“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. The NSRI – From Humble Beginnings

by Richard Crockett

As seafaring people we all know the NSRI and what they do, yet how many today know that they started in a very low key manner and have expanded exponentially to be the formidable organisation they are today, doing excellent rescue work all along our Eastern, Southern and Western sea borders.

I am not going to wax lyrical about them as they have a track record that speaks for itself, other than to share the opening paragraph of this report from 1986 which is spine-chilling and quite simply illustrates the dedication of the service NSRI crew render.

“It was cold, wet, dark and vicious out in Table Bay. Teams of men, in two small boats, braved a howling 60-knot south-easterly wind looking for a vessel in distress.”

Give generously to the NSRI, and remember this: YOU ARE NOT A SURVIVOR UNTIL RESCUED.

READ THE REPORT HERE:  1986 11 29 – stitched

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