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)

  • As part of the Rebel Session 2017 we hosted the Waves for Change surf instructors from Muizenberg, Macassar and Monwabisi for a training session in search and rescue. They spent the day with NSRI Kommetjie on Saturday, today they visit the Air Sea Rescue team at Red Cross AMS and then they go to NSRI […]

  • GREAT BRAK RIVER: Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: On Friday, 21 July, at 16h17, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from concerned members of the public reporting a teenage girl in the water in the Great Brak River and appearing to be needing assistance. We dispatched our […]

  • HERMANUS: Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said: At 13h44, Friday, 21st July, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of 2 people in difficulty on a double sea-kayak off Vermont, Hermanus The sea rescue craft Jaytee III was launched and NSRI rescue crew responded to the scene by road. On arrival on the scene […]



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