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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Beware of Rip currents.

Rip currents ( the darker green water) can clearly be seen near Plettenberg Bay.

This picture shows very clearly what rip currents look like from above. The water flows in towards the beach over sandbanks (It is a lighter colour and the waves break evenly over these areas). The water that hits the beach needs to flow back out to sea and sometimes a rip current – or ‘river’


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Long weekend callouts – Volunteers respond to nine callouts as the holiday season kicks off

Pink Buoys Save Lives

NSRI Volunteers from STATION 4 – Mykonos, STATION 9 – Gordon’s Bay and STATION 14 – Plettenberg Bay responded to five separate incidents on Saturday 14th December and Sunday 15th December, bringing the total number of incidents reported over the long weekend to nine, thus far. Recent incidents reported occurred as follows: STATION 4 –


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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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