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)

  • STILBAAI: At 23h50, Saturday, 14th January, NSRI Stilbaai duty crew and NSRI medics were activated following reports of a motor vehicle accident in Stilbaai. On arrival on the scene a motor vehicle was found on its side with two men, believed to be aged in their 50’s and 60’s, trapped inside the vehicle which had […]

  • HERMANUS: Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said: At 21h50, Wednesday, 11th January, NSRI Hermanus duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft JayTee III and South Star following reports of a small boat with 2 men oboard in difficulty with motor mechanical failure off-shore of Fransekraal, Kleinbaai. On our arrival on the scene a local crew on […]

  • Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 07h47, Saturday, 14th January, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of an 18 year old local spearfisherman missing at sea while free-dive spearfishing at Thunderbolt Reef near to Cape Recife. The Sea Rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV was launched and our NSRI rescue […]



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