Incidents Table Bay

Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said: At 17h00, Tuesday, 01 October, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for a patient evacuation to hospital, from a Container ship approaching Table Bay, of 2 ship’s crew members, one suffering an injury and one with


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Durban – Patient evacuation off a ship:

Rescue 5 Alick Rennie/NSRI Paula Leech

Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: A 42 year old Filipino crewman of a bulk carrier has been patient evacuated from the ship off-shore of Durban this morning. NSRI Durban duty crew and Netcare 911 rescue paramedics were placed on alert late yesterday afternoon by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) to prepare to patient evacuate the


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New Station Commanders and Deputies 2019

The Station Commander Elections have been held and the new candidates will serve for the period 2019 – 2021. We would like to thank those who stand down: Quentin Botha (Table Bay), Morné Dettmer (Mykonos), Andre Fletcher (Durban), Ian Gray  (Port Elizabeth), Geoff McGregor (East London), Lyall Pringle (Hout Bay), Juan Pretorius (Port Alfred), Rhine


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Incident North of Salt Rock

Picture source: https://www.saltrockbeach.co.za/

Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said: Thoughts are with a teenager, in hospital, in a critical condition, after being rescued from the surf at Salt Rock. At 14h07, Saturday, 28th September, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress North of Salt Rock main beach in rough seas during the


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SEA RESCUE National – Safety alert:

NSRI urges public caution around the coastline this weekend following an SA Weather Service alert forecasting adverse weather around the Western Cape coastline with storm conditions, strong winds, heavy rainfall and rough sea conditions late Saturday and into Sunday. The New moon Spring tide will compound rough sea conditions brought on by the storm conditions


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La Mercy – Fatal drowning:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At 15h19, Thursday, 26th September, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at La Mercy Lagoon, North of Durban. NSRI Ballito rescue swimmers and the sea rescue craft Remax Rescuer, The SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Police K9 Search and


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Fatal drowning: Victoria Bay

Robert van Helsdingen, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said: At 16h18, Wednesday, 25th September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of three swimmers in difficulty and caught in rip currents on the Eastern side of Victoria Bay. NSRI rescue swimmers, WC Government Health EMS and ER24 ambulance services responded directly to the scene and the


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Vacancies: NSRI Rescue Swimmers: Cederberg

Water safety and rescue swimmer patrol duties at the designated beaches and dams in the Cederberg Municipal area to maintain the safety of the public. Vacancies at Lamberts Bay, Clanwilliam Dam and Elands Bay. Interviews: 20 October Training: 11 – 16 November Applicants who successfully pass the training have a potential to be hired for


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