SA 'ill-equipped' for helicopter evacuations from sea

2015-09-01 14:42

South Africa is not sufficiently equipped to evacuate sick or injured people by helicopter from some 12 000 ships that pass its coastline every year, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport has heard.

Man rescued hanging from rope in Hout Bay harbour

2015-08-30 18:59

A man has been found hanging on a rope between two fishing trawlers in Hout Bay harbour, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

NSRI team given award for rescuing kite flyer

2015-08-18 08:03

An NSRI team has been given a silver gallantry award by the institute for saving a man who nearly drowned while trying to recover his kite in Camps Bay in January.

Teen rescuer: Drowning man was saying 'help, help'

2015-08-18 08:03

A Grade 8 pupil who saved a man from drowning has been given an award by the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Fisherman dies in Hout Bay boat tragedy

2015-08-07 19:25

A Hout Bay fisherman has died and another is missing after a fishing expedition went tragically awry, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Paddler rescued off Cape Town beach

2015-08-03 19:28

A 60-year-old man, who was fishing from his paddle-ski off Mnandi Beach in Cape Town, has been rescued after increasing wind speeds prevented him from paddling to shore, the NSRI says.

Teen injured while sand boarding

2015-07-15 21:12

The 13-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after suffering torn ligaments to his left leg, says the NSRI.

Paddler in swim for his life after being knocked off surf-ski

2015-07-08 07:46

A paddler had to swim for shore after getting knocked off his surf-ski and losing his paddle in a squall near Fish Hoek, the NSRI says.

Plett rescuer responds to shark attack call, son the victim

2015-06-28 14:08

A Plettenberg Bay man who has worked as an NSRI rescuer for 41 years was shocked when he was called to a shark attack scene and found his son was the victim, a report says.

Plettenburg Bay surfer survives shark attack

2015-06-26 20:14

A surfer has been bitten by a shark while surfing off Look Out Beach in Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.


US teen presumed drowned in Transkei

2015-08-31 17:08

A US teenager is missing and presumed drowned in the Transkei, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

The waves were like buildings - NSRI rescuer

2015-08-18 08:03

Battling waves that looked like a "double-storey building" to save a hypothermic paddler off the Port Elizabeth coast was the closest he has come to watching someone die, National Sea Rescue Institute member Hans-Daniel Heimann says.

We were glad to save lives - SA Navy captain

2015-08-18 08:03

SA Navy captain Musawenkosi Nkomonde says he and his crew were proud to be able to rescue the crew of a yacht during the Cape to Rio race in January last year.

Shipwreck crew plucked from life raft

2015-08-17 13:02

A crew of four was rescued after their boat ran into trouble near Cape Point, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Catamaran rescued off Hout Bay

2015-08-05 20:51

A catamaran with four men on board has been towed to Hout Bay after its batteries failed, the NSRI says.

Penguin rescued off Simonstown

2015-07-26 16:28

A penguin which had been covered in oil, has been rescued off Simonstown, the NSRI says.

NSRI alert a false alarm

2015-07-11 13:36

The National Sea Rescue Institute Gordons Bay says a report that shouts for help were heard in the direction of Bikini Beach, has turned out to be a false alarm.

3 rescued off rock after being trapped by high tide

2015-07-05 12:31

Three people, including two children, have been rescued after the spring high tide left them trapped on a rock at Pacaltsdorp, near George, the NSRI says.

Teen surfer loses leg in Buffels Bay shark attack

2015-06-27 18:30

A 19-year-old surfer has been rescued by fellow surfers at Buffels Bay after losing his leg in a shark attack.

Chances slim that woman survived fall overboard - son

2015-06-21 17:54

The son of the woman who is believed to have fallen overboard while sailing with her husband, believes her chances of surviving are very slim.

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