PORT ST JOHNS – Jet-skiers rescued:

Freemason's way.

John Costello, NSRI Port St Johns station commander, said: “At 14h30 (Friday, 19th July) NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local couple, Simon Smeering and Maryke Meiring, both aged in their late 20’s, reporting to have motor failure on their jet-ski, 1.5 nautical


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Paddler missing, feared to have drowned

John Costello, NSRI Port St Johns station commander, said: “At approximately 14h00 (Sunday, 16th June) NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a canoe capsized on the Mzimvubu River Mouth, Port St Johns, with an adult male reported to be missing. “It appears that an employee from a


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Patient casualty evacuated off yacht

On Monday 04th February at midday, NSRI was alerted following reports from the yacht DOUGHTY, that one of their crewman, 56 year old Eric Manshoven from Germany, had fractured his left hand after their boom broke in rough sea conditions off Coffee Bay on the Transkei Coast. Doughty was sailing from Durban to Cape Town with


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Christmas day 25 December rescue reports:

The Spirit of Vodacom

Sea Rescue – NATIONAL – Tuesday 25 December 2012.  STATION 4 MYKONOS: At 03h00 on Christmas Day, 25 December 2012, NSRI Mykonos volunteers were called out following a call for assistance from a 58 year old local Paternoster man who was alone in a Crayfish bakkie (small boat) and lost in thick mist off Paternoster. Mykonos station commander


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Launching a rescue boat at Port St Johns:

Um river mouth after heavy rains.

If you have a problem playing this video please go to Sea Rescue’s Vimeo page. For NSRI volunteers, who are experts at launching their own rescue boat, who understand their own conditions and challenges, it is always interesting to see how other stations launch their boats. And the challenges that they face. John Costello, station


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National Sunday 01st April 2012. 3 incidents:

Sedgefield: Between Mossel Bay and Knysna, Southern Cape, South Africa. The Wilderness duty crew were called out following reports of a drowning in progress at 16h15 on Sunday 01 April, when 2 South Korean citizens were swept out to sea at Sedgefield’s Myoli Beach. A sea rescue craft, NSRI crew in rescue vehicles, ER-24 Ambulance


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Women washed off rocks by waves:

PORT ST JOHNS  Thursday 22nd March 2012. A local woman in her early 20’s, from Port St Johns, is missing after she and a friend, 24 year old Abby Sullee, from the State of Kansas, USA, were washed off rocks by a wave at the Gap, near Second Beach, Port St Johns. Port St Johns


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Calls for St Johns, Hout Bay and Wilderness:

File Picture: NSRI Rescue Swimmer Torsten Henshell and his son Kai.

WILDERNESS:– Sunday 15th January, 2012. Near drowning: At 11h12 NSRI Wilderness volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartvlei Beach, near Wilderness. Our NSRI Wilderness volunteer sea rescue swimmer Torsten Henschel was dispatched to respond directly to the scene while our NSRI duty crew towed our sea


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20 years since Oceanos sank

Picture by Louise Gubb.

It is 20 years since the passenger cruise ship Oceanos sank on the 4th August 1991. On board were 581 passengers and crew. A Greek cruise liner, oceanos was sailing from Cape Town via east London to Durban. She sank off Coffee Bay on the Transkei’s Wild Coast. In an amazing rescue, that to this day


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