NSRI St Francis Bay commander and volunteers commended

NSRI St Francis Bay, station commander, Marc May, has been commended for all the great sea rescue efforts he and the local sea rescue volunteers at Station 21, are doing to save lives. In making the commendation at an impromptu visit to St Francis Bay, Ian Wienburg, the CEO of National Sea Rescue, also discussed…

NSRI St Francis Bay evacuates ill fisherman off chokka boat

St Francis Bay duty crew were called out to assist a 48 year-old Humansdorp fisherman on the chokka fishing boat,Vukane, yesterday evening just before 7 pm. He was suffering from an epileptic seizure, 1.8 nautical miles off-shore of St Francis Bay harbour. The crew launched Spirit of St Francis II, accompanied by a 24/7 paramedic,…

NSRI volunteers drop golf clubs to rescue fisherman

Just after noon today NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the chokka fishing boat, Lazarus, reporting a 50 year-old Port Elizabeth crewman on board suffering a suspected CVA (Cerebro Vascular Accident – a Stroke). “They were deep sea off Jeffreys Bay at the…

Coast of Storms and maritime adventures – book by Colin Urquart

 For lovers of the sea, shipwreck tales and the Kouga-Tsitsikamma area, a book just released in time for Christmas, will provide them with fascinating stories of shipping incidents and disasters. From the earliest known wrecks to those that have occurred in modern times, these and more tales have been included in Coast of Storms A Maritime…

Critically ill patient evacuated off fishing boat:

 NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer duty crew evacuated a critically ill patient suffering from seizures on a chokka fishing boat off Aasvogels, south of Oyster Bay today. An NSRI paramedic initiated emergency medical treatment and the patient was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable but serious condition.  Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay…