Port Edward receives JetRIB

On Saturday, the 9th November, our National Training Manager, Graeme Harding handed over the first JetRIB to our Sea Rescue Station in Port Edward.  This marks the beginning of the roll-out of surf zone stations around the country who will be equipped with this new vessel. “Designed specifically for surf rescue in collaboration with Droomers


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NSRI: E-Learning Tender

1 Invitation to Tender: NSRI Online E-Learning Platforms. 2 Outline: The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa (NSRI) (hereinafter referred to as “Sea Rescue”), requires a service provider for the hosting,  management, maintenance & development of its online e-learning platforms. The two sites are: “nsritrainingacademy.com” (free for use by Sea Rescue Members) and “bravobravo.co.za”


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Sea Rescue Survival Swimming

A small group of Sea Rescue volunteer Survival Swimming instructors upskilled the basic swimming ability of 24 children at the Sea Point pavilion on Saturday. It was great to watch this new category of NSRI volunteer at work. Seeing instructors and students break into huge smiles when the student mastered a new swimming skill was


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New Station Commanders and Deputies 2019

The Station Commander Elections have been held and the new candidates will serve for the period 2019 – 2021. We would like to thank those who stand down: Quentin Botha (Table Bay), Morné Dettmer (Mykonos), Andre Fletcher (Durban), Ian Gray  (Port Elizabeth), Geoff McGregor (East London), Lyall Pringle (Hout Bay), Juan Pretorius (Port Alfred), Rhine


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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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New 6.5m for Hermanus to be named Rotarian Burnett

24 years ago Rotarian Richard Burnett came up with the idea of hosting an annual wine auction to raise funds for the NSRI. Since then, the proceeds have funded rescue vessels, rescue vehicles, rescue base buildings and our water safety education programme. Richard and a committee of Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and


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