The NSRI provides an essential rescue service to water users who find themselves in difficulty on South African coastal and inland waters. Manned entirely by volunteer crew we are the only nation-wide service of its kind, operating 24/7 and 365 days of the year.
South Africa has a vast array of water users who, for us, are people first. Each life lost means a family and a community in distress. By saving lives, we change lives and create futures.
Sea Rescue volunteers are on call 24/7. Our 42 (and growing) bases cover 3 000km of coastline and five inland dams in eight of the nine provinces. We are equipped with surf, inshore and offshore rescue craft and will respond to individuals in distress, and emergencies involving the maritime industry and ocean sports sector.
Through volunteer dedication and manhours spent training in a multitude of rescue scenarios, countless lives have been saved on South African waters.
Help us save lives on South African waters.
Everyone has a part to play in keeping communities safe. You can support our endeavours to save lives on South African waters by:
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations, however minimal, to support our water-safety and rescue efforts
A day of crayfishing on the 2nd April 2021 turned into a nail-biting rescue mission for three brave men at Rooi Els in the Western Cape recently.
When reports came flooding in that a dog was in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam struggling to make her way to shore, Station 25 (Hartbeespoort Dam) wasted no time in launching to find and save her.
Junre Marais, NSRI Yzerfontein duty commander, said:At 18h07, Sunday, 18 July, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew were activated following reports of a jetskier knocked off his jetski by a wave and appearing unable to get back onto his jetski off-shore of ...