Summer Safety 2018/2019:

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays The NSRI wishes everyone a safe summer vacation and we urge the public to adopt a safety conscious mindset around coastal and inland waters. Our rule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that has Lifeguards on duty and to swim between their flags.


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Humpback whale rescued in a disentanglement operation

SAWDN – Dassen Island – Thursday, 06th December. Humpback whale rescued in a disentanglement operation: Mike Meyer, Director of Operations, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) said: At 08h45, Thursday, 06th December, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports from a fishing boat of a whale entangled in fishing line and rope off-shore of Dassen


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East London: 2 Men missing in the surf

NSRI East London Lotto Rescue Runner

Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 15h30, Thursday, 06th December, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Eastern Beach. The sea rescue craft Lotto Rescue Runner was launched and our sea rescue vehicle with NSRI rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services K-9 Search and


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National – Weekend Incidents

RICHARDS BAY: Manie Le Roux, NSRI Richards Bay deputy station commander, said: At 15h32, Saturday, 01 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at the commercial jetty at Naval Island, Richards Bay. The sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and Police Search


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Teenager drowns – Kleinmond. 2 fishing boats assisted, Cape Point:

NSRI Hout Bay Nadine Gordimer.

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 16h15, Monday, 19th November, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning at Kleinmond Lagoon. NSRI rescue swimmers, Overberg Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS, EMR ambulance service and the SA Police Services responded. On arrival on the scene a 16


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Weekend Incidents

CAPE VIDAL: Rick Stadler, NSRI St Lucia deputy station commander, said: At 09h00, Saturday, 17th November, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports of a Skivee (open fishing boat) capsized in the surf at Cape Vidal. NSRI St Lucia, on a routine training exercise in the area, reacted immediately and responded. Ezemvelo KZN


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National Incidents

Spirit of Vodacom in Table Bay on her way back to base. Picture: Dr Q Botha / NSRI

GEORGE: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 13h59, Friday, 09th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted following unconfirmed reports of an aircraft suspected to have ditched in the sea at Victoria Bay, George. WC Government Health EMS Control dispatched the AMS/EMS Skymed rescue helicopter and NSRI Wilderness duty crew launched sea


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