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NEWS  | Published: 19 May 2024

Photo of the month

Send us your favourite photograph of NSRI people doing what we do, and you could win an NSRI shop voucher worth R250! ...

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NEWS  | Published: 19 May 2024

Mayday! Mayday!

Find out how a novel advertising campaign by popular fast food chain KFC led (initially) to public confusion and then to a R50 000 donation to the NSRI… ...

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NEWS  | Published: 19 May 2024

Retire in peace, servant of the sea…

Station 6 (Gqeberha) crew and the NSRI bid a poignant farewell to the beloved vessel ‘Spirit of Toft’, who has been with the NSRI since 1998 – and welcome their highly-anticipated new ORC. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 26 April 2024

S.O.S: Behind the scenes of the NSRI’s at-sea medical evacuations

There is a lot more to the NSRI’s services than water sport and rip current rescues. They also play a vital role in at-sea medical evacuations. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 26 April 2024

Gone, but not forgotten: The NSRI’s base in Walvis Bay

In the course of conducting research for his memoir, John Fourie – a founding member of the NSRI’s long-defunct Walvis Bay station – has unearthed some fascinating history in the institute’s archives, ensuring this extraordinary station is not forgotten. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 March 2024

Celebrating seals!

Seals in the wild are charming, fascinating, often misunderstood and sometimes dangerous marine animals if they feel threatened. In honour of International Day of the Seal on 22 March, we asked experts from the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation’s Marine Wildlife ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 March 2024

Kiwis embrace PRE

New Zealand is fast-tracking the roll-out of public rescue equipment, proven to save lives – inspired by the NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoy programme. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 March 2024

Ice-cold courage

On 5 February, NSRI volunteer Stephen Hunt was the 8th person ever to complete the 25km swim around Robben Island, raising R20 000 for charity in the process. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 February 2024

St Helena Bay latest base to receive JetRIB

A newly formed satellite station to the NSRI’s Mykonos base on the West Coast recently received its very first JetRIB, a ground-breaking vessel that will boost rescue capacity in the area. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 February 2024

Honouring excellence in Drowning Prevention

The NSRI’s Drowning Prevention department recently celebrated the conclusion of its annual summit in Durban on 1 February. ...

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