Tag Archive: cape town

Breaking… Two men missing from capsized catamaran found alive

Two crewmen missing from the capsized catamaran earlier today off the Wild Coast were found alive, safe and uninjured, adrift at sea in a life-raft, about 51 nautical miles off-shore of Kidd’s Beach,… Continue reading

19 year-old US student missing in the sea near Coffee Bay

A 19 year-old American student went missing in the sea yesterday near Coffee Bay, Transkei, 30 August 2015. The student disappeared in the surf line when he and five other students from UCT,… Continue reading

Surfer attacked by shark in Muizenberg this afternoon

A 20 year-old  surfer from Newlands, Cape Town, was attacked by a shark today and suffered multiple lacerations. The man, who was taken to hospital in a stable condition after having been assisted… Continue reading

Woman in labour rapidly evacuated from Robben island by NSRI

A 35 year-old woman who went into labour on Robben Island at 3.04 am this morning, 24 July, was quickly evacuated  from the island by NSRI duty crew. The woman was transported by… Continue reading

Search continues for man overboard crayfish boat

Despite an extensive search yesterday, 26 April, no sign of missing fisherman, Lucas van Wyk, 33, of Steenberg, Cape Town, has been found.  The fisherman is presumed to have drowned. Searches will continue… Continue reading

‘Most surfers riding the same wave’ event today

Ideal conditions are expected today for the attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’. This is the highlight of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at… Continue reading

Whistling sound saves two paddlers in stormy seas at Betty’s Bay

Also an NSRI Safety Message to boaters and paddlers. A whistling sound last night led to the rescue by Gordon’s Bay NSRI of two men in kayaks in bad and stormy conditions off Betty’s… Continue reading

2011 Earthwave Beach Festival postponed

 Despite substantial support from surfers, the public, media and a handful of product sponsors, organisers of the Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ have been forced to… Continue reading