Incidents: Vaal Dam, Hermanus, PE

VAAL DAM: Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 16h20 on Wednesday, 25 March, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated by a local eye-witness reporting a vessel taking on water at Groot Island after it appeared waves had crashed over the stern of the boat causing her to submerge under water. We


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Kommetjie – Tuesday, 24th March. Juvenile whale assisted in disentanglement operation:

Ian Klopper, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) team leader, said: SAWDN (South African Whale Disentanglement Network) volunteers were alerted at 16h26, Tuesday, 24th March, following reports of a whale dragging a buoy and rope in the vicinity of Kommetjie approximately 1.5 nautical miles North West of the Slangkop lighthouse. The report came from a local fishing vessel heading


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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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Sunday, 15th March. Incidents:

DURBAN: Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: On Friday, 13th March, at 09h25, NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie, accompanied by Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and Durban University of Technology High Angle technicians, and rendezvoused with a bulk carrier off-shore from the Durban Port to attend to a crewman suffering a medical


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Cape Town – Saturday, 07 March. Teenager missing:

Peter O’Hanlon, NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander, said: At 18h20, Saturday, 07 March, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Tableview Beach. NSRI Melkbosstrand launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Brenda and Film Industry Fund Rescue 2, NSRI Table Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of


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SAWDN – Yzerfontein and Oudekraal – 3 whales assisted in 3 disentanglement operations:

DASSEN ISLAND: At 10h40, Thursday, 05th March, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) were activated to reports of a whale entangled off-shore of Dassen Island. SAWDN volunteers including additional crew from Cape Town and NSRI Melkbosstrand launched from Yzerfontein harbour aboard two NSRI Yzerfontein sea rescue craft, Rotary Onwards and Sonja. Following an extensive search a Humpback whale


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Port Shepstone – Fatal drowning:

At 14h45, Thursday, 05 March, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated to assist Police K-9 Search and Rescue, Police Search and Rescue, KZN Government Health EMS, SA Police Services and Med-Evac ambulance services at Umzimkhulu River Mouth, Port Shepstone, activated to a reported drowning in progress. The sea rescue craft Spirit of Shelly was towed to


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Fatal drowning: Shelly Beach

Jeremiah Jackson, NSRI Shelly Beach station commander, said: At 16h00, Saturday, 29th February, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated to eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Fig Tree Beach, between Southbroom and Ramsgate, on the South Coast KZN. NSRI rescue swimmers, SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Lifeguards and Med-Evac ambulance


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