NSRI Gqeberha duty crew launched to patient evacuate a 44 year old fisherman suffering an injury on a fishing trawler. NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated to reports from Ndlambe lifeguards of a boat capsized in the Kariega River Mouth with 4 crew onboard and NSRI Mykonos duty crew were placed on alert to o patient evacuate an injured crewman off a bulk carrier motor vessel at anchor in St Helena Bay.
Patrick Brown, NSRI Gqeberha duty coxswain, said:
On Saturday, 19 March, NSRI Gqeberha duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Rescue 6 Alpha to patient evacuate a 44 year old fisherman suffering an injury on a fishing trawler.
We rendezvoused with the fishing trawler in Algoa Bay and in a technical extrication the 44 year old patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft.
He was brought to our NSRI rescue base and in a stable condition he was transported to hospital by EC Government Health EMS ambulance for further care.
KENTON ON SEA:
Chris Pike, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said:
At 10h27, Monday, 21 March, NSRI port Alfred duty crew were activated to reports from Ndlambe lifeguards of a boat capsized in the Kariega River Mouth with 4 crew onboard.
The sea rescue craft Rescue 11 Alpha was launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle responded with NSRI rescue swimmers.
On arrival on the scene the casualty boat, a 4.5 meter RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat), was found washed ashore East of the Kariega River Mouth.
All 4 crew were found safely ashore and they were not injured.
The 4 casualty males, 2 aged 51, a 20 year old and a 9 year old, from Bloemfontein, who had all been wearing life-jackets, had managed to reach the shore safely.
The owner had arranged to recover his boat that had washed ashore and no further assistance was required.
ST HELENA BAY:
Nic Stevens, NSRI Mykonos deputy station commander, said:
On Tuesday, 22 March, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were placed on alert to o patient evacuate an injured crewman off a bulk carrier motor vessel at anchor in St Helena Bay.
Our sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 5 launched at 15h55 and on reaching the vessel an NSRI p[paramedic and an NSRI rescue swimmer were transferred onto the vessel.
The patient, in a stable condition, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and we brought him to St Helena Bay harbour and he was taken into the care of their ships agent to get further medical care.
We returned to our NSRI rescue base with the operation completing at 21h45.
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