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)

  • A big thank you to Team Offroad and 1st Outdoor & 4×4 for the 4×4 Driving and Vehicle Recovery Workshop hosted at Station 16 Strandfontein for our volunteers based around the Peninsula.  These gents, Marc Dunster and the Western Cape 4×4 and Difflock group extended a hand of friendship in 2016 and they kindly donated a […]

  • In the year 2017, NSRI Expenses as reported in our Integrated Annual Report were R124 185 270. During that  period NSRI raised R138 756 898 of which R10 526 040 (just shy of 10%) came from Government and State Owned Enterprises. Government Department / State Owned Enterprise 2017 Funds   Project Airports Company South Africa […]

  • Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At approximately 13h15, Saturday, 16th June, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the crew aboard the Durban ski-boat Punisher reporting motor mechanical failure to both outboard motors 2 nautical miles off-shore of the Zimbali Coastal Resort. The casualty boat had launched earlier in the […]



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