Jet-skier assisted – Shelly Beach. Emergency patient evacuation off a ship – Durban

SHELLY BEACH: A jet-skier has been assisted to shore after his jet-ski engine failed. Ruahn Beattie, NSRI Shelly Beach duty coxswain, said: At 06h00, Saturday, 26 September, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following reports from Shelly Beach Control of a jet-ski in difficulty approximately 4 nautical miles offshore of Shelly Beach. Our NSRI Shelly Beach duty

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National Incidents: Thursday 24 September

Vaal Dam NSRI Harvey's Fibreglass

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Arthur Crewe, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: At 19h04, Thursday, 24 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized off-shore of Caribbean Village with multiple persons reported to be in the water and some suspected to be trapped under a capsized boat. Our NSRI auxiliary rescue

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Wilderness – Patient assisted and man caught in rip currents assisted – Victoria Bay

WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 11h04, Wednesday, 23 September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew and WC Government Health EMS were activated following reports received by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) of a local 61 year old male injured following a fall on rocks on the shoreline at Wilderness Beach. Our NSRI sea rescue

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3 incidents in and around Cape Town – Tuesday 22nd September

NSRI stations in Kommetjie, Yzerfontein and Hout Bay responded swiftly to three separate incidents on Tuesday successfully preventing 2 fishing boats and a yacht from running aground. STATION 26, KOMMETJIE: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 10h50, Tuesday, 22 September, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local fishing

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NSRI Weekend Rescues

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

SEA RESCUE – NSRI The following NSRI Stations responded to incidents around the country over the past weekend: STATION 26, Kommetjie. STATION 8, Hout Bay. STATION 10, Simonstown. STATION 4, Mykonos. STATION 5, Durban. STATION 1, Headquarters. STATION 2, Bakoven. STATION 3, Table Bay. STATION 35, Witbank.  KOMMETJIE: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:

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SEA RESCUE Magazine – Spring Issue 2020

Image Cover: Simon McDonnell

In this issue, we take you to the heart of what our volunteers do and share stories about our crew working on the Covid-19 frontline – men and women who temporarily ‘hung up their wetsuits’ to perform vital essential services in hospitals and on the road. Take a look behind the scenes at how we

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