Incidents at Ballito, Witsand and Richards Bay:

NSRI richards bay Picture: / Sea Rescue

BALLITO: Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At 09h36, Saturday, 18th May, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local father and son reporting motor failure on their inflatable boat 1 nautical mile off-shore of the Ballito tidal pool. Our sea rescue craft Waverunner jetski was towed to


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Incidents at Umhlanga and Port Elizabeth:  

UMHLANGA: Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said: At 09h25, Sunday, 19th May, NSRI Ballito were activated following reports of a drowning in progress North of Breakers Hotel Umhlanga. NSRI Ballito and an NSRI Ballito sea rescue craft, Rescue 41 Alpha, eThekweni Lifeguards, SA Police Services Search & Rescue, eThekweni Metro Search & Rescue, Netcare


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Fishing boat assisted: Lamberts Bay

Jurie Botha, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty coxswain, said: At 14h30, Wednesday, 15th May, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from fishermen reporting motor mechanical failure on their fishing boat off-shore of Lamberts Bay. The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis was launched and during a search for the fishermen we were


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Kenton-On-Sea-Fatal drowning

NSRI Port Alfred Lotto Challenger

Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: At 15h31, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main beach. NSRI rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services, EC Government Health EMS, Gardmed ambulance services and Hi-Tech Security responded. On arrival on the scene


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Incident: South Coast KZN

KELSO – South Coast KZN: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a paddle-skier who arrived at our sea rescue station, where we were conducting routine training, reporting his friend on a fishing kayak in distress off-shore of Kelso. We launched


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Incidents at Arniston and Fisherhaven:

ARNISTON: Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 11h40, Wednesday, 08th May, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated following reports of Kayakers in distress and being blown out to sea in strong North Westerly winds off-shore of Saxon Reef, South of Arniston. The sea rescue craft I&J Rescuer II was towed to Arniston and launched at


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Incidents in St Helena Bay and Jeffreys Bay:

ST HELENA BAY: Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos duty controller, said: At 17h29, Monday, 29th April, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from 2 fishermen reporting motor mechanical failure 18 nautical miles off-shore of St Helena Bay. Our sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski


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