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NSRI Wilderness

NSRI - Wilderness (The National Sea Rescue Institute) is a non-profit organisation that saves lives on South African waters.
This is station 23 in Wilderness.
Statcom: Hennie Niehaus
Craft: Spirit of Rotary 100 (5.5m), Serendipity (4.2m), Swart Tobie (4.2m), Discovery Rescue Runner 1
Needs: The rescue base needs to be varnished

Wave Watch

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Knysna NSRI National Sea Rescue Institute

Knysna NSRI Station 12 is home to 25 dedicated volunteers who are all highly trained and dedicated to saving lives...

Station 12 base is situated on the Eastern side of the famous Knysna Heads. A short distance from the notorious "bars" which has caused the demise of numerous seafarers. The normally tranquil entrance to the lagoon can in certain weather conditions turn into a sailors nightmare

Station Commander - Graeme Harding statcom@nsriknysna.co.za

When to visit
the volunteer crew exercise on a Wednesday at 18:00

Our Vessels:

The Spirit of KYC III - Gemini Surf 420 with 50hp Yamaha tiller arm outboard

This vessel was sponsored by the generous donations of the members of the Knysna Yacht club. She is a fast and responsive vessel use for close inshore and surf work.
Jaytee III - Gemini 550 with 2 X 70hp Yamaha outboards

This vessel was sponsored by the Tanner family of Knysna. She is a fast and responsive vessel use for close inshore and surf work.
Colorpress Rescuer - Gemini 850 with 2 X 150hp Yamaha 4 Stroke outboards

This vessel was sponsored by Ryan Lotter of Knysna/Johannesburg. She is a fast and responsive vessel use long range missions and vessel towing. She also forms a stable operations platform for the 2 smaller vessels in our fleet

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National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) - Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

National Sea Rescue Institute - Plettenberg Bay

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organisation 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. NSRI enjoys a good working relationship with other emergency services and believes that it is through team effort that lives are saved.

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