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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 28 September 2021

Meet the Mays from Station 21 (St Francis)

The Mays are perhaps unique in the NSRI family, as currently all four family members, including two teenage children, are volunteering at Station 21 (St Francis Bay). Loyalty, kindness, a willingness to learn and grow seem to run in this ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 28 September 2021

Coxswain training: Just do it!

When out on a rescue, a coxswain needs to be able to lead their crew seamlessly and without hesitation. ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | 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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VOLUNTEERS  | 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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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 31 August 2021

Meet Cara and Jazmynn Eksteen from Station 5 (Durban)

It’s often been said that NSRI volunteers regard each other as family. There’s a closeness that develops while training and on callouts, especially, when crew need to look out for each other as well as the casualties they are helping ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 31 August 2021

Meet the Shamleys from Station 21 (St Francis)

Pat, Clive and Garth Shamley share their experiences of volunteering together at Station 21 (St Francis Bay). ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 23 July 2021

A rescue swimmer’s perspective

A recent callout involving a yacht run aground at Robben Island shows the invaluable role rescue swimmers play in the NSRI’s rescue operations. ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 22 July 2021

Meet the Van Stadens from Station 12 (Knysna)

In the second of our family stories, we chatted to dad Chris and brothers Marc and Grant van Staden, who between them have 69 years of experience at Station 12 (Knysna). ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | Published: 22 July 2021

Meet Janine and Stacey Rudolph from Station 5 (Durban)

It’s often been said that NSRI volunteers regard each other as family. There’s a closeness that develops while training and on callouts, especially, when crew need to look out for each other as well as the casualties they are helping ...

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VOLUNTEERS  | 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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