Congratulations to our winners!

Our annual draw had a different look and feel this year, but it was a great “virtual” day out for the NSRI and, of course, our happy finalists! This year, acknowledging Covid protocols, the draw took place virtually on 15th January 2021, with our finalists joining the excitement online and NSRI representatives spinning the wheel


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SEA RESCUE Summer Magazine out now

The story of 2020 really is one of resilience and the ability of our community to hang together and continue to provide the essential services we do. Thankfully we seem to be surfacing and are rising towards the light! September was a month for strategic planning, when we looked back at the last five years, planned for the next five years, and ironed out


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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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Siya Kolisi, who nearly drowned when he was 12 years old, urges South Africans to “Launch A Legacy” that will save lives for years to come

When Siya Kolisi, Springbok rugby captain, Stormers and Western Province player, was 12 years old, he nearly drowned. Kolisi, says that “there are 600 children who drown in South Africa every year in entirely preventable incidents. In my community, we have days when we go to the beach, and a lot of the times you


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Shark makes off with the catch of the day

While Oyster Bay crew assist may paddlers in trouble, this call-out was a little different to the norm. “He was lucky we found him under the conditions: there was bad mist and winds of 20-25 knots. Plus the coordinates we’d been given were incorrect,” says NSRI Oyster Bay station commander Lodewyk van Rensburg. He was


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DHL Stormers Forwards take the plunge with NSRI

DHL Stormers and NSRI Rescue Crew in "Huddle Position" in Table Bay

National Sea Rescue Institute Media Release – immediate 9th October 2020 DHL Stormers Forwards take the plunge with NSRI The DHL Stormers forwards spent some time with the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) during their bye week, to learn about the important rescue work done to save lives on South African waters – and to experience


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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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