Talk of the Town
NSRI save stranded crew in rescue exercise
The NSRI Station 11 Port Alfred crew participated in a training exercise off the coast of Kenton-on-Sea on Sunday.
The exercise, as briefed to the crew beforehand, featured an overturned yacht and missing persons in a life raft at sea.
The exercise began with the Sea Rescue crew launching Lotto Challenger and Rescue 11 Alpha.
With the help of the shore-based rescue crew upon arrival on scene, the crew initiated a successful search pattern and located the life raft.
The life raft, containing members of the public, was located five nautical miles offshore of Kasouga.
Further training involved various first aid scenarios.
“Sea Rescue Port Alfred would like to thank the members of the public who offered their valuable time which enabled the rescue crew to hone their skills,” NSRI crew member Juan Pretorius said.
Port Alfred NSRI also announced the opening of applications for the February 2021 volunteer intake.
Anyone interested in joining the Sea Rescue Port Alfred family as a shore or sea-going crew member can e-mail the NSRI at email@example.com.
Applications close on February 20.