Dept wants thorough probe into trawler tragedy

2015-09-29 16:11

There needs to be a thorough investigation into the deaths of nine fishermen who, with the rest of their crew, abandoned a fishing trawler, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says.

We can't take it anymore - family of missing fisherman

2015-09-28 14:57

Monday should have been a day of celebration in the Julies household. Instead, there was a feeling of despair as they waited on news about their father who was on a fishing trawler on which nine men died.

Stricken trawler being towed to Cape Town

2015-09-28 13:58

A fishing trawler which took on water in rough seas - leading to the deaths of at least nine crew members- is being towed to Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Search continues for 3 missing fishermen

2015-09-28 12:00

A helicopter and vessels off the Western Cape coast are still looking for the missing fishermen who had to abandon a fishing trawler that got into trouble. Nine other fishermen have been confirmed dead.

8-year-old boy drowns in Kenton-on-Sea

2015-09-26 10:47

The body of an eight-year-old boy who went missing on the Kariego River in Kenton-on-Sea, in the Eastern Cape, has been found, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Saturday.

11-year-old drowns along False Bay coastline

2015-09-06 22:37

An 11-year-old boy has drowned after being swept out to sea at Mnandi Beach on the False Bay coastline on the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

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.


I'm glad I didn't get on that boat, says fisherman

2015-09-29 14:47

Sebastian Job made a sudden decision two weeks not to set foot on the fishing vessel that he had worked on for six years. Days later his friends, who were like family to him, died on the boat.

Bodies of recovered fishermen 'slipped out of lifejackets'

2015-09-28 14:54

The bodies of two missing fishermen who abandoned a stricken trawler were initially recovered by nearby vessels before a second tragic mishap.

Trawler disaster - where was the training?

2015-09-28 12:40

A lack of training could have been a contributing factor in the deaths of nine fishermen who abandoned their trawler off the Cape coast.

10 dead in Cape fishing trawler disaster

2015-09-28 07:49

Ten fishermen have died and three remain missing after they abandoned a fishing trawler which was taking on water in rough seas near Cape Town, the NSRI says.

Whale rescued off Cape Point

2015-09-09 10:47

A whale has been rescued near Cape Point lighthouse after being entangled in trap ropes attached to the seabed, the SA Whale Disentanglement Network says.

NSRI must get more money - Parliament

2015-09-01 21:09

Parliament's portfolio committee on transport has called on government to provide the National Sea Rescue Institute with more money.

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.

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