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RESCUES  | Published: 4 March 2024

Urgent medical situation of a local adult female onboard a cruise liner.

Norman Rautenbach, NSRI Richards Bay deputy station commander, said: At 00h45, Saturday, 2 March, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports from MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of a medical emergency of a local adult female onboard a ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 4 March 2024

A local dive charter boat on the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, with injured divers onboard.

At around 10h08, Saturday, 2 March, the CoCT water rescue network was alerted by ER24 ambulance services of a local dive charter boat headed towards OPBC (Oceana Power Boat Club) from Oudekraal, on the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, with injured ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 4 March 2024

2 Local Fisherman in difficulty after their boat capsized close in-shore at Lamberts Bay

Avril Mocke, NSRI Lamberts Bay station commander, said: At 16h30, Saturday, 2 March, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following reports of 2 local fisherman in difficulty after their boat capsized close in-shore at a small Bay at Lamberts Bay. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 4 March 2024

NSRI Shelly Beach Rescue a Sea Turtle in Distress

Gary Wolmarans, NSRI Shelly Beach station commander, said: At 18h08, Saturday, 2 March, NSRI Shelly Beach crew responded to St Michaels Beach following eyewitness reports, from C-Bali restaurant staff, of a sea turtle stranded and appearing to be injured. ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 February 2024

World Whale Day

Sunday, 18 February, was World Whale Day, a day to honour these majestic aquatic animals, which play a vital role in the ecosystem. NSRI regularly assists whales in distress, whether beached or entangled in fishing nets and recently assisted two ...

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 | Published: 27 February 2024

A race against the wind

Cape weather can change in a heartbeat, as a SUP paddler soon discovered when he was swept out to sea on 18 January near Rooi Els. Thankfully, he was rescued, despite forgetting to switch on his SafeTRX app. ...

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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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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 February 2024

WATCH: Trapped sunfish gets second chance

NSRI swimmers and marine wildlife specialists from Two Oceans Aquarium teamed up to assist a trapped sunfish in Bantry Bay earlier this year. ...

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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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NEWS  | Published: 27 February 2024

Base showcase: Station 35 (Witbank)

Watching over the largest municipal dam in South Africa, this dedicated station celebrates 10 years of service this year. ...

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