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On Friday 22 July, the NSRI celebrated its 55th Annual Awards Evening at the Premier Resort - The Moorings in Knysna. We celebrated our dedicated volunteers and other individuals who risk their lives to save the lives of others on South African waters.

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR THAT WAS

Always on duty to serve, save and protect, during the period 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021, the NSRI conducted 1025 rescue operations, rescued 960 people and 41 animals. Click here to access the NSRI’s 2021 Integrated Annual Report for a full breakdown.

BRAVERY AWARDS


Bravery Bronze: Jurgens Lubbe

For his brave actions on Saturday 9th October 2021 in saving 4 lives at Cape Vidal Bay, St Lucia KZN.

Click here to read more about this rescue.

Humaaira Adam

Bravery Bronze: Humairaa Adam

For the part that she played in rescuing Holly Hedges, 12, shortly after 11h00 on the 17th March 2022.

Click here to read more about this rescue.

Humairaa Adam PRB rescue at Swartvlei Beach 17 March 2022
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS


Jan Hofman

Meritorious Service Award: Station 40 St Lucia for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station on 23rd October 2021 during the mass rescue of 20 kayakers in rough surf conditions at Cape Vidal Bay.

Jonathan Kellerman

Meritorious Service Award: Station 5 Durban for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station to assist, along with the national and local emergency services, in multiple flood-related incidents, along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall and the devastating floods in Durban and surrounding areas from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.

Gary Wolmarans

Meritorious Service Award: Station 20 Shelly Beach for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station to assist, along with the national and local emergency services, in multiple flood-related incidents, along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall and the devastating floods in Durban and surrounding areas from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.

Gert du Plessis

Meritorious Service Award: Station 32 Port Edward for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station to assist, along with the national and local emergency services, in multiple flood-related incidents, along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall and the devastating floods in Durban and surrounding areas from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.

Kevin Fourie

Meritorious Service Award: Station 39 Rocky Bay for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station to assist, along with the national and local emergency services, in multiple flood-related incidents, along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall and the devastating floods in Durban and surrounding areas from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.

Mike Bishop

Meritorious Service Award: Station 41 Ballito for the prompt and effective action taken by members of the station to assist, along with the national and local emergency services, in multiple flood-related incidents, along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall and the devastating floods in Durban and surrounding areas from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.

DIRECTORS LETTER OF THANKS


Tristan Gaylard-Ralf

Directors Letter of Thanks: Tristan Gaylard-Ralf for what you did on the 10th November 2021 when you assisted a man at risk of drowning at Murphy’s, Buffalo Bay.

Nathan van de Griedt

Directors Letter of Thanks: Nathan van de Griendt for what you did on the 10th November 2021 when you assisted a man at risk of drowning at Murphy’s, Buffalo Bay.

Clint Craul

Directors Letter of Thanks: Clint Craul for the decisive action you took, whilst aboard the Morgan Rose on 9th January 2022, where-by you altered course to assist a kayaker in distress off Cape Point.

Klaus Heinrich


Directors Letter of Thanks: Klaus Heinrich for the part that you played in rescuing a Grade 7 and a Grade 8 student from at Swartvlei beach, on the 17th March 2022.

Zander Hampson

Directors Letter of Thanks: Zander Hampson for what you did on 20th March 2022 when you assisted four people at risk of drowning at Nahoon Beach.

Charne Hirst


Directors Letter of Thanks: Charné Hirst for what you did on 20th March 2022 when you assisted four people at risk of drowning at Nahoon Beach.

STATION AWARDS


Paul van Jaarsveld

Most Improved Station: Station 37 Jeffreys Bay

This is issued annually to the best performing NSRI Station that has shown the most improvement on their status based on:

  • Internal & External Audits
  • Procedures
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Education & Training
Station 37 Jeffreys Bay
Station 37 Jeffreys Bay
Arthur Crewe


Best RIB Station: Station 25 Hartbeespoort Dam

for the best performing NSRI Class II, III or IV Station based on:

  • Internal & External Audits
  • Procedures
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Education & Training
Station 25 Hartbeespoort Dam
Station 25 Hartbeespoort Dam
Darren Zimmerman


Pat O’Sullivan Trophy: Station 10 Simon’s Town

for the best performing NSRI Class I Station based on:

  • Internal & External Audits
  • Procedures
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Education & Training
Station 10 Simon's Town
Station 10 Simon's Town


MARMION MARSH TROPHY


Ronnie Stein

MARMION MARSH TROPHY: RONNIE STEIN

for noteworthy service to the cause of The National Sea Rescue Institute over a number of years.

ALRIC SIMPSON TROPHY


Claire Boltman

ALRIC SIMPSON TROPHY: Vodacom for distinguished service rendered to the NSRI.

Rescue 4 - Spirit of Vodacom
Rescue 4 - Spirit of Vodacom
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson, Table Bay - 20 Years

Myck Jubber

Myck Jubber, Melkbosstrand - 20 Years

Robert van Helsdingen

Robert van Helsdingen, Wilderness - 20 Years


Hennie Taljaard

Hennie Taljaard, Honorary Life Governor, 25 Years

June van der Westhuyzen

June van der Westhuyzen, Head Office, 25 Years

Jonathan Tufts

Jonathan Tufts, Gqeberha - 25 Years

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson, Gqeberha - 25 Years

Geoff Stephens

Geoff Stephens, Hout Bay - 25 Years

Laurent Eray

Laurent Eray, Plettenberg Bay - 25 Years

Pieter Zaayman

Pieter Zaayman, Mossel Bay - 25 Years

Anton Prinsloo

Anton Prinsloo, Strandfontein - 25 Years

Garth Shamley

Garth Shamley, St Francis Bay - 25 Years

Charl Haupt

Charl Haupt, Still Bay - 25 Years


Cifford Ireland

Clifford Ireland, Durban - 30 Years

Reinald Hofmeyr

Reinald Hofmeyr, Knysna - 30 Years

Berend Maarsingh

Berend Maarsingh, Knysna - 30 Years

Neville Eustice

Neville Eustice, Knysna - 30 Years

Vaughn Seconds

Vaughn Seconds, Strandfontein (False Bay) - 30 Years


Paul Bevis

Paul Bevis, Durban - 35 Years

Clint Abrahams

Clint Abrahams, Strandfontein - 35 Years

Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders, Melkbosstrand - 35 Years


Keith Burchell

Keith Burchell, Head Office and Honorary Life Governor - 40 Years

Theresa Medicine

Theresa Medicine, Head Office - 40 Years

Ian Gray

Ian Gray, Gqeberha - 40 Years


Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson, Richards Bay & Honorary Life Governor - 50 Years


Brian Hustler

Brian Hustler, Head Office - 55 Years

THANK YOU

The NSRI wishes to thank the following sponsors that helped make our AGM and Awards possible, we appreciate your support:

Premier Resort The Moorings

Mark Bayly - Our MC for the evening

DHL for the printing of the Integrated Reports and sponsorship of Station Commander Jackets

Connor Thompson for the Audiovisual

Andrew Ingram for capturing the event

Raka Wines

Villiera Wine

Jordan Wine Estate

The Brewery Hemel-en-Aarde

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