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2023 12 24 Bakoven RHIB Rescue
RESCUES  | Published: 25 December 2023

Bantry Bay Tragedy: NSRI's Response to Capsized Boat

NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) appearing to be in difficulty with suspected motor mechanical failure off-shore of Queens Beach, Bantry Bay, with 4 male crew onboard. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 23 December 2023

Rescue at Vetchies Beach: Lifeguards to the Rescue

At 10h00, Saturday, 23 December, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following reports of a charter vessel, initially reported as having 12 passengers and 3 local crew, run aground on a reef just offshore of Vetchies Beach, Durban. ...

LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 21 December 2023

NSRI Lifeguards swiftly respond to drowning beyond the safety zone at Clanwilliam Dam.

At approximately 14h40, Wednesday, 20 December, NSRI lifeguards, on duty at Clanwilliam Dam main swimming area, were alerted to a drowning in progress a distance away from the lifeguard protected area, on the far side of the dam. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 21 December 2023

NSRI Plettenberg Bay Responds to Emergency at Natures Valley

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a mass drowning in progress at Natures Valley, at a beach adjacent to the lifeguard protected beach. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 19 December 2023

Hartbeespoort Dam Caution: Water hyacinth poses a serious threat to small craft

The NSRI urgently requests boaters to refrain from attempting to navigate through the water hyacinth mats at Hartbeespoort dam, which currently extend over roughly 30% of the dam. ...

2023 12 11 Milnerton PRB
RESCUES  | Published: 12 December 2023

Local Residents Rally in Rescue Efforts at Milnerton Lagoon Beach Tragedy

NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew and CoCT (City of Cape Town) water rescue network were activated following eyewitness reports of a drowning in progress at Milnerton Lagoon Beach. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 11 December 2023

Multiple Incidents Around The South African Coastline

We investigated reports of a spear fisherman overdue after a local fisherman reported his concerns after seeing the spear fisherman's vehicle still parked at Shelly Point and knowing that the man had gone spearfishing at 13h00 ...

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EVENTS  | Published: 9 December 2023

DHL Deliverer named and blessed at NSRI Table Bay

A new rescue vessel, the 14-meter Offshore Rescue Craft (ORC), DHL Deliverer, was named and blessed at a ceremony held at Sea Rescue station in the V&A Waterfront on Friday, 8 December 2023. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 8 December 2023

NSRI Lifeguards are ready for the summer season

With the summer season in full swing and warmer days beckoning beachgoers to the coast, it’s important not to let our guard down to ensure we keep ourselves and our families safe. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 8 December 2023

Tragic loss of local resident in Clifton Swimming Incident

Condolences are conveyed to family and friends of a local 58-year-old man who sadly passed away, from a suspected medical incident, at Clifton 4th Beach on Tuesday, 5 December, while swimming with friends. ...

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