National Sea Rescue Institute

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National Sea Rescue Institute
NSRI Station 21-001.jpg
Abbreviation NSRI
Formation 1967[1]
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Search and rescue
Headquarters 1 Glengariff road, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town
Region served
Southern Africa
Main organ
Board of Directors
Affiliations SASAR (South African Search and Rescue Organisation)
Donations, bequests and sponsorships cover the annual running cost of R73.4m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R300m per annum.
Four executives,18 full time staff members, 24 half day staff members, 5 volunteer Operations board members and 7 voluntary Governance board members including the Chairman of the board.

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. [1]

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.

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

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