The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper


Urgent Search Underway for 6 Fishermen Missing at Sea

File photo of Hout Bay by Raquel Pereira.

A massive search and rescue operation is currently underway for six fishermen who are missing at sea off the coast of South Africa. The men believed to be from the Hout Bay and Hawston areas, were last seen aboard a grey Ballistic 7.8 meter RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) named “Berta Fishing Experience.” The National […]

Heroic Samaritan Saves Two Children from Rough Seas at Casuarina Beach

File photo of Casuarina Beach by IOL.

DURBAN – The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is praising the actions of an unknown male who bravely rescued two children caught in dangerous currents at Casuarina Beach in La Mercy on Sunday, 10 March. The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 am when an eyewitness alerted the NSRI Ballito station that two young swimmers were […]

Teenager Evacuated from Cruise Ship After Significant Injury

Opening a path to safety: The cruise ship's emergency deck becomes the starting point of a journey to care for an injured young man. Photo by NSRI.

RICHARDS BAY – An 18-year-old male passenger was evacuated from a cruise ship heading towards Richards Bay in the early hours of the morning after sustaining a significant injury. The evacuation was carried out by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) following a request from the ship. The teenager believed to be from Johannesburg, had […]

Urgent Search Underway for Missing Indian Sailor in Algoa Bay

Photo by Dirk Erasmus.

GQEBERHA – A desperate search is ongoing for a 31-year-old Indian sailor missing at sea in Algoa Bay. Authorities are appealing to mariners and the public for assistance in locating the man. The man was a crew member on a container motor vessel that sounded a “man overboard” alarm on Saturday, March 2nd, between 17:00 […]

Tragedy Strikes at Gordons Bay Main Beach: NSRI Responds to Drowning Incident

File Photo of Bikini Beach in Gordon's Bay.

CAPE TOWN – In a somber turn of events, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Gordons Bay was activated on Monday following eyewitness reports of a drowning incident at Gordons Bay Main Beach, situated next to the Gordons Bay Naval Base. The NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew swiftly responded to the distress call, with rescue […]

Tragic Fishing Incident Sparks Ongoing Search Operation Near Gwaing River Mouth

Photo by NSRI.

GEORGE – In a tragic turn of events, an adult male angler from Pacaltsdorp was swept off rocks into the sea by waves while fishing from the shoreline East of Gwaing River Mouth on Saturday, 10 February. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Wilderness station was immediately activated following reports from the South African Police […]

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