Boat capsizes in the Tugela River Mouth:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At approximately 07h30, Saturday, 27 Match, while conducting routine training exercises off-shore of Ballito,  NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a vessel that capsized, with 4 local fishermen onboard, while exiting the Tugela River Mouth to go fishing. The Tugela River is still in flood due


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Despite the Level 3 beach ban, NSRI’s Lifeguard Unit grew to cover 20 beaches this season

In preparation for the summer 20/21 season, the management team behind Sea Rescue’s Lifeguard Unit spent countless hours identifying areas where on-duty volunteer and full-time lifeguards could best serve their communities and visitors, and then executing their deployment. So, it was with immense disappointment that they were instructed to “stand down” following the second wave


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NSRI Safety alert and incidents at Salt Rock, Bloubergstrand and Tableview, Hermanus and Durban:

NSRI SAFETY ALERT: NSRI are appealing to the public to be cautious in and around coastal and inland waterways in this week leading up to Christmas Day. The concern is that where beaches have been closed temporarily by Covid 19 restrictions more people may go swimming at inland waterways, rivers, lakes and dams and at


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NSRI volunteers busier than ever as festive season picks up

NSRI Coxswain, Nick Van Der Handle pictured handing the flotation buoy back to spear fisherman, Theodore Prinsloo - Plettenberg Bay Rescue Base - 18th December 2019

NSRI volunteers are busier than ever as the festive season picks up. With increased numbers visiting beaches across the country, more people are needing the NSRI’s assistance.  Volunteers from STATION 3 – Table Bay, STATION 14 – Plettenberg Bay and STATION 16 – Strandfontein responded to a number of incidents over the last few days. 


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