4 injured crewman evacuated off a ship:

At 09h20, Wednesday, 07 August, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by our NSRI station doctor and EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics launched aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to rendezvous with a bulk carrier approaching Port Elizabeth with 4 Filipino crewmen onboard suffering injuries sustained reportedly when a wave broke over


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Successful search for 2 men on a RIB

At 10h56, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) received unconfirmed reports of 2 fishermen suspected to be in difficulty adrift at sea off-shore of Macassar on a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). CoCT Law Enforcement officers had located a boat washed ashore at Macassar. Local fishermen informed the Law Enforcement officers that 2 men from that boat


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Muizenberg – Surfer assisted to shore.:

Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said: At 16h14, Tuesday, 06th August, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer in difficulty and appearing to be swept out to sea at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg. The NSRI Strandfontein sea rescue craft Film Industry Fund Rescuer 1 was launched, the NSRI Simonstown sea rescue craft


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NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers chosen as finalists in the 2019 IMRF Innovation and Technology Awards:

Picture attached, by NSRI Plettenberg Bay: The Purpose Designed Rescue Stretcher with (picture centre): NSRI Plettenberg station commander, Marc Rodgers. (and picture left): the manufacturer of the rescue stretcher, Marcus van Deventer. (and picture right): NSRI Plettenberg Bay coxswain, Robbie Gibson.

Congratulations to our NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers for being chosen as finalists in the 2019 IMRF – International Maritime Rescue Federation’s Innovation and technology awards for their purpose designed rescue stretcher which was designed for coastline rock and surf patient extrication. NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander Marc Rodgers and NSRI Plettenberg Bay coxswain Robbie Gibson


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Durban – Patient evacuation off a crude oil tanker:

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 04h30, Tuesday, 06th August, NSRI Durban duty crew, accompanied by ER24 rescue paramedics, launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie to rendezvous with a Crude Oil tanker, approaching off-shore of the Port of Durban, to patient evacuate a Russian crewman, age 60, on the ship reported to


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Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation

At 17h01, Sunday, 04th August, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto Challenger and Rescue 11 Alpha following reports from a container ship, passing the coast of Port Alfred. They alerted Port Elizabeth TNPA (Transnet National Port Authority) of a whale they had


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Incidents Port Elizabeth and Camps Bay:

PORT ELIZABETH: Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 05h53, Sunday, 04 August, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to patient evacuate a 37 year old Filipino crewman suffering injuries from fall on a cargo carrier approaching Port Elizabeth and requiring evacuation of the sailor to


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1 man missing, 2 survivors from capsized canoe in Durban Port:

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: At 11h36, Friday, 02 August, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a canoe, with 3 local men onboard, capsized in the Port of Durban, between the Esplanade sandbank and Central sandbank in the channel. Our sea rescue craft Alick


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Seal and Loggerhead Turtle rescued from fishing net:

Sam Sivewright, Rob Caine and Greg Craig NSRI KOMMETJIE

Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 08h51, Wednesday, 31st July, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a seal and a Loggerhead turtle trapped in a fishing net washed ashore on the beach at Longbeach, Kommetjie. Members of the public walking along the beach had come across the two distressed


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Cape Town Golf Day

Join us for our annual Cape Town Golf Day fundraiser on Friday 6 September 2019 at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate.  To book, please contact Dean – dean@searescue.org.za or 071 684 6728. Our Golf Day driven by Mitsubishi Motors, thank you.  


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