Cape Clawless Otter passes away in Kommetjie despite efforts and paddlers assisted in Mossel Bay

Rescue efforts in Kommetjie and Mossel Bay over the weekend occurred as follows:   KOMMETJIE, Station 26: Kelly-Ann Irving, NSRI Kommetjie deputy station commander, said: At 11h30, Saturday, 11 July, NSRI Kommetjie crew responded to sand dunes at Long Beach, Kommetjie, following a request for assistance from a bystander reporting a Cape Clawless Otter appearing to


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Cape Coast – Fatal drowning and incidents:

BETTY’S BAY and KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 15h26, Wednesday, 01 January, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following a Police request for assistance at Betty’s Bay Main Beach reporting CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced on a man rescued from the surf by a Good Samaritan. NSRI Kleinmond duty crew,


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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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SAWDN – Port Elizabeth – Saturday, 23 November. Whale carcass disentangled from fishing nets and released at deep sea:

At 08h38, Saturday, 23 November, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports of a whale carcass entangled in fishing nets at a Purse Seiner (fishing boat) approximately 7 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth. NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated and SAWDN volunteers accompanied three NSRI Port Elizabeth


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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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