1 Jan 2018, Western Cape:KNYSNA: NSRI Knysna duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Jaytee IV, at 11h15, Sunday, 31st December, to assist at Ashmead Channel where a 16 foot boat with 2 local men onboard suffered a fire in their motor.
A private boat came to their assistance extinguishing the fire before NSRI arrived on the scene. NSRI have towed the casualty boat to be recovered and no further assistance was required.
In another incident: NSRI have posted a picture to the NSRI facebook page of a small rubber duck found on Fish Hoek Beach (correction: Glencairn) this morning. 2 men were witnessed beaching the boat and walking away. NSRI have appealed to the owner or to anyone who recognises the boat and who can identify the owner to come forward.
UPDATE: The owner has since collected his boat.
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At 08h09, Sunday, 31st December, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Rescue 15 and St Blaize Rescuer to respond to the Hartenbos River Mouth where the Butt-Cat Asblik capsized with 4 adult Kimberley men onboard.
On arrival on the scene NSRI found that at least 6 private boats were assisting on the scene and the boat Rob Maree had already taken the casualty craft under tow, and all 4 men, not injured, were taken aboard the private boats.
NSRI took over the tow and the casualty boat has been towed to Mossel Bay harbour without incident and the 4 men were brought to the harbour aboard the private boats and no further assistance was required.
NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Shelly during the late morning on Sunday, 31st December, to assist the Charter boat Sasume with motor mechanical failure at the backline off-shore of Shelly Beach.
An adult man from Mozambique was taken ashore on the NSRI sea rescue craft and the remaining passengers were brought ashore aboard fellow Charter Boats and Sasume has beached safely.