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NSRI assists stranded jet-skier in Shelly Beach

STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH DEPUTY STATION COMMANDER ANTOINETTE LE ROUX: At 14h40, Friday, 29th December, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following reports from Shelly Beach Control of a jet-ski with no power at the Shelly Beach backline. The sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn was launched and

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WATCH: Two boat incidents off Shelly Beach

STATEMENT BY NSRI: At 12h15, Friday, 15th December, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a call from Shelly Beach Control reporting the 12 metre Mighty fishing charter boat suffering mechanical motor failure and at the backline off-shore of Shelly Beach with 10 crew onboard. The sea rescue craft

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NSRI issues warning to beachgoers

NSRI are urging extreme public caution around the coast on Sunday and over this coming week with the new moon spring tide which peaks on Monday. NSRI are urging public awareness about Spring Tides to highlight safety around the coast and general safety to bathers, anglers, paddlers, sail boarders and

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NSRI responds to call of 10 missing divers off Shelly Beach

STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH STATION COMMANDER JEREMIAH JACKSON: At 09h40, Friday, 08th December, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated by the Shelly Beach Tower of 10 divers reported to be missing off-shore of Shelly Beach during a charter dive. It appears that the skipper of a dive charter

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NSRI warns of Full Moon Spring Tide

NSRI are urging the public to be extra cautious around the coast during the Full Moon Spring Tide  over this weekend that will prevail into the first half of the coming week, and peak next Saturday with the November full moon. This Full Moon Spring Tide causes stronger than normal rip currents around

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Another boat incident off Shelly Beach

STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH DEPUTY STATION COMMANDER ANTOINETTE LE ROUX: Only minutes after a rescue operation at Shelly Beach in the early hours of Friday morning was completed, NSRI Shelly Beach were again activated to assist the local boat Sasume suffering steering failure off-shore of Shelly Beach with 8 crew onboard. Arrangements were made

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Two sailors die after Transkei rescue

Statement by Clifford Ireland, NSRI Durban station commander: At 16h00, Wednesday, 20th September, NSRI East London were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority following reports of 2 sailors requiring urgent patient evacuation off the bulk carrier Agios Fanourios, sailing from Abijan to Durban, reported to be 92 nautical miles East

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NSRI Shelly Beach retrieves elderly woman’s body from surf

STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH STATION COMMANDER JEREMIAH JACKSON: At 07h00, Wednesday, 06 September, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a family in Umtentweni reporting their 71 year old female family member missing from a walk on the beach in the early hours of

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PHOTOS: NSRI celebrates 50th anniversary in carnival style

eHowzit reporter THE National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday in Shelly Beach. The NSRI hosted a carnival with much entertainment and artists that kept the crowd dancing. It was an incredible day and amazing support from the local community. “Too many to mention but thank

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Yacht raises concern close in-shore at Hibberdene

STATEMENT BY JEREMIAH JACKSON, NSRI SHELLY BEACH STATION COMMANDER: At 10h15, Thursday, 13th July, NSRI Shelly Beach were alerted to investigate a yacht reported by eye-witnesses to be very close in-shore near to the surf-line and fears were that the yacht was running aground. Lifeguards and Police Search and Rescue

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NSRI Shelly Beach, angler in shark rescue

STATEMENT BY NSRI SHELLY BEACH STATION COMMANDER JEREMIAH JACKSON: At 12h50, Wednesday, 28th June, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a bystanders eye-witness report of a small shark appearing to be trapped in the Manaba Tidal Pool, Margate. Our sea rescue vehicle with NSRI members went to the

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NSRI Shelly Beach ‘take the bull by the horns’

This past weekend saw NSRI Station 5 Durban host the annual KZN Regional Training event. Attended by Station 32 Port Edward, Station 20 Shelly Beach and Station 19 Richards Bay, cross training, skills sharing and social interaction were the objectives of the event. The event opened on Friday evening with

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NSRI Shelly Beach on alert as yacht experiences difficulties

STATEMENT BY NSRI: At 03h00, Thursday, 04 May, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were placed on alert following reports from the 30-foot yacht Mafuta, with three male crew onboard, sailing from Cape Town to Durban, reporting rudder failure. In calm seas the crew were attempting to fix the rudder and

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It’s all in a day’s work for NSRI Shelly Beach

eHowzit reporter The National Sea Rescue Institute Shelly Beach is always on hand to assist those in trouble on our coastline – no matter the circumstances. Such was the incident on Saturday. Eyewitnesses suspected that two men on a canoe were in difficulty just off-shore in Uvongo. Without a second thought,

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NSRI warns of Full Moon Spring Tide over Easter Weekend

NSRI are urging the public to be extra cautious around the coast during the Full Moon Spring Tide that will prevail until after Easter Weekend. This Full Moon Spring Tide, which peaked at full moon, on Tuesday, will cause stronger than normal rip currents around the coast until at least

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Jet-ski couple stranded off Ramsgate

STATEMENT BY ANTOINETTE LE ROUX, NSRI SHELLY BEACH DEPUTY STATION COMMANDER: At 09h20, Sunday, 09th April, NSRI Shelly Beach were activated following reports of a jet-ski suffering motor mechanical failure off-shore of the Ramsgate ski-boat club with a man and woman onboard. We launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of

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NSRI Shelly Beach ‘magic’ does the trick

NSRI Shelly Beach assisted a boat offshore of Uvongo on Sunday. Antoinette le Roux, NSRI Shelly Beach deputy station commander, in a statement said: “At 13h12, Sunday, 02 April, NSRI Shelly Beach launched the sea rescue craft Caltex Challenger II to assist the boat Magic, offshore of Uvongo, suffering steering

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