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)

  • Bruce Davidson, NSRI Bakoven duty coxswain, said: At 11h02 on Sunday the 21st of October, NSRI Bakoven duty crew, while on routine training exercises in Table Bay aboard the sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper, diverted to assist a 7 meter rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with 3 crew on board reporting electrical failure on their boat The post Boat with motor mechanical failure assisted appeared first on NSRI.

  • Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 08h00, Saturday, 20th October, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated  following reports of surf-skiers in difficulty 1 nautical mile off-shore of Main Beach in the vicinity of the Bell Buoy. The son of a surf-skier reported that he had received a phone call from his The post 2 surf-skiers rescued off PE appeared first on NSRI.

  • Organised by Greg Bertish, 40 people participated in The Great Optimist Race – celebrities, CEOs & survivors. The likes of Caleb Swanepoel, Arno Carstens, Ard Matthews, Josie Borain, Kieno Kammies (Cape Talk), Achmat Hassiem,  Maryke Musson (Two Oceans Aquarium). Conn Bertish and Monwabisi Sikweyiya (Shark Spotters).  From NSRI we had Dr Cleeve Robertson, our CEO, as well as Adam Klopper from Station 26 The post The Great Optimist Race – CEOs and survivors appeared first on NSRI.



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