NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy finalist in international award for innovation and technology

Andrew Ingram heads our drowning prevention initiatives Pic: Deborah Rossouw.

“Congratulations! I am delighted to tell you that the NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoys have been shortlisted by the panel of judges as a finalist for the Innovation and Technology in Maritime Search and Rescue Award.  We would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 8 November 2018 for the IMRF Awards dinner, where the winners


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Thank you False Bay Yacht Club

We received a generous donation from the False Bay Yacht Club together with these kind words: “We as the General Committee, Members and staff of False Bay Yacht Club are extremely grateful for the assistance given by the Hermanus and Agulhas NSRI stations to the crew of S/V Silver Girl during their traumatic time at


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On its way to Jeffrey’s Bay

This container has been converted into a Lifeguard tower for JBay and will be transported there next week by Dibana Logistics who have moved all of our Lifeguard containers into place for the season at no cost. It is designed to house an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Jet ski as well as an office


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Making new friends and creating memories

Nevus hosted their annual get-together at Froggy Pond, Simon’s Town this weekend.  The purpose of their gatherings is to provide a crucial emotional support network to share stories, everyday challenges, and discuss coping strategies and medical advancements. They visited Station 10 Simon’s Town as their afternoon activity.  The weather was good so, after a tour of the rescue


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Weskus Erfenis Makietie 2018

Station 4 Mykonos participated in the festivities at the 7th annual ‘Weskus Erfenis Makietie 2018’ which took place in Laaiplek on Saturday 22 September 2018. “As always, what a professional and disciplined exercise it was. Well done to the entire crew on the day and a special word of thanks to Station Commander Casper Frylinck


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SafeTrx2018r2

We will soon be releasing the new SafeTrx 2018r2 release to the following markets: Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and the NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) in South Africa. On the request of many in the SafeTrx community, the upcoming release includes a new 5-minute tracking interval in Track Only mode. The SafeTrx 2018r2 release also


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Free Online Skippers Guide course

Our Skippers Guide for small vessels course covers the entire syllabus for the SAMSA small vessel certificate of competence. This online course can be done at your own pace and in your own time as preparation for the SAMSA skippers examinations. The course is offered free of charge. To register, go to https://bravobravo.co.za


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1800 WaveRunner and sled

Our Strandfontein Surf Rescue team were practicing their patient pickups using the new 1800 WaveRunner and sled off Strandfontein this weekend. Grant Grove (on the sled) and Dermot Ryan (on the WaveRunner) put themselves and their equipment through the paces. When a call for help is received, every second counts and the Surf Rescue crew’s


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Investing in our future

This weekend we hosted a camp for a group of students who have shown interest in a career in Maritime.  The group included a 2nd year student at Durban University of Technology; four Sea Cadets from TS Woltemade and twelve learners from Lawhill Maritime Centre, seven of whom hold bursaries from the General Botha Old


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