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)

  • Michael Saunders, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: At 01h22, Monday, 24th April, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following a request for assistance for a father and his 2 daughters, aged 17 and 7, from Pretoria, trapped on a ferry raft in amongst dense hyacinth on the Hartbeespoort Dam in the vicinity of Meerhof, […]

  • DYER ISLAND AND FALSE BAY: At 11h24, Sunday, 23 April, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following confirmation that a 31 year old man from the Pearly Beach area is missing on a grey rubber-duck between Pearly Beach and Dyer Island. The man had reportedly left Pearly Beach […]

  • Sea Rescue will again have two nights of the Jive Funny Festival at an extra special rate of R50 for crew, staff, family and friends. Date:     10 and 11 July 2017 Time:    20:00 – 22:00 Ticket price: R50 Venue: Baxter Theatre Location: Main Road, Rondebosch FOR TICKETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT STEPHANIE DANIELS ON 021-434 […]



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