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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)

  • Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:  At 09h41, Monday, 26th June, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from two fishermen reporting to be safe, at anchor, but missing their outboard motor which had fallen off and disappeared under water off-shore of the Palmiet River Mouth, between Betty’s Bay and […]

  • Sea Rescue Melkbosstrand is working with Lifeguards to form the first Lifesaving club that will operate out of a Sea Rescue station. Natasha Kriel (pictured) has been chosen as the Club Captain in this joint initiative and training of lifeguards will start soon. If you would like to be involved please let us know!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand station commander, said: At 11h35, Sunday, 25 June, NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following reports of a man collapsed unconscious on a beach East of Die Blokke. Our sea rescue vehicle and NSRI medics responded and the WC Government Health EMS were activated. On arrival on the scene we found […]

 

 

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