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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