The NSRI provides an essential rescue service to water users who find themselves in difficulty on South African coastal and inland waters. Manned entirely by volunteer crew we are the only nation-wide service of its kind, operating 24/7 and 365 days of the year.
South Africa has a vast array of water users who, for us, are people first. Each life lost means a family and a community in distress. By saving lives, we change lives and create futures.
Sea Rescue volunteers are on call 24/7. Our 42 (and growing) bases cover 3 000km of coastline and five inland dams in eight of the nine provinces. We are equipped with surf, inshore and offshore rescue craft and will respond to individuals in distress, and emergencies involving the maritime industry and ocean sports sector.
Through volunteer dedication and manhours spent training in a multitude of rescue scenarios, countless lives have been saved on South African waters.
Help us save lives on South African waters.
Everyone has a part to play in keeping communities safe. You can support our endeavours to save lives on South African waters by:
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations, however minimal, to support our water-safety and rescue efforts
Geoff Stephens, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said:At 12h09, Monday, 25 January, NSRI Hout Bay and NSRI Bakoven duty crews were activated following reports of a male injured at Maori Bay, at the Bos 400 wreck, near to Llandudno.NSRI Hout ...
NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 3, Table Bay & STATION 2, BakovenSaturday, 23 January 2020 Boat capsized - Mouille Point Robyn Silverstone, NSRI Table Bay duty controller, said:At 16h58, Saturday, 2 ...
ARNISTON:Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:At 23h55, Wednesday 20 January, NSRI Agulhas and NSRI Witsand duty crews were activated following reports of a Yacht run aground near to Skipskop, between Arniston and the De Hoop Nature Reserve.The skipper, a ...