Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Fierce veld fire in St Francis Bay brought under control

By Bev Mortimer A fierce veld fire on the south west side of St Francis Drive raged for almost two hours this evening before it was finally brought under control. The local firemen… Continue reading

10 passengers evacuated off boat at Shelley Beach

Nine men and one 75 year-old woman were brought safely to shore on the NSRI Shelley Beach sea rescue craft today, 7 August, after one of the motors of the boat they were… Continue reading

8 people rescued as ski-boat capsizes in Shelly Beach surf

NSRI Shelley beach rescued eight people after the ski- boat they were on capsized this morning. They were taken to the sea rescue base and treated by paramedics. The skipper was transported to… Continue reading

Mbambisa appointed new acting City Manager in PE

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Council yesterday appointed former Chris Hani District Municipal Manager, Mpilo Sakile Mbambisa, as the Acting Municipal Manager for a maximum period of three months with effect from 6… Continue reading

Soweto man missing in the surf near Port Shepstone

A 23 year-old man is missing and is believed to have drowned today, 6 August, when he was reportedly swept out to sea by rip currents at Banana Beach north of Port Shepstone.… Continue reading

Petrol price to increase yet again on Wednesday this week

The petrol price is expected to increase by 32 cents a litre, the Department of Energy said on Friday.  The fuel price adjustments will be effected on Wednesday, 7 August.  Motorists will now… Continue reading

Trip to Madagascar aborted after yacht runs aground off Transkei

An NSRI Plett volunteer, his wife and their dog on a pleasure cruise to Madagascar managed to swim safely ashore after their yacht, Boundless,  hit a reef then ran aground in heavy seas… Continue reading

Filipino sailor dies of apparent heart attack offshore of PE yesterday

A 61 year-old Filipino crew member on a ship sailing to Singapore collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack yesterday 3 August 2013. Despite the NSRI Port Elizabeth and medical teams racing… Continue reading

Kempton man missing after hovercraft landed in Vaal Dam

A 43 year-old Kempton Park man disappeared in the Vaal Dam yesterday, 3 August,  after his hovercraft landed in the dam and while he was swimming ashore.  NSRI Vaal Dam volunteer sea rescue… Continue reading