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EVENTS  | Published: 18 December 2023

JetRib Spirit of Kenton named and blessed at Kenton-on-Sea

At 11 am on Saturday, 16 December, at the Round Table Clubhouse on Middle Beach at Kenton-on-Sea, the new NSRI JetRib Spirit of Kenton was named and blessed. ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 9 December 2023

DHL Deliverer named and blessed at NSRI Table Bay

A new rescue vessel, the 14-meter Offshore Rescue Craft (ORC), DHL Deliverer, was named and blessed at a ceremony held at Sea Rescue station in the V&A Waterfront on Friday, 8 December 2023. ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 18 October 2023

NSRI Strandfontein's new JetRIB blessed earlier this month

The official naming and blessing of the JetRib ‘Spirit of Santam,’ call sign Rescue 16 Alpha, took place at Station 16 Strandfontein on Sunday, the 8th of October 2023. ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 28 June 2023

Making waves for a cause

Over 100 swimmers took part in the inaugural Oceans8 Charity Swim in Durban this month, raising over R160 000 for the NSRI! ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 30 May 2023

Avondale La Luna Bordeaux blend certified organic wine on auction in aid of Sea Rescue

Avondale’s motto Tierra est Vita meaning ‘soil is life’ is at the very core of all that they do. Practising organic and biodynamic farming, Avondale combines technology and innovation with traditional slow methods of winemaking. The result is unique premium ...

Award winning 2018 Vin De Constance to go on auction in aid of sea rescue
EVENTS  | Published: 30 May 2023

Award winning 2018 Vin De Constance to go on auction in aid of sea rescue

Donated from Klein Constantia’s private collection and otherwise sold out, a magnum of the 2018 vintage will be up for auction at the Suikerbossie Wine & Art Fiesta on Friday 25 August 2023. Tickets for the event can be purchased ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 30 May 2023

Artist Richard Scott supports sea rescue with his golden money tree

Renowned Cape Town artist Richard Scott will she showcasing his work at the Suikerbossie Wine & Art Fiesta on 25 August 2023. The event is being held to raise funds for Station 8 Sea Rescue. The very last available print ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 5 May 2023


The blessing of a new vessel before it goes to sea is time honoured tradition and one that the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is no stranger to. Recently supporters, donors, crew, and distinguished guests gathered at NSRI Hout Bay ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 24 April 2023

Queen Mary II departs from Durban

Guests of the NSRI were recently treated to a spectacular view of this seafaring giant setting off on the next leg of her journey. ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 5 December 2022

Melkbosstrand pays tribute to lives lost

On Saturday 5 November, Station 18 (Melkbosstrand) lifeguard, sea and shore crew gathered on the beach in front of the base for their annual commemoration swim-out. We chatted to station commander Hein Köhne about the history of the event and ...

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