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National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a voluntary non-profit organization in South Africa tasked with saving lives on South African waters. It consists of 31 coastal stations and 4 inland stations serviced by over 1000 volunteers equipped with 96 rescue craft, 38 rescue vehicles, 16 quad bikes and 11 tractors.The NSRI works closely with other Search and Rescue organisations in South Africa. These include the South African Navy, the South African Air Force and the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service to coordinate air-sea rescue.

Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.

Company Overview

Sea Rescue (NSRI) is run by over 900 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R52.5m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum.We have 31 bases around the coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 90 rescue craft, 28 rescue vehicles, 10 quad bikes and 10 tractors. We also have access to a range of helicopters. We enjoy a good working relationship with other emergency services and we believe that it is through team effort that lives are saved.The NSRI education arm, called WaterWise Academy, teaches children what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to initiate basic bystander CPR while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. The WaterWise Academy targets disadvantaged youth, because statistically they are the most at risk (South African Medical Research Council, 2006).Our technical experts, our auditors and our board of Directors are also all unpaid volunteers.NSRI has an open book policy and our financial statements are available at State Libraries for your convenience. Articles of Association are available on request.

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