Incidents Soetwater, Kommetjie and Port Alfred:

SOETWATER: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 15h50, Thursday, 13th June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a mom reporting her son to have paddled out on a surfboard to the backline and she was concerned for his safety. NSRI Hout Bay were placed on alert and our


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SAWDN – Millers Point – Saturday, 08th June. Whale calf assisted in disentanglement operation:

At 08h32. Saturday, 08th June, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Simonstown harbour aboard two NSRI Simonstown sea rescue craft, Spirit of Safmarine III and Spirit of Surfski II, following reports from a crew on a rigid inflatable boat and other eye-witnesses of a whale entangled in fishing rope lines in the vicinity of Millers Point


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Boat sinks at her mooring successfully re-floated:

On arrival on the scene

Vincent Landman, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty coxswain, said: At 08h14, Sunday, 02 June, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a 10.7 meter crayfish fishing boat taking water at her mooring in Gordon’s Bay harbour. No crew were reported to be on the vessel at


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Red distress flare suspected false alarm:

Hein Scheepers, NSRI Simons’ Town deputy station commander, said: At 23h05, Saturday, 01 June, NSRI Simon’s Town were alerted by WC Government Health EMS metro control following eye-witness reports of a red distress flare sighted in False Bay. NSRI Simon’s Town, NSRI Strandfontein and NSRI Gordons Bay coast watchers were activated to look-out over False


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Boat assisted in dense fog

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said: At 12h46, Saturday, 01 June, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a 16 foot local fishing boat with 4 crew onboard and in dense fog unable to safely navigate to their launch


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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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