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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: NSRI convey condolences to the family of a local man who sadly died in a boating accident this morning. At 06h42, Saturday, 26th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized by waves in the Kowie River Mouth while exiting […]

  • Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 11h45, Thursday, 24th May, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for urgent medical assistance from the local fishing trawler Ouma reporting a 50 year old local fisherman onboard seriously injured after getting caught in a […]

  • Visit BravoBravo, our Online Learning platform. The first course available is our Skippers Guide for small vessels. It is set out in an easy-to-follow series with a short quiz after each section. You can progress in your own time and at your own pace as preparation for the SAMSA skippers exam. This course is available […]

 

 

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