The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) had several busy days rescuing distressed ships and helping people reach shore.
On Sunday morning, NSRI rescued a fishing vessel that was reported a steering error and limited emergency steering capabilities one nautical mile from the port of Kalk Bay.
Commandant of Simon’s Town NSRI station Darren Zimmerman said the crew on duty was activated at 10:41 am after a local 12-meter fishing vessel had been asked for help. with 10 crew members on board.
They found the accident crew safe and a towline was put in place.
“We towed the ship to Kalk Bay harbor,” said Zimmerman.
In another incident in Witbank on Saturday, the NSRI crew helped rescue a sinking motorboat off the Witbank dam.
The deputy station commander of the NSRI Witbank, Francois du Randt, said at 13 : 37 o’clock, while the crew was doing routine training at Witbank Dam, they received reports of a motorboat apparently floating near the Vi. Water was taken in by ew Lodge on the dam.
“The public member reported that they had helped three adult men out of the water, but the ship seemed to be sinking and they needed help.”
The crew found that the vehicle involved in the accident had already been brought ashore with the help of the public.
“NSRI helped recover the vehicle with the help of a private 4×4 vehicle.”
He said the three-man crew was not injured.
Also on Saturday, but at the Vaal Dam, the NSRI rescued eight passengers whose boat washed up on the shoreline near the dam in rough winds and waves .
The commander of NSRI Vaal Dam Station, Jake Manten, said at 4:44 p.m. that the crew on duty had been made aware of this incident.
The NSRI found it four adults and four children from Roodepoort who were not injured.
“Apparently they were in rough weather and strong winds, the high we She was driven ashore where her boat was flooded on reaching the coast. “
In Gqeberha the NSRI crew evacuated an injured Russian crew member from a ship near Coega on Thursday.
” At 11:45 am, Thursday, October 14th, NSRI Gqeberha crews were activated to prepare to evacuate an injured Russian crew member from a bulk oil tanker motor ship anchored off the coast of Coega, ”said Sean Lunnon, NSRI’s helmsman on duty in Gqeberha.
Lunnon said his lifeboat was launched, accompanied by a paramedic from the Eastern Cape Government Ambulance Service.
“Upon arrival on the ship, an NSRI lifeguard was brought onto the ship and the patient was placed in a stable State secured in a seat belt and with the help of a safety line it was transferred to our sea rescue vehicle.
“In the care of the paramedic, we brought the patient to our NSRI rescue base and he was transported by ambulance to the hospital for further medical care. ”
The operation took a little over three hours.