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NSRI Melkbosstrand
RESCUES  | Published: 21 July 2024

An angler missing after reportedly being swept off rocks by a wave

Terence Lawson, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty coxswain, said: At 15h02, Saturday, 20 July, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew and the CoCT (City of Cape Town) water rescue network was activated following eyewitness reports of a fisherman washed off rocks at Small Bay, Bloubergstrand. ...

Stn 5 Durban med evac
RESCUES  | Published: 18 July 2024

A Filipino injured male medically evacuated off a ship

Roy Wienand, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 17h00, Tuesday, 16 July, NSRI Durban duty crew and Netcare 911 ambulance services, were alerted to prepare our NSRI rescue craft, MEX (Maritime Extrication) crew and Netcare 911 rescue paramedics, following a ...

Stn 5 Durban Medivac
RESCUES  | Published: 15 July 2024

An injured seafarer medically evacuated off a ship.

Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: At approximately 09h00, Saturday, 13 July, NSRI Durban received notification of a pending medical evacuation due to be carried out from a bulk carrier motor vessel that heading towards Durban from deep sea. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 9 July 2024

Injured Seafarer Evacuated from Storm-Battered Vessel in False Bay

On July 7, NSRI and EMS teams executed a daring rescue of a 27-year-old injured seafarer from the vessel Rio Grande Express off False Bay. Despite severe storm conditions, the patient was safely evacuated and transported to the hospital. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 9 July 2024

NSRI Richards Bay rescues man blown off course during rowing training

During a routine exercise on July 6, NSRI rescued Botswana rower Marc Germiquet off Richards Bay. Training for the "World’s Toughest Row," he requested assistance due to unexpected winds. Safely towed to shore, he joined the NSRI team for rugby ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 5 July 2024

A Maritime Medical Evacuation

3 July, NSRI Durban duty crew and Netcare 911 ambulance services were activated by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) following a request from MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) to evacuate a 25 year old male Filipino seafarer with a medical ...

Station 6 Gqeberha
RESCUES  | Published: 28 June 2024

A seafarer has sadly passed away

Jonathan Tufts, NSRI Gqeberha deputy station commander, said: A 39-year-old Sri Lankan male seafarer has sadly passed away despite extensive efforts, by NSRI Gqeberha and EC Government Health EMS paramedics, to save the man’s life. ...

Nsri wilderness
RESCUES  | Published: 27 June 2024

Multiple incidents across the Southern Cape and West Coast

Several incidents took place across the Southern Cape including Wilderness, Port Alfred, Storms River and Saldanha Bay. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 27 June 2024

Dramatic rescue at Port St Francis: Local fishermen save man from drowning

On June 3rd, local fishermen Buchanan Breytenbach and Shorts Richardson heroically saved a man swept off the St Francis harbour wall by a massive wave. Their quick actions, supported by the NSRI, prevented a tragedy. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 21 June 2024

NSRI Hermanus responds to child in water emergency

At 12h57, Thursday, 20 June, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following eyewitness reports of a drowning in progress at Skulphoek, Hermanus. ...

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