Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Paddler rescued after Kayak swept out to sea in rip currents

NSRI Hermanus swimmers rescued a man swept out to sea with his friend  after their kayak swept out to sea in rip currents and then capsized today, 24 August.  The incident happened at… Continue reading

Sea Turtle trapped in shark nets freed by NSRI Durban

 A sea turtle trapped in shark nets off-shore of Vetch’s Beach, Durban, was freed by NSRI Durban today, 24 August. The almost lifeless sea turtle was transported to uShaka World in Durban and… Continue reading

Diver injured after being run over by a boat

A diver was injured in Simonstown today, 24 August, after being run over by a boat’s propellors at Millers Point. He was rescued by Simonstown NSRI volunteer duty crew and taken to hospital… Continue reading

New customs system to reduce cost of doing business

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced a new-look customs systems aimed at reducing the cost of doing business, boosting the country’s competitiveness and exports, and promoting inter-regional trade. Briefing journalists at the SA Revenue… Continue reading

Third coal-fired electric power station going ahead

The South African government is going ahead with plans to build the third coal-fired electricity power station to support Medupi and Kusile stations. Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies,  says the recent Cabinet Lekgotla… Continue reading

Caring for oiled penguins and gannets continues – photos

The washing off of oll and the rehabilitation of 239 oiled seabirds continues at the Sanccob rehabilitation centre in Cape St Francis this week.  This follows the running aground of the cargo ship… Continue reading

Call for nominations for best service award

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on all South Africans to nominate the best public servants who have served beyond expectation. The Ministry of Public Service and Administration will host… Continue reading

Another cargo ship in distress, 23 crew airlifted at Richards Bay – photos

Originally posted on St Francis Chronicle:
A coal cargo ship ran into difficulties at the Richards Bay port today, 19 August, and its 23 crew members were airlifted to safety by helicopter with…

217 oiled seabirds admitted by Sanccob to date – photos

Sanccob has admitted a total of 217 sea birds since the Kainia Satu vessel ran aground in Knysna earlier this month. A statement released by Sanccob today, 20 August, gave a break-down of… Continue reading

Another cargo ship in distress, 23 crew airlifted at Richards Bay – photos

A coal cargo ship ran into difficulties at the Richards Bay port today, 19 August, and its 23 crew members were airlifted to safety by helicopter with assistance from the NSRI duty crew. … Continue reading