NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers chosen as finalists in the 2019 IMRF Innovation and Technology Awards:

Picture attached, by NSRI Plettenberg Bay: The Purpose Designed Rescue Stretcher with (picture centre): NSRI Plettenberg station commander, Marc Rodgers. (and picture left): the manufacturer of the rescue stretcher, Marcus van Deventer. (and picture right): NSRI Plettenberg Bay coxswain, Robbie Gibson.

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 IMRF – International Maritime Rescue Federation’s Innovation and technology awards for their purpose designed rescue stretcher which was designed for coastline rock and surf patient extrication. NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander Marc Rodgers and NSRI Plettenberg Bay coxswain Robbie Gibson


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Howard Bell awarded with Directors’ thanks

Howard Bell, from Bakoven, was awarded with a Directors’ Letter of Thanks for a rescue that he carried out on 06 January 2019. The Letter of thanks reads:   “Howard joined Station 2 in 1983 and served as sea-going crew until August 2017 when he took on the role of station engineer. On the morning


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AGM and Awards Evening 2019

NSRI’s 52nd Annual General Meeting and Awards evening was held in Durban on Friday 31st May 2019 at uShaka Marine World, Durban, 17h30 for 18h00.  Sea Rescue  honoured contributions under the following categories: bravery, special service, station awards and long service awards from 20 to 45 years.  Thank you to Deon Govender,  DJ on East Coast


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Rob Stirrat honoured for 43 years of service to Sea Rescue

Awards Committee Chairman, Brad Geyser presents a Director's Thanks Award to Rob Stirrat. 

On Wednesday, Rob Stirrat was honoured for his enormous contribution towards Sea Rescue over the past 43 years.  He officially retired in 2018 as a Director of our Governance Board.   Thank you so much Rob. The Citation reads: The Directors of The National Sea Rescue Institute accord their thanks to Robert Stirrat “one of the


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Winner of the Integrated Report awards

This evening our Integrated Report is winner in the NPO category of the JSE Chartered Secretaries Integrated Awards ceremony hosted at Montecasino. “Our Integrated Annual Report is a comprehensive document which reflects the many facets of our business.  As an organisation run by volunteers and funded by donations, we believe that we have an obligation


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Locals honoured at Hermanus Awards Evening

Station 17 Hermanus hosted a small awards evening at their rescue base last night.  Letters of Appreciation were handed over to locals; Jaco Stemmet, Jolene Hughes and Athenkosi Dlavuza for their involvement in some brave rescues in Kleinmond and Hermanus. Crew were also presented with their Station Excellence Award and their Pat O Sullivan award


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Gallantry Award for NSRI Knysna and Plett

NSRI Knysna and NSRI Plettenberg Bay are honoured with CEO Letters of Appreciation: It gives us great pleasure to record the sincere appreciation of everyone who knows, for the sterling efforts of all crew on Station 12 and Station 14 during the 8 days of terrible fires that raged between Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay, from


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AGM and Awards Evening 2018

NSRI’s 51st Annual General Meeting and Awards evening was held in Cape Town on Saturday 9th June 2018 at The Century City Conference Centre. Sea Rescue honoured contributions under the following categories: bravery, special service, station awards and long service awards from 20 to 50 years.  Mark Bayly, a Sea Rescue ambassador,  once again donated his time


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