Fishing boat assisted: Lamberts Bay

NSRI Lambert’s Bay - the casualty crew being towed home in an approaching storm

Matthys Koch, NSRI Lamberts Bay station commander, said: At 17h00, Monday, 23rd April, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the crew aboard the 7 meter fishing boat Major Dad, with 10 crew members onboard, reporting motor mechanical failure 7 nautical miles South West of Lamberts Bay. The sea


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Paragliding accident, fatal drowning and medical assistance

NSRI Mykonos Gemini Rescuer II.

LAMBERTS BAY: Matthys Koch, NSRI Lambert’s Bay station commander, said: At 15h30, Friday, 02nd March, NSRI Lambert’s Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 2 fishermen on a Crayfish Bakkie (small open boat) reporting motor mechanical failure off Muisbosskerm. The sea rescue craft Douglas Murray was launched and on arrival on the


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Incidents in Hermanus, East London and Lamberts Bay

NSRI East London. Spirit of Rotary East London II

HERMANUS: On Wednesday, 19th April, NSRI Hermanus duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Jaytee III following reports from surfers of a surf-ski found afloat off-shore of Onrus at Kammabaai. The surf-ski was recovered and later a local man, aged in his 60’s, came forward and confirmed that he was safely ashore after swimming to


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Incidents at Lamberts Bay and Gordon’s Bay:

Julia Evans - AWS (Animal Welfare Service)

LAMBERTS BAY: Christo Filander, NSRI Lamberts Bay station commander, said: 17h30, Monday, 12th December, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Douglas Murray and dispatched a sea rescue vehicle following reports of a boat (Crayfish Bakkie – small open crayfish fishing boat) with 3 local fishermen onboard, in difficulty and washing onto rocks at Witsand,


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National Calls

LAMBERT’S BAY: Christo Filander, NSRI Lamberts Bay station commander, said: At 22h30, Thursday, 07th July, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the fishing trawler Ruwekus reporting a 49 year old local crewman onboard to be suffering chest pains suspected to be from a cardiac condition. We launched our sea


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2 West Coast fishing boats lost in mist:

SEA RESCUE – Elands Bay – Thursday, 09th June. 2 fishing boats lost in dense fog assisted / NSRI encourage the safety of anyone launching any craft to go to sea with NSRI’s free RSA SafeTrx cellphone app: Christo Filander, NSRI Lamberts Bay deputy station commander, said: At 16h15, Thursday, 09th June, NSRI Lamberts Bay


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