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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 7 June 2022

Station 50 opens!

We chatted to Station 5’s (Durban) deputy station commander, Jarrod Garber, about why it was important to set up an Umhlanga satellite station. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 7 June 2022

Base Showcase: Station 14 (Plettenberg Bay)

In the 12th of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 14 (Plettenberg Bay) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 16 May 2022

Base Showcase: Station 12 (Knysna)

In the 11th of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 12 (Knysna) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 25 April 2022

OVERBERG - YOU HAVE THE FIRST EVER OFFSHORE SEARCH & RESCUE BOAT BUILT ENTIRELY IN SA

The Overberg region is known for its beautiful beaches, which are frequently enjoyed by locals as well as those who visit the area. With this mind, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has equipped their rescue station in Hermanus (Station ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 20 April 2022

Umhlanga's new rescue base is ready for duty

The Umhlanga coastline is characterised by long stretches of sandy beaches that are very popular within and around the area. They are predominantly used by locals as well as holiday makers who come down to the coast. In addition to ...

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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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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 31 January 2022

The Station 17 Hermanus ORC is home!

At the end of 2021, crew from Station 17 (Hermanus) sailed their brand-new 14.8m offshore rescue vessel (ORC) from Cape Town Harbour to Hermanus, accompanied for part of the journey by the NSRI’s executive director of capital projects Mark Hughes. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 6 December 2021

GQEBERHA HAS A NEW AUXILIARY BASE

The coastline area between Port Elizabeth harbour and Jeffreys Bay is a multifunctional area, that predominantly has sandy beaches. These beaches are not only frequently used by beachgoers, but by fisherman as well as ski boat users. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 28 September 2021

Base Showcase: Station 5 (Durban)

In the fourth of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 5 (Durban) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 31 August 2021

Base Showcase: Station 4 (Mykonos)

In the third of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 4 (Mykonos) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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