The Jeffreys Bay NSRI won the 2012 Operations Directors Award for the most improved Sea Rescue Base in South Africa at the annual general meeting of the organisation in Cape Town last week.
Jeffreys Bay base commander Rieghard Van Rensburg accepted the award on behalf of Station 37 from Peter Bacon.
NSRI is manned by 980 volunteers at 32 bases around the coast and on 3 inland dams. Donations, bequests and sponsorships cover the annual running cost of R25m.
The volunteers save NSRI a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum. NSRI began in 1967 – as a humanitarian service, at no charge to the public.