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LANGEBAANMike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:At 07h04, Wednesday, 12 August, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance for a 40 year old Namibian fisherman suffering an injury on a fishing trawler.Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue station and the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 5 was launched.WC Government Health EMS were alerted and an ambulance was dispatched to stand-by at our sea rescue station.On arrival on the scene, at North Buoy near to the entrance to Langebaan Lagoon, in 4 meter swells, the patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and he was brought to our sea rescue station onboard our sea rescue craft.The patient has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.All Covid-19 precautions and protocols were observed during the operation.NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, NSRI Mykonos duty controllers, the ships agent, Transnet National Ports Authority and the Port Health Authority assisted Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in communications, coordination and logistics during the operation.The operation completed at 08h58.PORT ELIZABETH:Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty coxswain, said:At 08h04, Wednesday, 12 August, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated to patient evacuate a 38 year old Ukranian crewman, with a medical condition and requiring hospitalisation, off a 229 meter bulk carrier motor vessel at anchor in Algoa Bay.Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue station and EC Government Health EMS were activated.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft was launched accompanied by an EMS rescue paramedic.On arrival at the vessel an NSRI rescue swimmer was transferred onto the motor vessel and the patient was taken into the care of our rescue swimmer from the ships medical crew.The patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and he was brought to our sea rescue station in the care of the EMS rescue paramedic and the patient has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.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, the ships agent, Transnet National Ports Authority and the Port Health Authority assisted Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in communications, coordination and logistics during the operation.The operation completed at 10h52.PLETTENBERG BAY:Ross Badenhorst, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said:At 10h50, Wednesday, 12 August, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were alerted following an eye-witness report from a lady who had been asked by a bystander to alert NSRI using her cellphone for a surf-skier appearing to be in difficulty at Keurbooms River Mouth.NSRI crew were dispatched to look out from an elevated position and while responding towards the scene the lady confirmed that she could see a man in the water appearing to be in distress waving his arms to attract attention.The sea rescue craft Rescue Free Runner and Rescue Airlink were launched.While responding to the scene the lady confirmed that the surf-skier, a 39 year old Cape Town man, had reached the shore and he was on the beach and safe.Our sea rescue craft arrived on the scene and found the man to be safe but hypothermic and we took him onboard one of the sea rescue craft and we brought him to our sea rescue station where he was re-warmed.NSRI located and recovered the surf-ski in the surf and transported the surf-ski to where the man had borrowed it from earlier.It appears that he may have capsized in the surf and swam ashore.Once the man re-warmed he required no further assistance but we advised him to see a doctor if required.NSRI commend the bystanders who raised the alarm and the bystander lady who assisted the man on the scene while NSRI were responding.
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