How a Simon’s Town teacher helped found the NSRI

President of the Society of Master Mariners of South Africa Captain John Payne and Miss Patti Price hold certificates presented by then State President Jim Fouche. On the far right is the NSRI’s founding chairman Mr Pat O'Sullivan

If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, then Patti Price is the woman who launched a rescue service. Here is the fascinating story. The NSRI celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. It was a year that was peppered with commemorative events at almost every station around the country, as volunteer


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Our crews need kit: how you can help

Almost 1 300 NSRI volunteers provide essential services at 41 inland and coastal rescue bases across South Africa. Here’s how your donation could help them save lives. In order to do their work safely in even the toughest conditions, NSRI crew members – all of whom are unpaid volunteers – must have personal protective equipment


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