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.

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.

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.

15 people killed in Nile ferry crash

2015-07-23 09:25

At least 15 people, including two children, have been killed after a cargo boat collided with a ferry on the Nile, hospital, security and political sources say.

SA promotes Operation Phakisa in UK

2015-07-08 21:30

South Africa is on a promotions drive to generate interest in its oceans economy among European investors.

Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends

2015-07-03 14:30

Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended with 45 confirmed deaths, officials say.

Philippines ferry: Passengers trapped underneath the water

2015-07-02 16:28

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew have capsized minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials say.

Ferry with 173 on board overturns in Philippines

2015-07-02 09:36

A ferry with 173 people on board has overturned in rough waters in the central Philippines as rescuers rushed to the scene, the coast guard say.

Search for missing woman called off, yacht returns to Durban

2015-06-21 14:46

A desperate search for a woman who is believed to have fallen off a yacht has not been successful and her husband has since sailed back to Durban.

Australia sidesteps charge that officials paid migrant boat

2015-06-12 11:16

Australia's prime minister has sidestepped charges that officials from his country paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to return to Indonesian waters, but says Australia had to be creative to stop the flow of boats carrying asylum seekers to its shores.


At least 3 dead, 2 missing after fishing boats capsize in Japan

2015-09-01 09:34

Three crew members have died and two were missing after several fishing vessels capsized during bad weather in south-western Japan, reports say.

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.

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

2015-08-04 10:32

Southeast Asian diplomats have called on China to address concerns over its controversial island-building drive during regional security talks in Kuala Lumpur, after Beijing says the flashpoint issue was not up for discussion.

Piracy incidents spike in first half of 2015

2015-07-22 19:02

Piracy spiked in the first half of 2015 despite no incidents being reported off the coast of Somalia.

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.

Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade

2015-07-03 09:02

Rough seas on Friday forced Philippines rescuers to suspend the search for dozens of people still missing a day after a ferry disaster claimed at least 38 lives.

Philippine ferry: Survivors are clinging onto the overturned hull

2015-07-02 11:24

At least 33 people have been killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines, a disaster monitoring official says.

US, China to co-operate on ocean preservation

2015-06-25 15:15

The US and China say they are stepping up co-operation on preserving the ocean and combating illegal fishing despite their differences on maritime security.

American solo rower rescued in Pacific

2015-06-14 09:06

A female adventurer was rescued off the Japanese Pacific coast a week into her solo attempt to row across the Pacific, the Japan Coast Guard.

6 die after ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

2015-06-11 16:01

At least six people have been killed after a river ferry capsized in southern Bangladesh with more than 60 people on board, police say.

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