SEA RESCUE – National – Saturday, 16th March. Incidents at Cape Point, Clifton and Port Nolloth:

SIMON’S TOWN: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 11h00, Saturday, 16th March, NSRI Simon’s Town and CMR (Cape Medical Response) paramedics were alerted by a dive charter boat reporting to be headed towards Simon’s Town with CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts being conducted on a 63 year old British man who surfaced from


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Water Safety rules to remember

Children love to play, and when it is hot outside, children especially love to play in the water. It is the adults responsibility to make sure that children are supervised at all times, especially around water. Keep your children safe this holiday, by ensuring that your children always have a sober guardian watching them. Teach


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SEA RESCUE – Cape Point – Tuesday, 12th March. Patient evacuation off fishing boat:

Spirit of Safmarine III beside the fishing trawler

SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 10, Simon’s town. STATION 29, Airborne Sea Rescue Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s town station commander, said: At 08h06, Tuesday, 12th March, NSRI Simon’s town duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler 16 nautical miles South of


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Jeffreys Bay assists a small sea turtle

 SEA RESCUE – JEFFREYS BAY – Tuesday, 12th March. Small sea turtle assisted:   Ernie Schmidt, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty controller, said: At approximately 12h30, Monday, 11th March, NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on Jeffreys Bay main


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Plettenberg Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Three Anchor Bay:

PLETTENBERG BAY: At 13h24, Thursday, 7th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medical crew responded to The Caves, Robberg Nature Reserve, to join SA National Parks rangers (SANParks) who responded to assist a 31 year old male tourist, from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, suffering dehydration during a hike. On arrival on the scene the man was


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SAR ORC’s on their way home

Our Station 5 Durban SAR ORC Alick Rennie and Station 10 Simon’s Town SAR ORC Donna Nicholas have been successfully loaded onto the Maersk Tukang.  The expected arrival in Cape Town is around 25th March 2019. Thank you very much Safmarine for, once again, very generously sponsoring the cost of shipping, for accommodating our vessels on Maersk


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Survival swimming trials in Ceres

10 students, aged between 10 and 11, from St Mark’s Primary school recently completed a Survival Swimming trial in Ceres with Eoudia Erasmus, our Water Safety Team Leader. Thanks goes out to the Prince Alfred Hamlet municipality for the free use of their pool for the trials. The children in this trial were picked specifically


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Incidents Port Elizabeth and Durban:  

Eikos Rescuer II NSRI Durban

PORT ELIZABETH: Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 16h00, Tuesday, 05 March, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were placed on alert following reports from a fishing trawler at fishing grounds 30 nautical miles off-shore of Port Elizabeth of a 46 year old Cape Town fisherman onboard sustained shark bite lacerations to


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Incidents at Hartbeespoort Dam and Gordons Bay

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Rod Pitter, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: During the late afternoon of Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam crew members Arthur Crewe and his son Keagan, out on the dam in their private boat, came across a capsized jet-ski, semi-submerged in the middle of the dam. Following a brief search they located


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Incidents – Dappat Se Gat and Witsand:

Dappat se gat rip

Skymed Rescue helicopter on the scene at Dappat se gat assisting in asearch for a missing teenager. Pic: NSRI Gordon’s BayDAPPAT SE GAT: Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 17h16, Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning


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