How a Simon’s Town teacher helped found the NSRI

President of the Society of Master Mariners of South Africa Captain John Payne and Miss Patti Price hold certificates presented by then State President Jim Fouche. On the far right is the NSRI’s founding chairman Mr Pat O'Sullivan

If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, then Patti Price is the woman who launched a rescue service. Here is the fascinating story. The NSRI celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. It was a year that was peppered with commemorative events at almost every station around the country, as volunteer


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Integrated Annual Report 2019

We’re proud to share the 2019 report with you – a living testament to the scale and impact of our operations and services. Our annual Integrated Report provides a comprehensive overview of the #NSRI’s activities over the past year and underlines our commitment to and purpose in the South African community. Of course, we can only


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NSRI National Safety Alert

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) have predicted unusual wave periods for tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 June, which may result in relatively large powerful waves in between smaller waves.  Because of this predicted unusual wave period a quick glance at the sea during a lull in waves may not reveal the hidden danger of a larger wave that may


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We remain fully operational during this time

NATIONAL: NSRI remains fully operational and in service to respond to emergencies during the Covid-19 lockdown. The sea rescue emergency number – National 112 from your cellphone and 087 094-9774. Sea Rescue local emergency numbers are posted on the NSRI home page www.searescue.org.za All precautions and protocols as directed by the Department of Health are


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SEA RESCUE – NATIONAL – Wednesday, 25 March. NSRI remains fully operational and in service during the lockdown:

Picture by NSRI/ NSRI volunteers on a recent rescue operation.

NSRI remains fully operational and in service to respond to emergencies during the Covid19 lockdown. The sea rescue emergency number – National 112 from your cellphone and 0870949774. Sea Rescue local emergency numbers are posted on the NSRI home page www.nsri.org.za All precautions and protocols as directed by the Department of Health are being adhered to


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