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NSRI Hout Bay, Kleinmond and Hermanus volunteer duty crew respond to incidents.


Franco Viotti, NSRI Hout Bay duty coxswain, said:

At 12h04, Friday, 6 August, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a 32 foot yacht, with 4 local crew onboard, reporting engine failure and stranded in dense fog off-shore of Hoek van Bobbejaan, Cape Point.

The yacht was at anchor to prevent drifting.

The sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer was launched.

On arrival on the scene, in calm seas with dense fog, a towline was established and without incident we towed the yacht to her Hout Bay Yacht Club mooring.

Once the yacht was safely moored no further assistance was required.

The operation completed at 19h00.


Marco Pretorius, NSRI Kleinmond duty coxswain, said:

At 17h34, Friday, 6 August, NSRI Kleinmond medics were activated following a request for assistance for a 43 year old lady, from Milnerton, injured while walking on a footpath between Kleinmond and Palmiet Beach.

NSRI medics responded in our sea rescue vehicle and EMR ambulance services were activated.

On arrival on the scene our NSRI medics and our NSRI duty doctor treated the female for an injury sustained while walking on the uneven footpath.

EMR ambulance services arrived on the scene and paramedics assisted with medical treatment.

The patient was secured onto a stretcher and hiked approximately 700 meters to the roadway where the patient was loaded into an EMR ambulance and in a serious but stable condition she was transported to hospital for further treatment.

The patient is expected to make a full recovery.


Andre Barnard, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:

At 08h26, Saturday, 7 August, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 8 local crew aboard a 9.5 meter RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) reporting fuel starvation while harvesting kelp off-shore of Onrus Beach.

The sea rescue craft Rotarian Burnett was launched accompanied with fuel.

On arrival on the scene fuel was delivered to the crew and once their craft was refuelled they returned to Hermanus Harbour without incident and no further assistance was required.

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