Summer Safety 2018/2019:

NSRI’s safety tips for the Summer holidays The NSRI wishes everyone a safe summer vacation and we urge the public to adopt a safety conscious mindset around coastal and inland waters. Our rule number one, for a safe experience at the beach, is to choose a beach that has Lifeguards on duty and to swim between their flags.


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A hive of activity in Richards Bay

The crew at Station 19 Richards Bay were out in full force over the weekend. Brynn Gericke wrote: “We participated in the Port Festival by putting on a display covering the righting of our training vessel Flip-it, the casualties then lit flares and put out a call for assistance which activated the Spirit of Round


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Weekend callouts around the coast

LAMBERTS BAY: Stewart Seini, Manager of NSRI’s Cederberg Municipality Water Safety Program, said: At 16h35, Saturday, 08th December, NSRI duty beach patrollers noticed a man on a jet-ski appearing to be in difficulty just off-shore of Lamberts Bay. An NSRI surf rescue swimmer, using a Malibu rescue board. paddled out to the man while the NSRI


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1 man missing and 1 man transported to hospital:

Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 10h30, Saturday, 08th December, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Nahoon Beach. We responded our NSRI rescue runner Lotto Rescuer and our sea rescue craft Spirit of DHL and NSRI rescue swimmers in our sea rescue vehicle.


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Weekend callouts in Strandfontein, Simon’s Town, Wilderness, St Lucia and Kommetjie

Left: Amore Heunis and Marilie Terblanche

Muizenberg and Fish Hoek: Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said: On Sunday, 02 December, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Film Industry Fund Rescuer One rescue runner to assist a motor boat off-shore of Muizenberg appearing to be in difficulties with a local couple and their son onboard. On arrival on


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RNLI Survival Swimming course in Zanzibar

Sea Rescue’s national water safety team leader Eoudia Erasmus is winging her way home after taking part in an intensive Survival Swimming workshop in Zanzibar as a guest of the RNLI.   For a number of years the RNLI have been training Survival Swimming Instructors how to teach survival swimming skills to children. The workshop


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Humpback whale rescued in a disentanglement operation

SAWDN – Dassen Island – Thursday, 06th December. Humpback whale rescued in a disentanglement operation: Mike Meyer, Director of Operations, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) said: At 08h45, Thursday, 06th December, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports from a fishing boat of a whale entangled in fishing line and rope off-shore of Dassen


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