3rd and 4th April 2020 incidents

GORDONS BAY: Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said: At 19h30, Friday, 03 April, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries inspector of a suspected scuba dive cylinder floating in the water just off-shore of Gordons Bay harbour. We launched our rescue runner Boetie Woltemade


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We remain fully operational during this time

NATIONAL: NSRI remains fully operational and in service to respond to emergencies during the Covid-19 lockdown. The sea rescue emergency number – National 112 from your cellphone and 087 094-9774. Sea Rescue local emergency numbers are posted on the NSRI home page www.searescue.org.za All precautions and protocols as directed by the Department of Health are


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Thursday, 02 April incidents

STILL BAY: Nadine Hansen, NSRI Still Bay duty controller, said: At 16h00, Thursday, 02 April, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a fishing trawler. The trawler required mechanical parts for repairs. Arrangements had been made for mechanics to deliver the required parts and on the arrival of the


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Patient evacuation off the Queen Mary 2

Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 17h10, Thursday, 02 April, NSRI Port Elizabeth, NSRI East London and NSRI Durban were placed on alert following reports from MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of a 58-year-old British man, suffering a medical condition, requiring medical evacuation off the Queen Mary 2. (not Covid19 related) A WC


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NSRI assist in a search

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said: At 19h00, Tuesday, 31st March, NSRI Wilderness initiated a search for a local father and daughter, age 34 and 11, along the Silver River, inland of Wilderness. The man’s sister called NSRI reporting that they had gone camping in a remote area to wait out the lockdown and


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Incidents: Vaal Dam, Hermanus, PE

VAAL DAM: Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 16h20 on Wednesday, 25 March, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated by a local eye-witness reporting a vessel taking on water at Groot Island after it appeared waves had crashed over the stern of the boat causing her to submerge under water. We


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Kommetjie – Tuesday, 24th March. Juvenile whale assisted in disentanglement operation:

Ian Klopper, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) team leader, said: SAWDN (South African Whale Disentanglement Network) volunteers were alerted at 16h26, Tuesday, 24th March, following reports of a whale dragging a buoy and rope in the vicinity of Kommetjie approximately 1.5 nautical miles North West of the Slangkop lighthouse. The report came from a local fishing vessel heading


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