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SAFETY ALERT  | Published: 8 April 2024

SAWS Weather forecasts and safety:

Despite the Black South Easter, brought on by the cut off low forecast by SAWS (South African Weather Services), affecting parts of the Western Cape and beyond, heavy rain thunderstorms forecast and experienced around the coast and inland, NSRI has ...

Hout Bay
RESCUES  | Published: 2 April 2024

Teenagers in Need of Rescue

Spencer Oldham, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: On Saturday, 30 March, during routine training, NSRI station 8 Hout Bay crew, onboard the NSRI rescue craft Albie Matthews, noticed a group of youngsters on the shoreline, in the vicinity of ...

Lifeguards1
LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 2 April 2024

NSRI Umhlanga and Ethekwini Municipal Lifeguards to the rescue

Etienne van Zyl, NSRI Umhlanga coxswain, said: At around 12h00, Sunday, 31 March, NSRI Umhlanga crew arrived at Umhlanga main beach – where we were preparing to conduct routine surf training with our NSRI Umhlanga rescue craft JetRib, Victor Daitz. ...

2023 03 30 Durban Alec Rennie
RESCUES  | Published: 30 March 2024

National Incidents

NSRI Durban duty crew, accompanied by Netcare 911 rescue technicians, launched the NSRI Durban rescue craft Alec Rennie to rendezvous with a motor vessel to patient evacuate a 56 year old Russian seaman suffering a medical condition. ...

2024 03 27 Richards Bay Ocean Guardian
RESCUES  | Published: 30 March 2024

NSRI Richards Bay Executes Night Time Medical Evacuation

NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by TNPA (Transnet National Ports Authority) Port of Richards Bay Port Control to prepare for the medical evacuation of a 33 year old Egyptian crewman, suffering a medical complaint, from a motor vessel ...

2024 03 27 Plett Robberg
RESCUES  | Published: 30 March 2024

Survival Essentials: NSRI and Cape Nature Issue Vital Safety Advice for Robberg Nature Reserve Hikers

NSRI, the emergency services and Cape Nature are urgently appealing to day walkers and hikers, who may be planning to hike the Plettenberg Bay Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trail, to be fully prepared for a gruelling hike that too often ...