Hope for missing fisherman's family

2015-11-29 09:35

Rescuers are still searching for a fisherman lost at sea near Gordon's Bay after a fishing boat capsized. One man drowned and three others were rescued.

Obama vows commitment to maritime security in Asia

2015-11-17 11:43

President Barack Obama has vowed to bolster security in the seas around the island nation, opening a six-day diplomatic tour in Asia that is likely to be divided between the region's long-simmering disputes.

NSRI team deployed after Chinese lanterns mistaken for flares

2015-11-13 10:18

The National Sea Rescue Institute says it deployed a team from Port Elizabeth's Summerstrand beach after receiving reports of multiple red distress flares, but it turns out it was possibly just Chinese lanterns.

News24 readers come to the aid of hero fishermen

2015-11-01 12:30

After losing his only source of income while selflessly trying to save a stricken craft, News24 readers are now offering fishing boat owner Gerald Swart a lifeline.

Couple's boat drifts onto sand bar in Witsand

2015-10-29 09:01

A couple from Witbank had to be towed off shore after their boat drifted onto a sand bar, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

10 rescued after 2 boats get into trouble

2015-10-27 09:25

Ten fishermen have been rescued from two boats between Struisbaai and Witsand, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Canadian whale-watching boat sinks, killing at least 4

2015-10-26 07:10

A Canadian whale-watching tour boat with 27 passengers on board has sunk off the coast of British Columbia, killing at least four people, rescue officials say.

US Navy to search for ship lost in storm

2015-10-19 17:00

A US Navy vessel, the USNS Apache has been despatched from Virginia to search for a cargo ship lost off the Bahamas with 33 on board.

Hero restaurant owner saves tourists from rip tide

2015-10-16 12:50

A quick-thinking Kleinmond restaurant owner has used his knowledge of the sea to guide three tourists to safety after they were swept out by a rip tide.

Egypt signs deal for two French warships

2015-10-10 22:19

Egypt has signed a contract to buy two Mistral warships, whose sale to Russia Paris cancelled because of the Ukraine crisis.


Hague court begins South China Sea hearing

2015-11-24 22:28

An international tribunal has began hearing a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an increasingly bitter row with China.

Two crewmen escape unscathed as boat washes up on rocks

2015-11-16 07:52

Two crewmen have managed to escape unscathed after their boat washed up at Hangklip, the National Sea Rescue Institute confirmed.

Libya accuses Italian navy of violating waters

2015-11-02 06:23

Libya's elected government has accused the Italian navy of violating the country's territorial waters after authorities said they spotted three Italian warships off the eastern coast, but Italy's government dismissed the claim.

China, US to discuss South China Sea

2015-10-29 15:26

The US chief of naval operations and his Chinese counterpart will hold talks, after Beijing was angered by a US warship's patrol around a synthetic Chinese island.

Search for missing swimmer at Pearly Beach

2015-10-28 09:12

A swimmer has gone missing off the Pearly Beach coast between Hermanus and Struis Baai in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Macau high-speed ferry accident leaves more than 120 hurt

2015-10-26 08:10

Authorities in Hong Kong say more than 120 people have been injured when a high-speed ferry coming from the Asian gambling hub of Macau slammed into an object in the water.

Frenchman makes daring leap from sailboat to ship off Alaska

2015-10-21 11:52

A Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing made a daring leap of faith when he jumped to a waiting rescue ship from his sailboat, which was being battered by high seas south of Alaska.

French yacht overturns near PE - two missing

2015-10-18 14:13

A French and South African man are missing after their catamaran was found overturned in the water, while the pair were en route from Durban to East London.

Japan joins India-US naval drills in Indian Ocean

2015-10-14 18:42

Japan's navy is participating in this year's joint naval exercises by India and the United States in the Indian Ocean.

Obama promises full support for probe into the lost El Faro ship

2015-10-08 11:18

President Barack Obama is promising the 'full support of the US government' as officials investigate the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro.

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