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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Weekend incidents

NSRI richards bay Picture: / Sea Rescue

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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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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Patient evacuation off ship in St Helena Bay

Casper Frylinck, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said: At 13h00, Thursday, 26th October, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were placed on alert to prepare for a patient evacuation of an injured 24 year old crewman from the Iron Ore carrier MV Cape Enterprise that was heading towards St Helena Bay and due in the early evening. The


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