Monthly Archive: August, 2015

Five teenagers rescued from rip-currents:

Five male teenagers, who were being swept out to sea in rip currents, were rescued by Port Edward NSRI yesterday, 21 August 2015. Two of the teenagers capsized on a sea-kayak and then… Continue reading

NSRI Awards for remarkable rescues and long service

NSRI volunteer crew members, the SA Navy and a Grade 8 Knysna pupil are among those receiving awards for remarkable rescues at the NSRI’s annual award ceremony at Camps Bay this evening. This… Continue reading

Mick Fanning back in action in Tahiti

Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, won his opening Round 1 heat of the Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupoo on 15 August 2015.  The Round 1 heat was Fanning’s first… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle August 2015 print edition and PE Chronicle supplement are now online

St Francis Chronicle’s   August 2015 print edition (with the PE Chronicle supplement)  is now online for readers across southern Africa, and around the world. Click on the relevant numbers to read the… Continue reading

Patensie taxi driver fined R5000 for overloading

A Patensie taxi driver was fined R5000 for squashing 50 kids into a 15-seater taxi on 5 August. Hyron Bruintjies, 21, appeared in the Patensie court this week on a charge of over-loading… Continue reading

Shark cage diving prohibited in Kouga

By: Bev Mortimer No shark cage diving of any kind will be allowed in Kouga. This is according to Zolile Nqayi of the Department of Environmental Affairs, who has dispelled local speculation that… Continue reading

Malawian couple found dead on the St Francis canals

The bodies of a Malawian couple were found at a house on Harley Street on St Francis Bay’s canals on Monday, 10 August 2015. The couple, a man of 36 years and his… Continue reading

Hout Bay fishing tragedy: one dead one missing

One man died and another is missing after the pair went fishing off Hout Bay last night. This morning, 7 August, neither of the men had returned home as scheduled. Police divers later… Continue reading

Linschoten yacht towed to shore by NSRI

Early this morning the NSRI Hout Bay towed the Linschoten yacht to shore after it suffered mechanical problems. Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said at 5 am , 5 August,  the… Continue reading

Jaundiced Filipino cook evacuated from boat

A ship’s cook suffering from suspected yellow jaundice was evacuated by NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteers today, 5 August. The 45 year-old Filipino is chief cook on board the bulk carrier, Spring Hydrangea, which… Continue reading