Rescue mission mounted for gravely ill sailor

2016-08-21 21:42

A gravely ill sailor on a bulk carrier ship has been rescued by NSRI volunteers and paramedics in Port Elizabeth.

Southern Cape fires quelled after evening blaze

2016-08-12 12:15

Multiple fires that rapidly spread across George, Wilderness and Hoekwil have largely been extinguished.

NSRI recover body floating in Umgeni River

2016-08-07 22:02

Police have opened an inquest docket following the discovery of a dead body floating in the Umgeni River, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Happy ending after whale is beached in Still Bay

2016-07-04 22:48

Responding teams and members of the public have helped a beached whale swim out to sea in Still Bay.

Labrador plucked from sea fighting for her life

2016-06-15 08:04

Xena the Labrador's miraculous rescue from the ocean this week has left many hearts warm. However, her adventure is far from over as she fights the repercussions of her near-drowning.

They are truly special people for rescuing me - woman swept out to sea

2016-06-09 09:12

A legal secretary is ecstatic that two surfers who put their lives on the line to find her in the waters off Noordhoek beach in Cape Town have been honoured.

Restaurant owner honoured at Sea Rescue award ceremony for bravery

2016-06-07 08:29

A restaurant owner who rescued three women who were caught in a rip current at Kleinmond beach has been honoured at the 49th National Sea Rescue Institute Awards ceremony.

Rescue workers save woman after car plunges 150m off cliff

2016-05-11 21:58

Rescue workers have been deployed to a scene where a car plunged nearly 150m off a cliff at Smitswinkel Bay, between Simon's Town and Cape Point.

Plett paddler in brush with shark

2016-04-22 13:27

A Plettenberg Bay man has had a brush with a shark which attacked his surf-ski near Robberg beach, causing it to sink, the NSRI says.

Cape fishing trip turns into rescue mission

2016-04-09 19:44

A group of paddlers in distress have been rescued after the Simonstown National Sea Rescue Institute station commander spotted them while he was fishing.


Injured sailor plucked from cargo ship off PE

2016-08-13 17:00

A Filipino sailor who fell down the steps of a ship has been fetched at sea by the National Sea Rescue Institute for treatment to his injuries

Plett surfers rescue tourists

2016-08-11 22:38

Two surfers have been hailed as heroes for helping to save three British tourists caught in rip currents at Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay, the NSRI said on Thursday.

Umlazi teens rescued in life-or-death river operation

2016-07-26 20:03

Police divers and an NSRI rescue swimmer have risked their lives to rescue two teenagers who had been stranded on an island after a river broke its banks in Umlazi.

Paddlers find body of missing Durban man

2016-06-24 17:28

The body of a man believed to have been missing for the past week has been found floating in the sea off Durban, the NSRI says.

Sinking Labrador plucked from sea

2016-06-13 20:22

A panic-stricken dog that jumped into the ocean off Strand has been saved by a fishing vessel with just minutes to spare, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Cape Town family catches up with captain who saved their son's life

2016-06-08 10:02

While nothing could return the favour for saving his son's life, Ray Castelyn has played host to the French bulk carrier captain who rescued Kyle and fellow yachtsman Jean Sitruk from the ocean, to show his appreciation.

Airlift drama after US man suffers heart attack off SA coast

2016-05-21 18:19

An American man had to be transported to land after he suffered a suspected heart attack on a fishing trawler off of the coast of Cape Columbine on the West Coast on Friday.

'I didn't feel like I was in danger' from shark - Plett paddler

2016-04-22 14:17

A Plettenberg Bay man has recounted the moment a shark tore into his surf-ski, flinging him into the water, saying he was completely taken by surprise.

Fishermen drown in separate incidents in KZN, Wilderness

2016-04-10 21:17

A fisherman has drowned after being swept into the surf at Voelklip in Herolds Bay, Wilderness and another died in Richards Bay after falling into water off South Pier.

Search continues for missing fisherman in St Helena Bay

2016-04-05 17:16

Authorities are continuing their search for a fisherman who was last seen aboard a boat in St Helena Bay.

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