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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

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: 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: 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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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: 10 May 2021

Base Showcase: Station 2 (Bakoven)

In the first of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 2 (Bakoven) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers.Since its establishment in ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Rescued after a rocky ordeal

When a rogue wave swept an angler off rocks east of the Gwaing River Mouth in Wilderness, it took a concerted group effort to rescue him… the fading light proving to be the most challenging obstacle.Even though it took only ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Noordhoek Beach regular swept out to sea

On 15 February, Station 26 (Kommetjie) responded to a callout involving a casualty who had been pulled out to sea by a rip current. Quick action from the Coastwatcher on duty as well as the NSRI and other rescue services ...

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