Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

14 fishermen rescued off sinking trawler in Cape Point

2016-01-19 08:08

Fourteen crew members have been rescued after their fishing trawler began sinking following a collision with a bulk carrier, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Busy Christmas weekend for NSRI

2015-12-28 12:00

From shark sightings, to false reports of a body floating at sea, the National Sea Rescue Institute has had a busy Christmas weekend.

Sad story emerges of Plett's stranded orca

2015-12-17 14:34

Scientists have had a rare opportunity to inspect a dead killer whale that washed up at Plettenberg Bay this week. And its stomach contents have painted a sad story of how she may have spent her last days.

Underberg pupils get maritime career opportunity

2015-12-14 09:00

Three youngsters from the Clouds of Hope Children Care Centre in Underberg have been granted an opportunity to pursue careers in the maritime sector.

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.


Two die as yacht capsizes off Western Cape coast

2016-02-01 13:52

Two people, an Irish woman and a Scotsman, have died when their yacht capsized between Bokpunt and Gansekraal in the Western Cape.

Red distress flares in Cape Town a mystery - NSRI

2016-01-12 09:26

The source of three red flares seen off-shore in Cape Town at the weekend remain a mystery as no people in distress have been found.

Japan says armed China ship infiltrates waters

2015-12-27 07:43

Japanese authorities say an armed Chinese coast guard vessel has for the first time entered its territorial waters.

Red tide hits popular Garden Route tourist spots

2015-12-16 10:11

An outbreak of harmful algal bloom, also known as a red tide, has been confirmed along some parts of the Garden Route coast.

3 fishermen found alive after drifting at sea near Veldrift

2015-12-02 11:00

Three fishermen have been found alive after drifting at sea for several hours when their boat experienced engine problems.

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.

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