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)

  • WEST COAST: Morne Dettmer, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said: On Sunday, 21st April, NSRI Mykonos responded to 3 incidents of boats in distress, no one was injured in all of the 3 incidents, and private boats and bystanders helped out in all 3 cases. At 14h17, NSRI Mykonos duty crew and Law Enforcement officers responded The post Incidents on the West Coast, Betties Bay, Simon’s Town and Munster: appeared first on NSRI.

  • ST LUCIA: Jan Hoffman, NSRI St Lucia station commander, said: At 11h45, Saturday, 20th April, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports from Netcare 911 ambulance services who were responding to Jabula Beach, St Lucia, to a drowning in progress. Our NSRI duty crew responded and on arrival on the scene we found The post Incidents: St Lucia, Rocky Bay, Richards Bay, Kommetjie, Mykonos, Plettenberg Bay, Port Edward and Amanzimtoti: appeared first on NSRI.

  • NSRI’s safety tips for the Long Weekend / Easter Weekend The Full Moon Spring Tide peaks on Friday, 19th April, and the Spring Tide effect – a higher than normal high tide and a lower than normal low tide will be in effect throughout the long weekend and last up to towards the end of The post Safety Alert: Long Weekend / Easter Weekend appeared first on NSRI.



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