A yacht and her solo sailor assisted

Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 10h30, Sunday, 16th June, NSRI Agulhas became aware of the yacht LOGOS, sailing from Simon’s Town to Mossel B,ay, caught in no wind conditions and under motor power. The yacht was in the vicinity of Quoin Point and the solo skipper, Stefan Pick from Mossel Bay, feared


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Angler swept off rocks

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 11h43, Saturday,15th June, NSRI Gordons Bay and NSRI Kleinmond were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rooi Els. NSRI Gordon’s Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski. NSRI rescue vehicles from NSRI Gordon’s Bay and NSRI Kleinmond as well as the


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Man sadly deceased in suspected fatal drowning accident

Vaal Dam NSRI Rescue Runner Discovery rescue runner 11

Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 10h35, Saturday, 15th June, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rate Payers Bay, Vaal Dam. Our NSRI rescue runner was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers responded in our rescue vehicle. Free State Government Health EMS, Sasolburg Fire


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Missing boat recovered, ongoing search 2nd boat

Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 17h03 on Tuesday the 4th June, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of 3 local fishermen on a small open rigid inflatable boat adrift in False Bay with motor mechanical failure. The fishermen estimated that they


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Boat capsized: 1 fatality

Norman Rautenbach, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said: At 07h55, Friday, 31st May, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a 21 foot commercial fishing ski-boat capsized 1.5 nautical miles off Mtunzini main beach with 6 crew onboard. Our sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched along with our


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Sailor medivaced off bulk carrier

Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: At 11h19, Saturday, 04 May, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a bulk carrier in Table Bay reporting a crewman on board suffering a dislocated shoulder. The sea rescue craft Spirit of


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Weekend rescues

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 10h06, Sunday, 05 May, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a small dog suspected to be trapped in a crevasse among rocks on the Kleinmond coastline. Our sea rescue vehicle responded, and on arrival on the scene, our NSRI rescue swimmers searched


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Incidents at Kleinmond, Port Elizabeth and Witbank

Sealegs, Witbank Dam

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: On Thursday morning, at 11h55, 11th April, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a person in difficulty in the surf at Kleinmond main beach. Our NSRI rescue swimmers responded to the scene where we found a retired Johannesburg Dominee, now living in Kleinmond, had


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Incidents at Rocky Bay, KZN and Camps Bay and earlier this week in Lambert’s Bay

Picture: Richard Epstein

ROCKY BAY: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 12h13, Saturday, 13th April, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports of people in distress in the surf caught in rip currents at Rocky Bay. We dispatched NSRI rescue swimmers and Ethekwini Municipal Lifesaving lifeguards from Scottsburgh and Med-Evac ambulance services responded.


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