Welcome to NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) Station 18 in Melkbosstrand situated 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 they render. We are entirely dependent on public funding for our operational and capital expenses, as we do not receive any government funding.

Our rescue station's main area of operation stretches from Big Bay, Blouberg Strand in the south to Yzerfontein in the north and seaward for 10 Nautical Miles.

R.I.P Daniel (Danny) Morris (1958 - 2014) Founding member of Station 18

Station 18 received some sad news with the passing of Daniel Morris, one of the founding members of Station 18 Melkbosstrand. Danny received his crew badge with the first set of crew members that qualified on this station in 1998. He played an integral role in establishing the station for many years until he relocated to Greece with his family after many years of service. On behalf of the Station commander, present and past crew we like to convey our condolences to Mitzi, Nicole, Kyle, Tammy and Roxanne. Thank you for being part of the Sea Rescue family and lending Daniel to us all those years to help save lives. He will be missed by all of us. RIP our friend Danny.

Annual awards evening:

Congratulations to our winners during our annual awards evening. For photo's see our Facebook page.

Upcoming events to meet our crew or maybe even join-up:

* Our crew meets every Friday evening at 6pm for hand-over. If you want to join, you are welcome to come in for a chat and see what we do. Just ask for the Statcom or Duty-Coxswain when you arrive and they will look after you. 

* Our annual NSRI 4x4 Family Adventure day will take place on 10 October 2015. Go to Fund-raising section for more details. 

Our latest operations include:

*16 October 2014. Called last night to assist a surfskier in trouble off Table View beach. Found 1 very hypothermic paddler. Read the news paper article.

*19 August - Assist Stn 4 to search for 2 missing Fisherman of Paternoster through the night. Just after 2 am, Rescue 18 found 2 very cold fisherman. 2 LIVES SAVED.

*24 July 2014 - Assisted with a Dog rescue at Bloubergstrand.


Sea Rescue RSS feed (www.nsri.org.za)

  • Communities pulled together to fight the biggest fire in the Cape for 15 years. This video, made by Ginkgo, tells the story of great people working together in a wonderful country.

  • Our Air Sea Rescue volunteers, who are chosen from our boat crew stations, were out and exercising in Table Bay last night. Paula Leech took some photographs.

  • The winner of our BeBright SMS competition was Susan Oosthuizen of Sandbaai, Hermanus. Susan was handed her prize last night at the Hermanus rescue base by Station Commander Henk Henn. Congratulations Susan and we hope that you keep reminding paddlers to #BeBright and #BeSafe when they launch. Help us to take the search out of […]



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