WOMEN’S MONTH: VOLUNTEERING A WAY OF LIFE FOR THESE NSRI WOMEN, GAUTENG

CAPTION (left to right): The women of NSRI Station 27, Gauteng with station commander, Gerhard Potgieter - Sherezaan “Zani” Botha; Jamie Potgieter; Libby Niterl and Mala Shunmoogam

Volunteers come to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in a number of ways. And for some of the women volunteers at NSRI inland station 27 at Benoni, located in Ekurhuleni municipality in Gauteng, volunteering does not mean having lots of spare time on their hands. Jamie Potgieter joined the NSRI six years ago and has


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Patient evacuation off a crude oil tanker:

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 19h55, Monday, 10 August, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from a 160 meter crude oil tanker reporting 2 crewmen injured onboard the ship at anchorage off-shore of the Port of Durban. MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) arranged for a WC Government


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Incidents – Plettenberg Bay and Richards Bay:  

PLETTENBERG BAY: Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 12h22, Saturday, 8 August, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from hikers reporting a 55 year old male suffering an injured ankle at Robberg Point, Robberg Nature Reserve. Fellow hikers had reportedly tried to assist the man by


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Incidents – Port Alfred and Table Bay:

PORT ALFRED: Chris Pike, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: At 10h50, Saturday, 8 August, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local 7 meter ski-boat reporting one of her two outboard motors failed and their boat with 6 adult male crew onboard was taking water in


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Patient evacuation off of a SARS custom vessel and a crew transfer of SARS custom officials: Durban

Timothy Edwards, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: At 11h42, Friday, 7 August, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated to assist at a 6 meter SA Revenue Service customs vessel after a 46 year old female crewperson had collapsed unconscious and she was reported to be unresponsive from suspected dehydration. The vessel was 9 nautical miles from the Port of Durban


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Our crews need kit: how you can help

Almost 1 300 NSRI volunteers provide essential services at 41 inland and coastal rescue bases across South Africa. Here’s how your donation could help them save lives. In order to do their work safely in even the toughest conditions, NSRI crew members – all of whom are unpaid volunteers – must have personal protective equipment


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