Thursday, 15 November 2012

SEA RESCUE – ST FRANCIS BAY – Wednesday, 14th November, 2012. Rubber-duck washes ashore

At 16h02 (Wednesday, 14th November) NSRI St Francis volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of an 8.5 meter rubber-duck with engine failure washing towards shore at Shark Point, Cape St Francis.

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and dispatched our rescue vehicle and responded.

On arrival on-scene the sea rescue crew found the rubber-duck washed onto rocks at Shark Point.

All people onboard the rubber-duck were safely ashore and not injured.

It is not clear how many people were onboard when she washed ashore but a man claiming to be the skipper confirmed to NSRI that all crew were safely ashore and not injured.

NSRI attempted to assist get the rubber-duck off the rocks but the attempts were not successful and it has been left up to the owners to recover their boat when sea conditions are more favorable.

The skipper and crew that were on the boat, believed to all be local men, respectfully declined to have their names or details released.


Released by:

Craig Lambinon
Sea Rescue Communications

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