NSRI Safety Alert:

NSRI safety alert: National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) are appealing for public caution around the coast as we are now in the full moon Spring tide phase which peaks on Sunday, 5 July, bringing higher than normal Spring high tides and lower than normal Spring low tides persisting towards the end of next week and caution


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YOUTH MONTH: MATRIC LEARNER INSPIRED TO SAVE LIVES

Adrian Fransman, 18, volunteer at NSRI Station 39, Rocky Bay

Youth, be the best version of yourself. One of the NSRI’s youngest volunteers, Adrian Fransman is still in Grade 12 and helps to save lives on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. “I love that quick burst of adrenaline that runs through your veins when the phone rings, followed by donning your full PPE, the coxswain briefs the


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01 July – Fishing trawler assisted

Geoff Stephens, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 11h09, Wednesday, 01 July, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local fishing trawler reporting engine failure approximately 7 nautical miles off-shore of Llandudno. The NSRI Bakoven sea rescue craft, that was being prepared by NSRI Bakoven crew to be moved from


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YOUTH MONTH: INLAND SEA RESCUE VOLUNTEER FIT FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Jivan Shunmoogam, 30, crew member at NSRI Station 27, Gauteng

South Africa’s youth should be active within their communities Jivan Shunmoogam is stationed at the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) base 27 in Gauteng where he does service as one of the rescue crew. The NSRI is frequently seen carrying out ocean-based rescues and other operations but the volunteer rescue organisation is equally at home


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YOUTH MONTH: SAVING LIVES IS IN HER BLOOD

Jamie Potgieter, 21, volunteer at NSRI Station 27, Gauteng

South African youth need to stand together to make our country a better place to live For Jamie Potgieter, being an NSRI volunteer is about working with children while saving lives. The 21-year-old Junior Academy Coordinator and Trainee Coxwain is based at NSRI Station 27 Gauteng and has volunteered for six years, doing close to


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YOUTH MONTH: A DEEP FEAR OF THE WATER HAS NOT STOPPED YOUNG NSRI CREW MEMBER

Alicha Janse van Rensburg, 22, crew member at NSRI Station 15, Mossel Bay

No matter our nationality, we are all trying to better ourselves and be part of a better South Africa “This will probably come as a surprise to everyone, but I’m terrified of water,” said National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) NSRI crew member volunteer Alicha Janse van Rensburg. “Since I was little, I have been scared


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YOUTH MONTH: NEVER A DULL MOMENT FOR SA’S YOUNGEST NSRI STATION COMMANDER

Jonathan Kellermann, 24, NSRI Station 5 Durban Station Commander

Durban, one of NSRI’s founding stations has significant history and rescue experience While Jonathan Kellermann, Station Commander for National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Station 5 in Durban says his interest in the ocean and boating is what first got him to the volunteer organisation’s door, it is his passion for the people on the station


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YOUTH MONTH: KZN VOLUNTEER USING HIS SKILLS TO SAVE LIVES

Kwenza Majola, volunteer at NSRI Station 5, Durban

South African youth must use their talents to do positive things for communities The COVID-19 pandemic put Kwenza Majola’s dreams of developing himself and putting his swimming and lifesaving talents to good use, all while contributing towards the vision and mission of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), on hold, but his enthusiasm for the


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NSRI National Safety Alert

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) have predicted unusual wave periods for tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 June, which may result in relatively large powerful waves in between smaller waves.  Because of this predicted unusual wave period a quick glance at the sea during a lull in waves may not reveal the hidden danger of a larger wave that may


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