Your chance to meet the Queen at Durban harbour

2011-02-02 00:00

THE Durban-based National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) will offer 40 people a chance to view the Queen Mary II from its balcony as it passes along the east coast on Monday next week.

The ship is expected in the harbour at 6 am and it departs the same evening at 6 pm bound for Mauritius.

Craig Lambinon of NSRI said people who would like to experience the majestic view of the Durban harbour and get to see a magnificent ship will be expected to donate R200.

He said the last time they had this event tickets were completely sold out in two days.

The NSRI will provide either a continental breakfast for the morning visitors and cocktails and wine for the evening visitors.

“This is another unique opportunity to view and photograph this majestic vessel as she sails right past the front of our rescue base.

“All this whilst spending time with friends and family and enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour from the venue,” said Lambinon.

He said the offer will be on a first come, first served basis.

“Due to security demands, your motor vehicle registration number must be provided for confirmation at the entrance on the day. This entry will be strictly controlled,” added Lambinon.

He said all proceeds will go towards the purchasing of sea rescue equipment for the Durban NSRI.

Booking and payment:

Phone the Durban office at 031 332 9772 to confirm your booking. If paying by EFT, the NSRI banks with Absa, Kingsmead, Branch Code 511 326, acccount no. 010 5787 11 36.

Use your surname as the reference or fax your deposit slip to 031 332 9773.

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