Sailor medivaced off bulk carrier

Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: At 11h19, Saturday, 04 May, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a bulk carrier in Table Bay reporting a crewman on board suffering a dislocated shoulder. The sea rescue craft Spirit of


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Weekend rescues

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 10h06, Sunday, 05 May, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a small dog suspected to be trapped in a crevasse among rocks on the Kleinmond coastline. Our sea rescue vehicle responded, and on arrival on the scene, our NSRI rescue swimmers searched


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A RESCUE – National – Sunday, 28th April. Incidents: St Lucia, Kleinmond, Betties Bay, Port Elizabeth, Long Beach Kommetjie, Scarborough, St Helena Bay.:

ST LUCIA: Jan Hoffman, NSRI St Lucia station commander, said: At 15h09, Saturday, 27th April, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports of a free dive spear fisherman missing off-shore of Cape Vidal. Our Discovery Rescue Runner was towed to Cape Vidal and launched. We rendezvoused with the crew of a dive boat


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Incidents at Kleinmond, Port Elizabeth and Witbank

Sealegs, Witbank Dam

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: On Thursday morning, at 11h55, 11th April, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a person in difficulty in the surf at Kleinmond main beach. Our NSRI rescue swimmers responded to the scene where we found a retired Johannesburg Dominee, now living in Kleinmond, had


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Incidents at Rocky Bay, KZN and Camps Bay and earlier this week in Lambert’s Bay

Picture: Richard Epstein

ROCKY BAY: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 12h13, Saturday, 13th April, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports of people in distress in the surf caught in rip currents at Rocky Bay. We dispatched NSRI rescue swimmers and Ethekwini Municipal Lifesaving lifeguards from Scottsburgh and Med-Evac ambulance services responded.


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Port Elizabeth –Fisherman deceased

Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 10h47, Saturday, 23rd March, NSRI Port Elizabeth were activated following reports of a fisherman in difficulty among rocks in the surf at Lookout near to Noordhoek. Police Control had received the call and alerted EC Government Health EMS, NSRI Port Elizabeth and the NMB (Nelson Mandela


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Incidents at Hartbeespoort Dam and Gordons Bay

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Rod Pitter, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: During the late afternoon of Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam crew members Arthur Crewe and his son Keagan, out on the dam in their private boat, came across a capsized jet-ski, semi-submerged in the middle of the dam. Following a brief search they located


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