Beware of Rip currents.

Rip currents ( the darker green water) can clearly be seen near Plettenberg Bay.

This picture shows very clearly what rip currents look like from above. The water flows in towards the beach over sandbanks (It is a lighter colour and the waves break evenly over these areas). To get back out to sea sometimes a rip current – or ‘river’ of water – is formed between two sand


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Emergency signs erected at Richards Bay:

In preparation for the summer season Sea Rescue emergency contact signs have been erected at Richards Bay’s  popular beaches, including dangerous bathing areas. The signs, in isiZulu and English, are numbered and have been GPS plotted so that emergency services can respond to the correct location in case of emergency. Thank you to Alfred H


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2 West Coast fishing boats lost in mist:

SEA RESCUE – Elands Bay – Thursday, 09th June. 2 fishing boats lost in dense fog assisted / NSRI encourage the safety of anyone launching any craft to go to sea with NSRI’s free RSA SafeTrx cellphone app: Christo Filander, NSRI Lamberts Bay deputy station commander, said: At 16h15, Thursday, 09th June, NSRI Lamberts Bay


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NSRI Awards Ceremony and AGM 2016

NSRI infographic 9 months April to December 2015

The 49th National Sea Rescue Institute Awards Ceremony and AGM was held at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay at 18h00 on Monday 6 June 2016. The Awards ceremony recognised the contribution of the volunteer Sea Rescue crew, as well as others who went beyond the call of duty. This year’s award winners include Howard Godfrey and


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WaterWise is in Mauritius:

Youth & Sport Officer Deepa Boodhoo, Viraj Ramharai of Surf Life Saving Association Mauritius and WaterWise manager Eoudia Erasmus.

WaterWise Academy manager Eoudia Erasmus is in Mauritius to train volunteers from the Surf Life Saving Association of Mauritius how to teach children water safety. Eoudia has met with representatives of the Ministry of Youth & Sport who are thrilled with the project. Youth Officer, Deepa Boohoo, from the Ministry will attend the water safety training.


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Capsized canoe, Kommetjie and flares off Hout Bay:

File picture of the Hout Bay rescue boat Albie Mathews

 KOMMETJIE: At 14h11, Monday, 30th May, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a canoe capsized in the channel at the Kommetjie slip way. NSRI Kommetjie launched the sea rescue craft Loved 1’s 24:. and on arrival on the scene found that a couple, believed to


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Call outs for Port Edward, Plettenberg Bay and Shelly Beach:

File picture: Spirit of Dawn.

PORT EDWARD: At 09h30, Friday, 27th May, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were alerted following a request for assistance from the Langebaan based yacht Astrell, with 4 men onboard sailing to Durban, reporting to have run out of diesel off Port St Johns and sailing towards Durban they requested NSRI Port Edward to assist them with diesel


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Schmidt Family Office donates to Station 15 Mossel Bay:

David Jordaan, Gerrit Schmidt III and Leeroy Ndlovu hand over a symbolic cheque to Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander.

The Schmidt Family Office today donated R65 000 to station 15 Mossel Bay which will be used to help solve the difficult radio communications that Mossel Bay volunteers have to deal with in the past. The kind donation will be used to buy a VHF trunk calling radio system which will be installed on Rescue 15. “We


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