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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 22 July 2021

Base Showcase: Station 3 (Table Bay)

In the second of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 3 (Table Bay) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 10 May 2021

Discover the NSRI’s inland bases: Station 25 Hartbeespoort Dam

We’re called Sea Rescue, so you might be surprised to learn that NSRI rescue stations have also been extended to five major inland dams, including Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province. Affectionately known as ‘Harties’, this playground for water-sport lovers ...

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RESCUE BASES  | 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 BASES  | Published: 19 April 2021

Simon's Town abuzz with excitement as NSRI’s new Search and Rescue (SAR) Vessel - The Donna Nicholas - begins her maiden voyage home

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia Release – immediate19th April 2021Simon's Town abuzz with excitement as NSRI’s new Search and Rescue (SAR) Vessel - The Donna Nicholas - begins her maiden voyage homeThe National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) second Offshore Rescue Craft ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 11 March 2021

Golden Jubilee commemorative book for Mossel Bay

Station 15 (Mossel Bay) celebrates its 50th anniversary on 1 May 2021. It’s a significant milestone that is being commemorated with the publication of what promises to be an exciting, emotional and personally charged collection of stories about the station’s ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 11 March 2021

Discover the NSRI’s inland bases: Theewaterskloof, Station 38

While the vast majority of NSRI work takes place along South Africa’s coastline, rescue stations have also been extended to five major inland dams where water sports are popular. Theewaterskloof, the largest dam in the Western Cape Water Supply System ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 11 November 2020

Meet the lifeguard volunteer

Paul Makupula, 31, is a senior lifeguard with the Kouga Local Municipality and joined Station 37 (Jeffreys Bay) two years ago. He lives in JBay with his wife, who works as an admin officer at the municipality. Paul tells us ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 11 November 2020

More about NSRI’s inland bases – Station 22 (Vaal Dam)

You’d be forgiven for being a little nonplussed to learn that the NSRI has five inland stations. It is, after all, an institution based on sea rescue. But where there is a large body of water, there is a need ...

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