Whale Shark removed from Camps Bay beach:  

CoCT (City of Cape Town) authorities were notified on Sunday afternoon that the whale shark had drifted ashore and was in shallow surf on Camps Bay beach. CoCT Solid Waste Management, in an operation coordinated by CoCT Coastal Management, removed from the whale shark from beach for disposal. Samples have been collected for scientific research. See


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Paddle Cruiser taking water: Knysna

Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said: At 06h30, Friday, 12th April, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following a request for assistance at the Featherbed Company Paddle Cruiser taking water at her moorings at the Featherbed Company jetty No lives were in any danger, the Paddle Cruiser was not manned at the time and it


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Incidents – Witbank, Plettenberg Bay, Durban:

WITBANK: Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank station commander, said: At 13h18, Saturday, 06 April, NSRI Witbank duty crew were activated following reports of 2 boats collided on Witbank Dam near to Duvha Bridge. The sea rescue craft Sea Legs was launched and Legacy ambulance services responded. On arrival on the scene we found both Bass Ski-boats on the


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Incident Port Nolloth, Kommetjie, Jeffreys Bay:

PORT NOLLOTH: Sean Nass, NSRI Port Nolloth station commander, said: At 07h00, NSRI Port Nolloth duty crew were activated following reports from Police of a small open fishing boat capsized in the surf at South Reef, Port Nolloth. The sea rescue craft Rescue 43 was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and WC Government Health EMS


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Juvenile Southern Right whale freed in a whale disentanglement operation off-shore of Sea Point: 

This is a SAWDN – South African Whale Disentanglement Network media release: At 14h38, Friday, 29th March, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports from Francois Stapelberg, of African Eagle Marine Eco Tours, aboard their tourist boat Eagle 1, reporting to have come across a whale entangled in fishing rope, fishing


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Fatal Drowning in Port Edward

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Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said: At 08h55, Friday, 22 March, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Peter Pan Beach, Port Edward. The sea rescue Rescue Runner was launched, Tower 13 lifeguards at the adjacent Kidds Beach responded, Police Search and Rescue, Med-Evac


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Plettenberg Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Three Anchor Bay:

PLETTENBERG BAY: At 13h24, Thursday, 7th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medical crew responded to The Caves, Robberg Nature Reserve, to join SA National Parks rangers (SANParks) who responded to assist a 31 year old male tourist, from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, suffering dehydration during a hike. On arrival on the scene the man was


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Incidents Port Elizabeth and Durban:  

Eikos Rescuer II NSRI Durban

PORT ELIZABETH: Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 16h00, Tuesday, 05 March, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were placed on alert following reports from a fishing trawler at fishing grounds 30 nautical miles off-shore of Port Elizabeth of a 46 year old Cape Town fisherman onboard sustained shark bite lacerations to


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