Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity – Plettenberg Bay

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: NSRI Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipal authorities are urging public caution to bathers and paddlers along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to confirmed increase shark activity inshore along the coastline of sharks attracted to and feeding on a juvenile Humpback whale carcass that has washed ashore amongst rocks at Groot


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NSRI Plett assist a crewman who had fallen overboard and a man who had fallen off from his mountain bike

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Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 16h52, Monday, 12th November, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a fishing vessel reporting to be heading towards Plettenberg Bay with an injured crewman onboard. On investigation it was determined that a local adult crewman had fallen overboard at fishing


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Yacht assisted off the Port of Durban and lifeguards search for a man missing in the surf at uMhlanga

Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said:At 13h10, Sunday, 04th November, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following a request for for assistance for a yacht South of the Port of Durban Breakwater experiencing motor failure and although coping to sail in the heavy weather conditions needing assistance to get into Port on arrival. The sea rescue


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Call for a yacht overdue

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Update 31/10/2018  20:18 The yacht and crew have arrived and are safe in Mossel Bay harbour. SOUTHERN CAPE and EASTERN CAPE: At 07h00, Wednesday, 31st October, NSRI and MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) were alerted by the owners of the yacht Ariel reporting the yacht and her 6 crew overdue from making contact and last


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Teenager found safe following search:

Dirk Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 09h20, Tuesday, 30th October, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a teenager swept out into the dam on a canoe. A father and his son, from Vereeniging, were fishing when the farmer, whose plot they were fishing on, raised the alarm reporting


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Man missing in the surf:

Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 17h00, Thursday, 25th October, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Eastern Beach. The sea rescue craft Spirit of DHL and the sea rescue craft Rescue 7 Bravo were launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle with NSRI rescue swimmers,


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Patient evacuation off a ship off Durban

Lorenzo Taverna-Turisan, NSRI Durban deputy station commander, said: At 13h17, Thursday, 25th October, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance for a crewman suffering a medical emergency on a ship at anchorage off-shore of the Port of Durban. The sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer


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NSRI commend the senior City of Cape Town Strandfontein Pro lifeguard for his actions in saving a man’s life.

FALSE BAY: Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said: At 13h15, Wednesday, 24th October, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew responded to Sunrise Beach and to Sonwabe Beach following reports of drowning in progress at 2 separate incidents. Lifeguards on duty in the area immediately started investigations and Law Enforcement Marine Unit and WC Government Health EMS


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A late night medical call for NSRI Simon’s Town

FALSE BAY: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simons Town station commander, said: At 17h30, Tuesday, 23rd October, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the 19 meter local fishing vessel reporting a crewman onboard suffering a medical emergency. At that stage they were some 90 nautical miles from Simon’s Town at fishing


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