National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)
Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.
The National Sea Rescue Institute is run by over 1 000 highly skilled unpaid volunteers around the coast and on inland dams. These men and women risk their lives to rescue people in distress and are on standby day and night throughout the year. There are 31
coastal and four inland rescue bases, a fleet of 96 rescue craft, 38 vehicles and they have access to a range of helicopters.
Sea Rescue’s proactive education initiative, the WaterWise Academy, teaches disadvantaged children about basic water safety, what to do in an emergency, who to call for help and how to do Hands On CPR while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
Sea Rescue relies on donations and sponsorships to cover their annual running costs of R73.4 million.