Incidents at Port Edward, Cape Point and Smitswinkel Bay

PORT EDWARD: Tokkie Livingstone, NSRI Port Edward deputy station commander, said: At 11h10, Tuesday, 01 June, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following a request for assistance received from the sister of two fishermen reporting her brothers to be stranded on the South side of Mzamba River Mouth since Monday night. They had crossed the


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Yacht assisted and patient evacuation off a ship

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE: SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 15, Mossel Bay. STATION 29 ASR (Airborne Sea Rescue) Tuesday, 25 May 2021 Yacht assisted – Mossel Bay & Patient evacuation off a ship – Table bay MOSSEL BAY: Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 16h45, Monday, 24 May,


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Transkei – Yacht crew rescued at sea:

Cathrine Prentis, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 10h15, Friday, 21 May, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from yacht Majimoto, that had been relayed by a fellow yachtsman to East London Port Control, reporting the yacht to be taking on water approximately 3 nautical miles off-shore of Cape Morgan,


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Weather safety alerts and incidents:

Weather Safety Alerts: NSRI encourage boaters, paddlers, sailboarders, anglers, fisherman and coastal hikers to always check SA Weather Services weather alerts when preparing to go into and around the ocean. The approaching winter weather has seen a number of cold fronts over the past few weeks and a cold front is currently causing rough seas


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National incidents around the coast

UMHLANGA: Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: On Wednesday, 12 May, at approximately 18:00 one of our off duty NSRI Ballito crewmen, arriving at an office block in Umhlanga on the Ridge, noticed a commotion with a gathering of people where a woman was screaming. On investigation it was noted that the woman, aged


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Appeal to public to not set off sky lanterns

The Chinese lantern flies up highly in the sky.

NSRI are appealing to the public to not set off sky lanterns. While also posing a fire hazard, sky lanterns, particularly when launched around the coastline, are known to give the mistaken impression of red distress flares. At 18h21, Friday, 14 May, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of red distress


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Vaal Dam – 2 deceased in a helicopter accident

UPDATE: On Saturday, 15 May, NSRI Vaal Dam assisted Police divers, the SA Police Services, Midvaal Fire and Rescue Services and the South African Civil Aviation Authority to recover wreckage of a Robinson 44 helicopter submerged in the the Vaal dam near to Vaal Marina. The operation to recover wreckage of the aircraft was carried


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Hermanus – Fatal drowning

Andre Barnard, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said: A 66 year old Cape Town man has drowned after being swept away by currents at Grotto East at the lagoon mouth, near to Hermanus. It appears that the man had been walking at the lagoon with his daughter and his grandson when he and the grandson may


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