Incidents at Umkomaas, Shelly Beach, Mossel Bay:

UMKOMAAS: Correction: Keryn van der Walt was not the skipper of the dive charter boat at the time – but contributed to the media statement as Spokesperson for Agulhas House… Corrected media statement below…. At 07h13, Friday, 08th December, the Agulhas House charter craft Agulhas 3 capsized while launching from Umkomaas for a scuba diving trip to Aliwal


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Two sailors die despite medivac from ship

Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 16h00 on Wednesday the 20th of September, NSRI East London were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority following reports of 2 sailors requiring urgent patient evacuation off the bulk carrier Agios Fanourios, 92 nautical miles East of East London and sailing from Abijan to Durban. The 2


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Incidents in Witsand, Plettenberg Bay and Table Bay

WITSAND: Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort station commander, said: At 08h30 on Wednesday the 30th of August, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated to assist SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) who were investigating reports of a suspected chemical fluid spillage between the Breede River Mouth and Takheining (a well known fishing area). On


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Missing jet-skier found safe

At 13h03, Friday, 14th April, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a jet-skier overdue and suspected to be missing off Dwarskersbos near to Port Owen. The Sea Rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II was towed to Port Owen and launched. Our NSRI shore crew and the SA Police Services


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4 trapped by high tide rescued off rocks

  At 16h28, Saturday, 04th March, NSRI Bakoven, NSRI Table Bay and the NSRI ASR (Air Sea Rescue) duty crews were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eye-witness reports of 4 people trapped on rocks, trapped by the rising high tide, below the promenade wall at the Sea Point Promenade at Rocklands


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Patient evacuated off ship

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Andy Connell, NSRI ASR (Air Sea Rescue) station commander, said: At 11h57, Wednesday, 08th June, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew and NSRI ASR (Air Sea Rescue) were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a sailor injured aboard the Japanese 49 meter long line fishing trawler Koei Maru 88. MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination


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ASR Training Exercise

On Saturday 4 June 2016, Station 37 | Jeffreys Bay took part in a combined helicopter training exercise with NSRI Air Sea Rescue unit and SAAF Charlie Flight. After a detailed briefing from ASR’s Kevin Warren and Stephen van den Berg, training got underway, with various manoeuvres and techniques practiced with the crew. Station 37 would like to extend a special


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Fishing trawler crew rescued from their life raft are safe:

File picture: NSRI Simonstown Spirit of Safmarine III. Picture by Kevin Swart.

SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 10, Simonstown. STATION 26, Kommetjie. STATION 8, Hout Bay. STATION 29, ASR (Air Sea Rescue) SEA RESCUE – Cape Point – Tuesday, 19th January. All 14 crew of a fishing trawler rescued from their life raft are safe: At 01h33 on Tuesday the 19th of January, NSRI SimonsTown, NSRI Kommetjie and


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Western Cape Rescues

CAPE POINT: At 17h30 on Monday the 4th of January, NSRI Air Sea Rescue (ASR) were activated following reports of a 37 year old Hout Bay fisherman suffered serious injuries and reportedly trapped in a winch aboard the Hout Bay fishing trawler Christo Rei 30 nautical miles South West of Slangkop Lighthouse. A WC Government Health EMS duty


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