A busy Saturday for our Witbank crew

Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank station commander, said: At 16h10, Saturday, 12 September, NSRI Witbank duty crew towed the NSRI rescue craft FNB Wavescapes, to Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, to assist Police and emergency services who were searching for a missing man who is believed to be missing under water. SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue,


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Sea Rescue National – Weekend Incidents

Milo on NSRI KOMMETJIE’s ATV with NSRI Kommetjie Station commander Ian Klopper and NSRI Kommetjie deputy station commander Kelly-Ann Irving

Kite boarder assisted and in another incident a kayaker rescued by his fellow yacht crew – Langebaan. 3 incidents in quick succession – Kommetjie, Scarborough and Noordhoek: LANGEBAAN: Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said: At 16h59, Saturday, 5 September, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a kite boarder appearing to


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Penguin rescue on Robben Island

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: At 11h43, Thursday, 3 September, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following a request from SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) to evacuate an African penguin found injured on Robben Island. SANCCOB and Robben Island members had the penguin in their care on the Island. The


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How a Simon’s Town teacher helped found the NSRI

President of the Society of Master Mariners of South Africa Captain John Payne and Miss Patti Price hold certificates presented by then State President Jim Fouche. On the far right is the NSRI’s founding chairman Mr Pat O'Sullivan

If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, then Patti Price is the woman who launched a rescue service. Here is the fascinating story. The NSRI celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. It was a year that was peppered with commemorative events at almost every station around the country, as volunteer


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