Whale assisted in disentanglement operation

Ian Gray of SAWDN – The SA Whale Disentanglement Network, said: At 10h08 on Monday  24 June, SAWDN – The SA Whale Disentanglement Network were activated following eye witness reports of a large female Humpback Whale accompanied by her calf entangled in fishing rope and 2 flotation buoys off Seabreeze and heading in the direction


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New 6.5m for Hermanus to be named Rotarian Burnett

24 years ago Rotarian Richard Burnett came up with the idea of hosting an annual wine auction to raise funds for the NSRI. Since then, the proceeds have funded rescue vessels, rescue vehicles, rescue base buildings and our water safety education programme. Richard and a committee of Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and


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Boat capsized Umkomaas:

Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: No injuries were sustained on Sunday afternoon when a semi rigid inflatable recreational fishing boat with 4 men onboard capsized at the backline offshore at Umkomaas River Mouth. It appears that the boat was returning to shore at the time. Police Search and Rescue, lifeguards, emergency services


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Jive Funny Festival 2019

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, Cape Town’s official winter comedic tonic, returns to The Baxter Theatre between 1 and 28 July 2019. The event presents the best South African comedians and famous international variety acts on the same stage. Every year performers are hand-picked for the unique contribution that they make to the year’s


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Jetski assisted in Ballito

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At 10h00, Tuesday, 18 June, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 2 men reporting to be experiencing motor failure on a jet ski half a nautical mile off-shore of Westbrook Beach after launching earlier at Umdloti Beach. Our sea rescue craft Yamaha


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Incidents in Wilderness and Kleinmond:

WILDERNESS: Robert van Heldsingen, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said: At 15h24, Monday, 17th June, an NSRI crewman, on the Kaaimans River at the time, alerted our NSRI Wilderness duty crew to investigate a group hiking in a canyon on the Kaaimans River appearing to be in difficulty. While NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated to


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A yacht and her solo sailor assisted

Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 10h30, Sunday, 16th June, NSRI Agulhas became aware of the yacht LOGOS, sailing from Simon’s Town to Mossel Bay, caught in no wind conditions and under motor power. The yacht was in the vicinity of Quoin Point and the solo skipper, Stefan Pick from Mossel Bay, feared


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Angler swept off rocks

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 11h43, Saturday,15th June, NSRI Gordons Bay and NSRI Kleinmond were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rooi Els. NSRI Gordon’s Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski. NSRI rescue vehicles from NSRI Gordon’s Bay and NSRI Kleinmond as well as the


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Man sadly deceased in suspected fatal drowning accident

Vaal Dam NSRI Rescue Runner Discovery rescue runner 11

Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 10h35, Saturday, 15th June, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rate Payers Bay, Vaal Dam. Our NSRI rescue runner was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers responded in our rescue vehicle. Free State Government Health EMS, Sasolburg Fire


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