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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)

  • WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness duty controller, said: NSRI Wilderness were called at 11h38, Sunday, 21st January, by a wife whose husband was being pulled out to sea in rip currents at Lientjies Klip beach in Wilderness. NSRI Wilderness crew had just finished a routine training exercise when the call was received. Rescue Swimmer, Andrew Burrell, and crew member, Lucia Pinto, responded […]

  • MORGAN BAY: Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said: At 12h50, Sunday, 21st January, NSRI East London were alerted to reports of a drowning in progress at Morgan Bay. Morgan Bay Hotel owner Richard Warren Smith launched his jet-ski and recovered a 39 year old man who was found floating face down in the […]

  • CAPE ST FRANCIS: Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: This morning, Sunday, 21st January, we had a rescue of a different kind. One of our crew members was alerted to a stranded Bottlenose dolphin approximately 2 meters in length off the Cape St Francis Lighthouse. He immediately contacted Dr. Greg Hofmeyr from […]

 

 

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