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TRAINING  | Published: 23 July 2021

Whale disentanglement training

One of the key pillars of the NSRI is care of the environment, and this includes our ocean’s animal and bird life. Our crews are actively involved in whale disentanglements, but these intricate – and often high-risk – operations require ...

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DROWNING PREVENTION  | Published: 22 July 2021

NSRI call to action - “it's time to teach our children water safety at school”

The NSRI on Tuesday, 20th July 2021 issued a call to action to the Basic Education Department to include water safety, swimming and first aid lessons as part of the school curriculum - following the United Nations Resolution on Drowning Prevention. ...

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DROWNING PREVENTION  | Published: 22 July 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day inaugurated

The NSRI welcomes the inauguration of World Drowning Prevention Day on 25 July as part of the United Nation’s resolution on drowning prevention. ...

VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 22 July 2021

Meet the Van Stadens from Station 12 (Knysna)

In the second of our family stories, we chatted to dad Chris and brothers Marc and Grant van Staden, who between them have 69 years of experience at Station 12 (Knysna). ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 22 July 2021

Meet Janine and Stacey Rudolph from Station 5 (Durban)

It’s often been said that NSRI volunteers regard each other as family. There’s a closeness that develops while training and on callouts, especially, when crew need to look out for each other as well as the casualties they are helping ...

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AWARDS  | Published: 22 July 2021

Kudos to Platinum Partner I&J

Our grateful thanks to I&J for their ongoing support. ...

RESCUE BASES  | Published: 22 July 2021

Base Showcase: Station 3 (Table Bay)

In the second of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 3 (Table Bay) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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VACANCIES  | Published: 20 July 2021

Vacancy: Fundraising & Marketing Administration Assistant

The National Sea Rescue Institute is looking for an energetic, committed person to join the marketing and fundraising team in an administrative support role, based at their head office in Milnerton, Cape Town. The position will be responsible for receiving ...

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RESCUE  | Published: 19 July 2021

Jetskier assisted in Yzerfontein

Junre Marais, NSRI Yzerfontein duty commander, said:At 18h07, Sunday, 18 July, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew were activated following reports of a jetskier knocked off his jetski by a wave and appearing unable to get back onto his jetski off-shore of ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 19 July 2021

Female who slipped off rocks at Bakoven rescued by Good Samaritans:

David Rosenberg, NSRI Bakoven deputy station commander, said:At 14h19, Sunday, 18 July, NSRI Bakoven duty crew and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Bakoven.Off-duty Clifton Lifesaving ...

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