Sea Rescue Magazine :: Editor's Letter
Autumn 2017
   Sea Rescue Magazine

The year 2017 is a special one for the NSRI as we celebrate 50 years of service to the world by a special breed of volunteer who dares to go out into a raging sea when everyone else is coming in. By now you have surely read our brief collection of short stories, Into a Raging Sea – you probably couldn’t put it down. I certainly identified with so many of those very personal and remarkable accounts of the difference people make doing exceptional things in an incredible spirit of passion and enthusiasm for humanity in a maritime context. Great read!

I think what those stories are about is not the weather, boats or equipment but the incredible character and nature of a ‘professional’ but volunteer crew who go to rescue people they never knew and who may never know them! The tenacity, endurance, compassion and physical and mental resilience that rescue under such austere conditions demands is expressed wonderfully by Andrew Ingram and Tony Weaver as they recount the verbal recollections of those volunteers and victims of our 50-year history. We have much to be proud of as South Africans in having evolved a service of such stature and quality.

In celebrating 50 years I extend an open invitation to donors, members, crew, Life boat Club supporters and anyone who has made or wishes to make a contribution to join us at any of our stations around the country during one of the planned open days. Every station will celebrate the event locally in their own way and it would be fantastic to have everyone around to share memories and reacquaint themselves with the service.

No day is ever the same in sea rescue. As I write this, a cyclone is about to touch down in our neighbouring Mozambique and we expect that our services will be required in providing humanitarian support in the flooded aftermath. Never a dull day.

Thank you to so many people for so much support over half a century, and for saving so many lives and ensuring so many futures. You inspire us!



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