Winter Holiday Safety Tips

The winter holiday is here and we all want to make sure our children have fun, but it is important to remember a few water safety tips during these holidays : * always supervise children when they near water * never swim alone * never cross flooded bridges or rivers * know the emergency number


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Incidents Soetwater, Kommetjie and Port Alfred:

SOETWATER: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 15h50, Thursday, 13th June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a mom reporting her son to have paddled out on a surfboard to the backline and she was concerned for his safety. NSRI Hout Bay were placed on alert and our


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Two Oceans Aquarium – Gold Partners

Left: Luke van Riet (Station Commander, Bakoven) presents certificate to Maryke Musson, curator of Two Oceans Aquarium

Maryke Musson, curator of the Two Oceans Aquarium was presented with a Gold Partner Certificate this evening for their contributions made to Sea Rescue. Two Oceans Aquarium Citation reads: Sea Rescue is run by over 1000 unpaid men and women around the country who volunteer their time as rescue crew. They frequently head out in


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Boat sinks at her mooring successfully re-floated:

On arrival on the scene

Vincent Landman, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty coxswain, said: At 08h14, Sunday, 02 June, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a 10.7 meter crayfish fishing boat taking water at her mooring in Gordon’s Bay harbour. No crew were reported to be on the vessel at


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Red distress flare suspected false alarm:

Hein Scheepers, NSRI Simons’ Town deputy station commander, said: At 23h05, Saturday, 01 June, NSRI Simon’s Town were alerted by WC Government Health EMS metro control following eye-witness reports of a red distress flare sighted in False Bay. NSRI Simon’s Town, NSRI Strandfontein and NSRI Gordons Bay coast watchers were activated to look-out over False


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Boat assisted in dense fog

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said: At 12h46, Saturday, 01 June, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a 16 foot local fishing boat with 4 crew onboard and in dense fog unable to safely navigate to their launch


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AGM and Awards Evening 2019

NSRI’s 52nd Annual General Meeting and Awards evening was held in Durban on Friday 31st May 2019 at uShaka Marine World, Durban, 17h30 for 18h00.  Sea Rescue  honoured contributions under the following categories: bravery, special service, station awards and long service awards from 20 to 45 years.  Thank you to Deon Govender,  DJ on East Coast


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Integrated Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Integrated Report is now available via this link: Thank you to the IR team for all their hard work in assisting with the input – words, images and statistics – from around the country. Investorsense has again worked with us to ensure that our reporting is in line with industry standards. Fresh Identity


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Blessing of Alick Rennie

On Friday 31st May, over 200 donors, supporters, affiliated emergency services and NSRI crew met at Station 5 Durban to bless the new sea rescue vessel the Rescue 5 Alick Rennie.   The celebrations started with NSRI Station 5 Durban Station Commander Andre Fletcher welcoming all the guests to this very special event. Mark Hughes, Operations


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