Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Mandela recuperates with top care at his Houghton home

Former President Nelson Mandela is currently undergoing home-based high care at his Houghton home until he recovers fully. This was announced by the Presidency in Pretoria today..  Mandela, 94, was discharged from a Pretoria… Continue reading

Russian man and son saved from drowning by NSRI

A father and son from St Petersburg, Russia, who are on holiday in the Garden Route, got into difficulties in a rip current off  Lookout beach. They were sved by NSRRI who were called… Continue reading

NSRI rescue French sailor, search for children on Christmas Day

NSRI crew members were extremely busy on Christmas Day, 25 December 2012, assisting in crisis situations countrywide. A few of the highlights included rescuing a French sailor after his yacht sank, rescuing a 14 year-old boy and searching in the… Continue reading

NSRI St Francis fights fires, assists cops arrest man with knife

Christmas lunches and festivities were forgotten today (25 December 2012) by dedicated, caring  NSRI crewmen countrywide. They rallied to help in crisis situations in St Francis Bay and elsewhere in the country  STATION… Continue reading

Shark attacks man at Port St Johns – body missing

A man was attacked by a shark early this afternoon at Port St Johns. A shark fin was spotted at Second Beach, Port St Johns early this afternoon. His body has not been retrieved… Continue reading

Community heroes of the Christmas Day fire – video

Today members of the St Francis Bay community rallied to help St Francis fire fighters and disaster management team members to put out the fire . In addition to the latter they proved themselves to… Continue reading

Stop Press!! Another canal house gutted in fierce fire and wind on Christmas Day

House burning.  Photo Sharon Welman Another fire started around midday today at a thatched roof house in Canal Road on St Francis Bay’s canals (25 December 2012)  The fire at no 5 Canal Road… Continue reading

NSRi rescues family after capsized boat at Mykonos

 NSRI Mykonos volunteers were called out to assist with overturned boat at the entrance to Mykonos harbour at  4 pm today, 23 December.  Photo: NSRI Mykonos Station Commander, Gerard Brune, said  it appeared… Continue reading

Engine failures and capsized boats keep NSRI busy in W.Cape

Three NSRI stations in the Western Cape have been involved in sea rescues this weekend to assist with a  yacht with a failed engine, to assist with a crayfrish boat with engine failure… Continue reading

No ‘Workshop music events’ in St Francis this year

The annual series of music events at the Workshop next to the fire station in St Francis Bay and successfully run each festive season by Andre Kock from Port Elizabeth are not being held this… Continue reading