Trainees pass with flying colours
The National Sea Rescue Institute Station 15 in Mossel Bay recently held an assessment in which nine trainee crew underwent stringent tests, both theoretical and physical.
Friday evening started off with a fitness test after which they all had supper, followed by a written test in which they all did extremely well, said station commander André Fraser.
"After the test three of our most experienced coxswains took the trainees out to sea in the darkness of the night to test them in all the different aspects of our rescue vessels and scenarios that might arise in the event of an emergency call-out.
The Saturday held similar challenges and surprises for the trainees.
On the Sunday there was a base station clean-up and maintenance on the boats and trailers was undertaken.
The assessing coxswains were unanimous in their appraisals of the trainees: Station 15 could gladly accept them all as crew. A formal function will be held soon to announce them as crew and present them with their crew badges. "Well done, you nine!" Fraser said.
The nine who underwent a tough assessment at NSRI Station 15 in Mossel Bay.
Ian Rock van Tsitsikamma, wat die verrigtinge gelei het, saam met Eric Pietersen.