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nsriNews24 reports that the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) rescued 22 fishermen from a capsizing vessel in Table Bay on Saturday morning.

Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said they had received an alert about the 35-metre long-line fishing trawler, which was 30 nautical miles south-west of the Port of Cape Town on Friday. There had been no sign of danger until 10:00 on Saturday due to changing sea conditions. "At around 10:00, it was reported that the situation had deteriorated as sea conditions changed, wind speeds and sea swells increased in intensity, and NSRI decided to launch an assist," Lambinon said. The NSRI Hout Bay rescue craft Nadine Gordimer and the NSRI Table Bay rescue craft DHL Deliverer were launched, accompanied by water pumps. By the time the rescue team got to the scene, the vessel was already underwater, and the crew had vacated it for a life raft. The vessel completely capsized shortly after the rescue. NSRI medics treated one man for minor injuries who was hospitalised in a stable condition.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24

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