Trai­nees pass with flying co­lours

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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.

P­ho­tos: NSRI

The ni­ne who un­der­went a tough as­ses­sment at NSRI S­ta­ti­on 15 in Mos­sel Bay.

Fo­to: Hein­rich For­tuin

Ian Rock van T­sitsi­kam­ma, wat die ver­rig­tin­ge ge­lei het, saam met E­ric Pie­ter­sen.

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