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Hartbeespoort Dam
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. ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 30 March 2022

Surfskiers rescued in Smitswinkel Bay

At 12h53, Monday, 28 March, NSRI Simon's Town duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a surfski rolling in heavy surf approximately half a nautical mile off-shore and appearing to have no signs of any person or persons at ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 5 December 2021

NSRI safety appeal and incidents around the coastline and at Hartbeespoort Dam:

NSRI are appealing to the public, bathers, boaters, paddlers and sail boarders, to have a safety conscious approach when in and around coastal and inland water ways. Home swimming pools should always have secure safety barriers and children should be ...

NSRI Landing Page
RSA SAFETRX  | Published: 29 November 2021

SafeTRX: Your waterborne guardian angel

Imagine being out swimming or paddling and finding yourself in danger, with no way of contacting anyone for help? This is the situation that the NSRI hopes to prevent with the SafeTRX app. ...

RESCUES  | Published: 2 September 2021

NSRI Safety Alert. Incidents at Wilderness, Simon's Town, Yzerfontein and KZN North Coast

With Spring approaching NSRI are appealing to the public to be cautious in and around water. Weather conditions are improving as we head towards warmer weather but Winter sea conditions, with rough seas, strong winds and often stormy conditions prevail. ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 29 July 2021


NSRI are appealing to surfskiers, fishermen on sea-kayaks and anyone launching any kind of craft to go to sea to download and use the free NSRI RSA SafeTrx smart phone application. ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Learning what we can from tragedy

Rob Mousley recounts the events from late February when a paddler was reported missing after going for his usual morning paddle… and the lessons that can be learnt from the ensuing tragedy. Accident reports are easy to write when the ...

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FUNDRAISING  | Published: 11 March 2021

Grateful thanks to an “old friend” and now Platinum Partner, Vodacom

Vodacom has travelled a long road with the NSRI. We take a look back to when the journey started and how the company has supported Sea Rescue for more than two decades.NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson has an overwhelming response ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 3 January 2021

Safety appeal and Incidents responded to

NSRI Safety Appeal:NSRI are appealing to paddlers and sailboarders making use of recent strong winds to practice their extreme sports to have safety measures in place prior to launching.Wear appropriate brightly colored neon gear for the anticipated conditions and wear ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 29 December 2020

National – Water Safety Alert and incidents:

NSRI SAFETY ALERT:With New Years now upon us and during the coming weekend after New Years Eve NSRI are appealing to the public to be safe in and around water.This safety alert comes after multiple incidents were attended to by ...

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