Still Bay – Thursday, 6 August. 2 Incidents

Jean du Plessis, NSRI Still Bay station commander, said: At 14h26, Thursday, 6 August, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty approximately 500 meters off-shore of Still Bay harbour and eye-witnesses confirmed that he being swept out to sea. Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue base and the


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Turtle Rescued from Strand Beach

NSRI Gordon’s Bay crewman Kyle Burns with the Hawksbill sea turtle at Strand beach

An injured Hawksbill sea turtle, found on Strand Beach was rescued on Wednesday. Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said: At 08h17, Wednesday, 5 August, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated to assist at Strand Beach where a sea turtle was located, appearing to be injured on the beach. On arrival on the


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WOMEN’S MONTH: NSRI WOMEN SAVING LIVES ON WOMEN’S DAY

CAPTION (left to right): Charnelle Hare, Faatin Samodien, Keena Swartbooi, Michaela Leo, Toni Zill, Bilqees Kyzer and Nicky Whitehead (in front). Photograph credit to Simon McDonnell

Sunday 9 August is celebrated as Women’s Day in South Africa but it is also duty day at the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) base in Strandfontein in Cape Town and that is where you will find most of the women of Station 16 – on duty. “This is what we do,” came the reply


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Fisherman deceased following boating accident

At 19h01, Tuesday, 12th May, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports from WC Government Health EMS of a man in difficulties on a small boat off-shore of Mosselbank, Paternoster. NSRI Mykonos dispatched a sea rescue vehicle, towing the sea rescue craft Spirit of Rotary – East London, and NSRI Mykonos rescue swimmers, the


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