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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 20 July 2021

Paddler assisted - Rocky Bay. Yacht Assisted - Kommetjie

ROCKY BAY: Linda Putter, NSRI Rocky Bay deputy station commander, said: At 10h45, Saturday, 17 July, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a fisherman on a paddle-ski appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Kings ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 15 July 2021

Ballito – Thursday, 15 July, 3 incidents

Sean Devine, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said: On Sunday, 11 July, at approximately 10h24, while conducting routine training exercises off-shore of Tinley Manor, our duty crew were diverted to assist a jetski, approximately 1 nautical mile off-shore of Sheffield Beach ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 25 May 2021

Yacht assisted and patient evacuation off a ship

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 15, Mossel Bay. STATION 29 ASR (Airborne Sea Rescue)Tuesday, 25 May 2021 Yacht assisted - Mossel Bay & Patient evacuation off a ship - Table bayMOSSEL BAY:Andre Fraser ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 23 May 2021

Transkei – Yacht crew rescued at sea:

Cathrine Prentis, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 10h15, Friday, 21 May, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from yacht Majimoto, that had been relayed by a fellow yachtsman to East London Port ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 21 May 2021

Weather safety alerts and incidents:

Weather Safety Alerts:NSRI encourage boaters, paddlers, sailboarders, anglers, fisherman and coastal hikers to always check SA Weather Services weather alerts when preparing to go into and around the ocean.The approaching winter weather has seen a number of cold fronts over ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 16 May 2021

Appeal to public to not set off sky lanterns

NSRI are appealing to the public to not set off sky lanterns.While also posing a fire hazard, sky lanterns, particularly when launched around the coastline, are known to give the mistaken impression of red distress flares.At 18h21, Friday, 14 May ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 15 May 2021

Vaal Dam – 2 deceased in a helicopter accident

UPDATE:On Saturday, 15 May, NSRI Vaal Dam assisted Police divers, the SA Police Services, Midvaal Fire and Rescue Services and the South African Civil Aviation Authority to recover wreckage of a Robinson 44 helicopter submerged in the the Vaal dam ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 15 May 2021

Hermanus – Fatal drowning

Andre Barnard, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:A 66 year old Cape Town man has drowned after being swept away by currents at Grotto East at the lagoon mouth, near to Hermanus.It appears that the man had been walking at the ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 11 May 2021

Kayaker suspected to be in difficulty

Jan Hofman. NSRI St Lucia station commander, said:At 13h08, Sunday, 9 May, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were alerted following reports from a concerned public member, who was at the observatory tower at iSimangaliso Park, of a yellow sea-kayak paddling ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 11 May 2021

Patient evacuation from a motor vessel deep-sea off Cape Point

On Saturday, 8 May, NSRI ASR (Airborne Sea Rescue) and AGA helicopters (Aerios Global Aviation) was tasked by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) to patient evacuate, to hospital, a 26 year old Indian crewman from a motor vessel deep-sea off-shore ...

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