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Welcome to NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) Station 18 in Melkbosstrand, approximately 30km from Cape Town on the West Coast of South Africa.

The NSRI is a non-profit organisation (NPO) and our rescue personnel are all volunteers who do not get paid for the service we render. We are entirely dependent on public and corporate funding for our operational and capital expenses, as we receive very limited government funding.

Our rescue station's main area of operation stretches from Dolphin Beach, Table View in the south to Grotto Bay in the north and seaward for 15 Nautical Miles.

Upcoming events to meet our crew or sign-up:

* Our crew meets every Friday evening at 6pm for when the rescue crew taking over standby for the coming week, meets at the Rescue Station. If you are interested in joining the NSRI, then you are welcome to come in for a chat and see what we do. Just ask for the Station Commander or Duty-Coxswain when you arrive and the crew will point you in the right direction. 

* Our annual NSRI 4x4 Family Adventure day will take place on 07 October 2017. This is an alcohol free event. The consumption of alcohol will not be permitted at any time during this event.

Go to Fund-raising section for more details. 

Our latest operations include:

*Currently we are getting ready for the holiday season and will update when we can.

* During the Winter, we have been busy with training courses for our new crew members. Courses such as Fire Fighting, Navigation and First Aid were completed. Practical training is ongoing so that we can get our trainees qualified.

 

 

Sea Rescue RSS feed (www.nsri.org.za)

  • Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said: At 14h16 on Thursday the 23rd of November, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports from the Featherbed Company & Nature Reserve ferry Paddle Cruiser that they had rescued an unconscious male who was found floating in the channel in the middle of the Knysna Heads. ER24 […]

  • Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 08h00 on Wednesday the 22nd of November, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by 2 EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics, prepared to launch the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to respond to rendezvous with the super oil tanker Caribbean Glory, in Algoa Bay, following a […]

  • WITSAND: On Monday, 20 November, at 06h00, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated following reports from a local resident of a cyclist in an accident on a mountain bike in Baracouta Street, Witsand. An NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medic was sent to the scene where he medically assessed a man found to be in a stable […]

 

 

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