the ship 3 nautical miles off-shore of Durban.The 2 Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and an NSRI rescue swimmer boarded the ship and took over care of the patient from the ships medical crew.The patient was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher, a transfer rig was configured, and the patient was transferred from the ship onto the sea rescue craft using high angle ropes and safety ropes.The patient, in a stable condition and in the care of the rescue paramedics, was brought to our NSRI Durban sea rescue base and in a stable condition he has been transported to hospital by a Netcare 911 ambulance.All Covid-19 precautions and protocols were observed during the operation.NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, Netcare 911 duty coordinators, NSRI Durban duty controllers, Transnet National Ports Authority and Port Health Authorities assisted Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in communications, coordination and logistics during the operation.The operation completed at 22h05.
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