The first NSRI practice took place in Jeffreys Bay on Sunday. Two Jet Ski’s were donated to Station 21 which is based in St Francis Bay a short while ago and one of these Jet ski’s will be permanently stationed in J’Bay.
There is a need for a rapid response from Jeffreys Bay and this is why the NSRI is expanding its operation along one of the most hostile coastlines in the world.
The station in St Francis Bay was established in 1972 and was been involved in about 700 operations and has saved over 100 lives and helped nearly 400 people who have got themselves into trouble.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organization that saves lives on South African waters. Sea Rescue is run by 880 highly skilled volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.
The NSRI has 29 coastal and three inland stations. It has a fleet of 72 rescue craft, 21 vehicles and access to a range of helicopters.
Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg can be contacted on 082 421 7968 for more information about the Jeffreys Bay NSRI.