Following the recent discolouration (red sea water) of sea water in some areas of the Nelson Mandela Bay coastal area and the subsequent tests and consultations that  the Munelson Mandela Bay Municpality has… Continue reading

EC motor vehicle licences to increase

Eastern Cape MEC for Transport Thandiswa Marawu has announced that vehicle license fees are set to increase by approximately 8.5% as from 01 April 2014.  The increase of licence fees is based on… Continue reading

Call for calm in Brits

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for calm in Brits, North West, where violent protests took place yesterday , 13 January 2013, resulting in the death of two people. The deceased were allegedly… Continue reading

Water cut offs in SFB during upgrades

The water supply in certain parts of St Francis Bay will be cut off  while Kouga Municpality upgrades its fire hydrants in the town. Residents are advised that the water supply to the… Continue reading

Man drowns at Port Edward

A 47 year-old man died after being swept out to sea by rip currents at Port Edward yesterday, 11 January 2014. NSRI Port Edward volunteer duty crew responded to a call out at… Continue reading

Cape to Rio yachts still in distress

The NSRI continued to provide assistance to yachts in the Cape to Rio yact race yesterday and today, Wednesday, 8 January, 2014:  The following assistance was provided: 7 January: * NSRI Mykonos launched… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle New Year edition is now online

St Francis Chronicle’s January 2014 print edition is now online so that readers in other parts of South Africa and those who live overseas can read it. Plus all St Francis Chronicle advertisers… Continue reading

Seven Cape to Rio yachts in difficulty

Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC ) responded to multiple dififculties experienced by yachts during the Cape to Rio race on the Atlantic Ocean – from a fire on board to an evacuation of… Continue reading

Pilot dies in plane crash near Swellendam

A pilot died at lunch time today, 4 January, when his small plane crashed at an airfield near Infanta along the Breede River. The pilot is believed to be from Swellendam according to… Continue reading

Dramatic rescue of lone yachstman adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

An incredible tale has emerged of how a lone yachtsman adrift in the Atlantic Ocean after he had to abandon his yacht, was rescued by a tanker at sea. The efforts of those… Continue reading