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.



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  • Marius Hayes, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty coxswain, said: At 12h03, Saturday, 17th November, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew and Big Bay Surf Lifesaving were activated to investigate suspicions that a lady had entered the surf to swim but it appeared to her friends that she had not returned and they feared she may missing in the surf The post Search for missing female a false alarm with good intentions – Bloubergstrand: appeared first on NSRI.

  • Beach safety has been prioritised at Lamberts Bay, Elands Bay and Clanwilliam Dam this season.  NSRI has trained twelve new recruits who will conduct water safety patrols during the summer holiday season, as part of our drowning prevention drive on the West Coast.  This project has been sponsored by the Cederberg Municipality and Western Cape The post New recruits will be doing safety patrols at Lamberts Bay, Elands Bay and Clanwilliam Dam:   appeared first on NSRI.

  • PLETTENBERG BAY: Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 14h18, Thursday, 15th November, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a jet-ski with a local dad and his daughter onboard in difficulty off-shore of Keurbooms River Mouth. It was confirmed that the jet-ski battery had died, they were adrift but safe, The post Jet-ski assisted – Plettenberg Bay. Teenager missing – Limpopo: appeared first on NSRI.



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