Yacht aground, 1 survivor and 2 deceased

SEA RESCUE – West Coast – Tuesday, 02 February. Names released. NSRI, the Police and the emergency services have expressed sincerest condolences to the families and friends of George Mills, 61, from Scotland and Rachel Daly, 49, from Ireland. Both sadly lost their lives in a yachting accident on the West Coast of Cape Town in the


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Kayaker assisted in Yzerfontein

Our crew from Yzerfontein assisted a kayaker that got into some difficulty today. They launched their Sea Rescue craft, Spirit of Iffley. The kayaker was located just behind the Rooipan’s rocks off the main beach and was safely returned to the Sea Rescue base. He is fine and all is well.  


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Whales assisted in 2 disentanglement operations

You can watch the short video of the whale disentanglement on YouTube by clicking here. At 09h30, Wednesday, 20th January, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Yzerfontein harbour aboard two NSRI Yzerfontein sea rescue craft, the Rotary Onwards and the Spirit of Iffley, following eye-witness reports of two whales entangled in fishing rope lines in


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National Incidents

TABLE BAY and YZERFONTEIN: On Friday afternoon, 08th January, NSRI Bakoven launched the sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper on a request to deliver a tracking device to the peddle boat Herbivore reportedly departed from The Royal Cape Yacht Club, with a mother and her son (50 year old female, from Durban and a 27 year


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Otto swims East:

Graphic from the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Otto, the female hawksbill turtle rescued by Yzerfontein NSRI volunteers in June 2014 is swimming east at speed after being released two weeks ago by a team from the Two Oceans Aquarium who took care of her, getting her strong again to swim free. You can read more on Otto’s swim here.


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Turtles rescued at Agulhas and Yzerfontein released:

Picture Jacques Marais.

On 1 December 2015 the Two Oceans Aquarium released 53 juvenile loggerhead sea turtles, two green turtles and two hawksbill turtles into the ocean off Cape Point. The release took place around the 300m contour, 30 nautical sea miles offshore in 21 degrees Celsius water. One hawksbill was fitted with a satellite tag (with a


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West Coast Boat Angling Club supports Sea Rescue

Yesterday evening we joined the West Coast Boat Angling Club for their Member Meeting at the Royal Cape Yacht Club. Since their inception earlier this year they have supported NSRI Station 34 – Yzerfontein and Station 18 – Melkbosstrand and last night was no exception. Last night James Denton, their Safety Officer, handed over two


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Base Blessing in Yzerfontein

Station Commander Willem Lubbe welcomes the guests

We spent the day with our crew from Station 34 Yzerfontein, their neighbours from Station 4 Mykonos, Rotarians, members of the local community and a number of donors who have generously supported the project.  In his speech CEO, Dr Cleeve Robertson, explained that the building is not just a boatshed to house our assets; it is a


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Juvenile Humpback whale disentanglement:

File image

On Saturday, 21st March, at around midday, NSRI Yzerfontein’s SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated to launch the sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF IFFLEY to assist fellow SAWDN volunteers, with a SAWDN whale disentanglement operation for a juvenile Humpback whale entangled in rope and floatation buoys in the vicinity of Dassen Island. The


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kykNET Buite Ekspo winner:

Nicolette and Rudi.

NSRI Yzerfontein Station Commander Rudi Rogers handed over a Billabong voucher to Nicolette Louw of Yzerfontein who was the winner of the ‘Redding’ NSRI SMS supporters campaign that we ran at the kykNET Buite Ekspo – Wes Kaap. Well done Nicolette and thanks to all who supported us with your SMS!  


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