National Sea Rescue Institute

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National Sea Rescue Institute
Abbreviation NSRI
Formation 1967[1]
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Search and rescue
Region served Southern Africa
Main organ Board of Directors
Affiliations SASAR (South African Search and Rescue Organisation)
Budget R 17 000 000
Staff 0
Volunteers 980

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 30 coastal stations and 3 inland stations serviced by over 940 volunteers equipped with 92 rescue craft and 27 vehicles. [1]

The NSRI works closely with other Search and rescue organisations in South Africa, the South African Navy and the South African Air Force to coordinate air-sea rescue as well as rescue on land.

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  1. ^ "Our History". NSRI. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 

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