NSRI volunteers busier than ever as festive season picks up

NSRI Coxswain, Nick Van Der Handle pictured handing the flotation buoy back to spear fisherman, Theodore Prinsloo - Plettenberg Bay Rescue Base - 18th December 2019

NSRI volunteers are busier than ever as the festive season picks up. With increased numbers visiting beaches across the country, more people are needing the NSRI’s assistance.  Volunteers from STATION 3 – Table Bay, STATION 14 – Plettenberg Bay and STATION 16 – Strandfontein responded to a number of incidents over the last few days. 


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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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SEA RESCUE – National – Sunday, 24 November. Yacht assisted – West Coast. Kite-surfer rescued – Struisbaai

WEST COAST: Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said: At 22h57, Saturday, 23rd November, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from crew of a yacht, returning from Elands Bay, reporting no wind conditions and they had discovered motor mechanical failure believed to be


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Man missing in Table View

Rhine Barnes, NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander, said: A Police Dive Unit are continuing an ongoing search operation for a 26 year old Delft man who reportedly entered the sea at a beach in Tableview and he has not been seen since. NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew were activated at 23h04 on Sunday, 22nd September and a


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Durban – Patient evacuation off a crude oil tanker:

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 04h30, Tuesday, 06th August, NSRI Durban duty crew, accompanied by ER24 rescue paramedics, launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie to rendezvous with a Crude Oil tanker, approaching off-shore of the Port of Durban, to patient evacuate a Russian crewman, age 60, on the ship reported to


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