Swimmer assisted back to shore

SEA POINT: At 17h45, Saturday, 27th October, NSRI were alerted following reports that Police were on the scene at Queens Beach where a man was swimming beyond the kelp line and there were concerns for his safety. City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officers responded to assist Police on the scene. Concerned citizens raised the alarm fearing for


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Rescues: National

CAPE ST FRANCIS: At 15h10, Friday, 10th August, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty off-shore of Cape St Francis. The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and on arrival on the scene, the kite-boarder, a local man aged in his early 50’s was found


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Whale carcass to be towed to Hout Bay

NSRI Hout Bay Nadine Gordimer.

Update: Bruce Bodmer, NSRI Hout Bay duty coxswain, said: The whale carcass towed to Hout Bay from Kommetjie by the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer today has been confirmed to be an adult Southern Right Whale approximately 18 meters in length and weighing an estimated over 40 tons. City of Cape Cleansing


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Weekend incidents

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RICHARDS BAY: Hillegard Holthauzen, NSRI Richards Bay duty controller, said: At 23h00, Thursday, 31st May, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were alerted by public members of a red distress flare sighted off Mtunzini Main Beach. NSRI crew investigated, checking outstanding ski boats at Richards Bay and Mtunzini boat clubs and a empty boat trailer was found at


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Patient evacuated off fishing trawler

Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 11h45, Thursday, 24th May, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for urgent medical assistance from the local fishing trawler Ouma reporting a 50 year old local fisherman onboard seriously injured after getting caught in a


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Shark incident – Plettenberg Bay. Missing fisherman – Soetwater. Injured sailor assisted – Hout Bay. Injured hiker assisted – Port St Johns.:

PLETTENBERG BAY: Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 09h39, Sunday, 22nd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a man bumped off his paddle-ski (correction: surfski) at Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, by a shark that appears to have breached from under the ski and biting a hole


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Trawler takes on water at moorings:

Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 16h17, Tuesday, 27th March, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the owner of the Hout Bay fishing trawler Merlene reporting his vessel to be unmanned but taking water and sinking at her mooring in Hout Bay Harbour near to the Hout


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Teenager missing – Still Bay. Patient evacuation off Robben Island – Table bay. Yacht assisted – Hout Bay:

NSRI Hout Bay Nadine Gordimer.

STILL BAY: Arrie Combrinck, NSRI Still Bay station commander, said: At 17h00, Friday, 19th January, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were alerted following reports of a teenager suspected to be missing in the Goukou River about 800 meters upstream from the river mouth. We launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis and our


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Drowning at Hout Bay Harbour

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Lyall Pingle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 21h15 on Sunday the 19th of November, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at the boat slip-way, Hout Bay harbour (next to our NSRI base). CCP members (Community Crime Prevention) were already en-route to the scene and our rescue


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