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RESCUE  | Published: 27 October 2023

Gratitude in waves

On Thursday, 21 September, visiting Gautenger Louis Eksteen ran into difficulty while paddling off the coast in False Bay. Thankfully, his SafeTRX app activation allowed the NSRI to rescue him before he could come to any harm. Here, he shares ...

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NEWS  | Published: 27 October 2023

Thrills, spills and dusty grills

Off-road enthusiasts were treated to an exclusive once-a-year treat as Koeberg Nature Reserve opened its gates for the annual NSRI 4x4 fundraising event for Station 18 (Melkbosstrand). ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 27 October 2023

Survival Swimming season is here

The NSRI’s free Survival Swimming classes will be equipping children and adults with lifesaving skills around the country this summer. Read on to find a class near you… ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 23 October 2023

NSRI Mossel Bay assists with flood evacuation at the Geelbek Vlei River near Brandwacht

The NSRI Mossel Bay duty team received an activation call after Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services requested assistance for a group of stranded employees from a nearby company. ...

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AWARDS  | Published: 18 October 2023

Another IMRF award for NSRI's Beach Safety Camera Network Project

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is delighted to announce its remarkable achievement of securing second place in this year’s International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards - Innovation and Technology category for its ground-breaking Beach Safety Camera Network Project. ...

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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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RESCUES  | Published: 17 October 2023

Fisherman's Medical Emergency

Just after 04h00, Sunday, 15 October, NSRI were alerted to a 73 year old fisherman on a fishing boat suffering a medical complaint deep-sea off-shore between Agulhas and Hermanus. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 16 October 2023

CPR efforts in Port Edward and Margate Drowning Rescue

PORT EDWARD: Tokkie Livingstone, NSRI Port Edward deputy station commander, said: At 12h35, Friday, 13 October, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following reports of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts in progress at TO Strand, Main Beach, Port Edward. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 16 October 2023

NSRI Gqeberha rescues beached dolphin and swimmer within minutes of each other.

Kevin Warren, NSRI Gqeberha duty coxswain, said: On Saturday, 14 October, at 14h08, NSRI Gqeberha STATION 6 were activated to respond to Sardinia Bay to assist Bayworld at a scene where a dolphin beached. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 13 October 2023

Tragic Incident after Fishing Boat Capsizes near Soetwater

SOETWATER: Dave Smith, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: NSRI Kommetjie STATION 26 duty crew were alerted at 08h13, Thursday, 12 October, to reports of a RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) with motor mechanical failure offshore of the Crayfish Factory, near to Kommetjie. ...

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