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SHELLY BEACH:A jet-skier has been assisted.Jean Pierre Thaumuller, NSRI Shelly Beach duty controller, said:NSRI received a call from the wife of a Johannesburg man at 08h43, Monday, 28 September, reporting her husband to be in distress on a jet-ski and reportedly sinking at Protea Banks, off-shore of Shelly Beach.NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated and the sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn was launched.The crew on the local charter vessel Blue Diamond who were nearby to the scene at the time spotted a red distress flare, that had been activated by the jet-skier, in that vicinity and they went to investigate finding the man in difficulty on his jet-ski that had lost motor power.They took the man, who was not injured, onboard their vessel and they took the casualty jet-ski under tow.Our sea rescue craft rendezvoused with them at sea and the man was transferred from Blue Diamond onto the sea rescue craft and NSRI took over the tow of the casualty jet-ski from the crew of Blue Diamond.NSRI towed the casualty jet-ski to shore without incident where we assisted the man to recover the jet-ski onto her trailer and no further assistance was required.NSRI commend the skipper and crew of the local charter vessel Blue Diamond for their assistance.HARTBEESPOORT DAM:A Catamaran sailing vessel assisted.Arthur Crewe, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:At 16h11, Monday, 28 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a couple on a Catamaran sailing vessel reporting engine failure in the vicinity of Ifafi approximately just over 4 nautical miles from Kosmos where they had launched from earlier.There was no wind to sail and with the Catamaran suffering engine failure they reached out to NSRI reporting that they were in no imminent danger but needed assistance to get back to Kosmos.2 of our NSRI volunteers were on the dam at the time on a routine patrol on a SRU (Strategic Response and Rescue Unit) HiRisk Unit rescue craft and they rendezvoused with the couple finding them safe but unable to sail or motor back to their mooring.A towline was established and the casualty Catamaran was towed to Kosmos without incident and once safely at her moorings no further assistance was required.
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