NSRI St Francis Bay in two patient evacuations from chokka boats

On Sunday evening, 25 August, NSRI St Francis Bay evacuated two ill patients from two different chokka boats at sea, shortly after each other. Sara Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said at 5. 53 pm, while the local NSRI was undertaking training exercises, the volunteer crew members diverted the Spirit of St Francis…

Illegal diamond traders turn themselves in

Eight men turned themselves in today in connection with a recent illicit diamond syndicate bust. This was announced today, 25 August, by directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“The Hawks”) spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko. Ramaloko said 19 men were arrested last Friday in Gauteng, the Northern Cape, Free State and North West for trading in illegal diamonds…

Jet skier and couple on rubber duck rescued by NSRI today

A jet skier and a couple on a rubber duck rescued by NSRI in Durban and Bakoven today.  DURBAN 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…