A jet skier and a couple on a rubber duck rescued by NSRI in Durban and Bakoven today.
NSRI Durban was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority following a request for assistance from a 44 year-old man from Forest Hill, Durban, reporting his jet-ski to be experiencing mechanical motor failure 1.5 nautical miles off-shore in line with the Moses Mabhida Stadium, about 2 nautical miles from our NSRI Durban sea rescue base.
Wendy Serfontein, NSRI Durban base controller, said at 7.34 this morning, 25 August, NSRI duty crew, launched the sea rescue craft Megan II. On arrival the jet-ski was taken under tow and the man was towed to Vetch’s Beach where his jet-ski was recovered and he required no further assistance.
NSRI Bakoven today assisted a man and a woman on a 4 metre rubber-duck that sustained motor failure while the couple was fishing off-shore of Oudekraal, on the Atlantic Seaboard.
Bruce Davidson, NSRI Bakoven station commander, said at 9.34, 25 August, NSRI volunteer duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority to respond to assist the couple. “We launched our sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper and on arrival, about half a nautical mile off-shore, we took the pair – a man aged 46 and a female aged 43 from Bellville – onto our sea rescue craft.
“We established a towline and towed their boat to the Oceana Power Boat Club in Granger Bay where their boat was recovered and they required no further assistance.”
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