Boat capsizes in the Tugela River Mouth:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At approximately 07h30, Saturday, 27 Match, while conducting routine training exercises off-shore of Ballito,  NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a vessel that capsized, with 4 local fishermen onboard, while exiting the Tugela River Mouth to go fishing. The Tugela River is still in flood due


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NSRI: Man deceased at Strand Beach

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, 22 March 2021 STATION 9, Gordons Bay – Man deceased at Strand Beach A 69 year old Somerset West man is deceased following an incident at Strand Beach on Monday, 22 March, in the early evening. The man had gone for a swim near


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Port Elizabeth duty crew respond to 2 incidents

Michael Wilson, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty coxswain, said: At 15h00, Sunday, 14 March, NSRI Port Elizabeth was placed on alert to prepare for a pending patient evacuation operation expected to take place mid evening. A local adult male fisherman, on a local fishing vessel, had been stung by a Stingray while at fishing grounds a


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Sunday, 14 March. Surfskier rescued. Hobie Cat assisted

SIMON’S TOWN: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 18h08, Sunday, 14 March, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following reports from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and from eye-witnesses of surfskiers appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Simon’s Town. At the same time an NSRI RSA SafeTrx emergency activation


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Dobby the seal, rescued safely

When a 76kg elephant seal was discovered on Garvies Beach in Durban, bystanders realised he may be in trouble. A collaborative effort by Station 5 (Durban), uShaka Marine World and Durban Metro Police ensured he was brought to safety quickly. It can be tricky to know if beached seals need assistance, as they may simply be resting


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Fisherman rescued at Gwaing River Mouth, Pacaltsdorp, near to Herolds Bay

Metro Rescue with Bryce (in wetsuit) and Ian

SOUTHERN CAPE: At 18h54, Tuesday, 9 March, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Gwaing River Mouth, Pacaltsdorp, near to Herolds Bay.. We received a call from the Police Dive Unit, said Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness station commander. Their quick thinking to call NSRI was probably the first


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