Western Cape Surf Champs 2020

This weekend saw all the Surf Lifesaving Clubs in the Western Cape compete in the Western Cape Surf Lifesaving Champs in Milnerton. Sea Rescue was represented for two Surf Rescue Swimmers from the Melkbosstrand Rescue Station, Station 18. The Clubs sent their most competitive lifesavers and the competition was extremely tough, as always. Both Olivia


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Blessing of JetRIB Sharon at Station 16 Strandfontein:

Supporters, volunteers, family, friends and members of Western Cape Disaster Management gathered this morning to bless and launch Station 16 Strandfontein’s new JetRIB, Sharon. Congratulations! Thank you to the Western Cape Disaster Management for their continued support and partnership.  You can read all about their sponsorship in the link below. https://www.nsri.org.za/2019/11/western-cape-disaster-management-supports-sea-rescue-and-western-cape-lifesaving-2/


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SAWDN – PORT ELIZABETH – Monday, 25th November. Humpback whale freed in a disentanglement operation:

At 09h30, Monday, 25th November, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from the Port Elizabeth NSRI station aboard two NSRI Port Elizabeth sea rescue craft, JLT Rescuer and Spirit of Surfski 4, following eye-witness reports from the crew of a charter boat of a Humpback whale entangled in fishing rope lines off-shore East of Port Elizabeth’s Port in Algoa


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SEA RESCUE – National – Sunday, 24 November. Yacht assisted – West Coast. Kite-surfer rescued – Struisbaai

WEST COAST: Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said: At 22h57, Saturday, 23rd November, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from crew of a yacht, returning from Elands Bay, reporting no wind conditions and they had discovered motor mechanical failure believed to be


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Incidents at Richards Bay and Simon’s Town:

Station 10 Crew assisting the entangled seal.

RICHARDS BAY: Jacques Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay deputy station commander, said: At 07h58, Friday, 15th November, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority following a request for assistance from an International yacht that was taking the precaution, due to unfavourable weather, requesting to be escorted into Port due to


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