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.
A high level of interaction and participation was maintained throughout the varying skill levels of attending crew, from trainee to seasoned coxswain. Friendly competition and a healthy supply of practical jokes made the day even more enjoyable.
After lunch, the teams put to sea on a variety of rescue craft to conduct pacing, navigation, local knowledge and other general seamanship training. The day was concluded with a large scale disaster scenario which tested the teams in managing the response to a complex and multi faceted rescue operation.
The event concluded with a constructive debrief followed by the presentation of prizes to recognise participants who left a lasting impression on the trainers. A floating trophy made by Station 5 aptly named “Take the bull by the horns” was won by Station 20 Shelly Beach.