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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)

  •   PORT ALFRED: Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred, Station commander, said:  At 17h45, Saturday, 27th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the local Halyards Hotel reporting a couple overdue after launching at 13h00 on a boat hired from the hotel to motor up the Kowie River but they […]

  • Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 16h00, Thursday, 25th May, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to prepare for the arrival of the cargo vessel Zonda to evacuate a 29 year old seaman to hospital suffering hip and back pain following a fall onboard the […]

  • In celebration of Sea Rescue’s 50th Anniversary, our Station 16 Strandfontein Rescue base hosted a two day Open Day this weekend. Many friends and family of crew and past crew as well as donors and supporters  visited the station to show support.  Special memories of their rescue base in the founding years put together in a […]

 

 

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