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TRAINING  | Published: 24 February 2022

NSRI training: Creating strong foundations

The NSRI firmly believes that the old adage “knowledge is power” is one to live by. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 24 February 2022

A remarkable series of events

As a former professional and volunteer lifeguard, Franswa Fernandez is no stranger to helping people in trouble on the water, but on that hot Saturday morning, he saved a life using a Pink Rescue Buoy that had been installed less ...

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TRAINING  | Published: 24 February 2022

Training – far and away

Every two years, NSRI Training Manager Graeme Harding travels to St Helena in the mid-Atlantic to conduct training with the St Helena Sea Rescue Service. It’s a time he relishes, not only in terms of doing what he loves, but ...

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 | Published: 24 February 2022

Mitsubishi: The driving force behind the NSRI

When every minute counts, it’s important that the NSRI’s teams know that they have a vehicle that they can rely on. Enter Mitsubishi, who have been our partners for more than 20 years. ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 24 February 2022

Keeping our kids safe

A Learn-to-Swim programme was recently launched at Athlone swimming pool by the City of Cape Town, in partnership with the NSRI’s Drowning Prevention unit. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 24 February 2022

Unbridled bravery in Port Nolloth rescue

Whenever someone is in distress in or on South African waters, the NSRI will lend a hand – even if the individual in question offers them a hoof in return. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 24 February 2022

Growing NSRI’s footprint

We chatted to Operations Manager Bruce Sandmann to find out more about what it takes to establish an NSRI rescue base. ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 24 February 2022

Base Showcase: Station 10 (Simon’s Town)

In the ninth of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 10 (Simon’s Town) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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WHALE RESCUE  | Published: 4 February 2022

2 whales assisted in 2 disentanglement operations in the West Coast

NSRI Yzerfontein launched the sea rescue craft Rescue 34, accompanied by SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers, following eye-witness reports of a whale entangled in fishing rope lines in the vicinity South of Dassen Island on the West Coast. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 3 February 2022

Orange River – Wild Horses assisted to safety

At 05h00, Wednesday, 2 February, NSRI Port Nolloth duty crew prepared our sea rescue craft Vodacom Rescuer 2 which we towed to the Orange River, Richtersveld near to Alexander Bay, to assist "Have a Heart" and "Network for Animals" to ...

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