At 08h22, Tuesday, 10th September, NSRI Table Bay, NSRI Bakoven and members of NSRI Headquarters together with CoCT Law Enforcement, SA Police Services, Cape Town Fire and Rescue services and a Fire Dive Unit, WC Government Health EMS and a Police Dive Unit responded to Three Anchor Bay pavilion following reports of a capsized rigid inflatable boat adrift off-shore in the vicinity of the Three Anchor Bay slipway.
The NSRI sea rescue craft Spirit of Day was launched from NSRI Table Bay and an NSRI Table Bay sea rescue vehicle responded with NSRI rescue swimmers onboard.
On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that 4 males that were on the boat when it reportedly capsized off-shore of Sea Point this morning were safe ashore and all accounted for requiring no further assistance.
2 Pontoons of the capsized boat off-shore and afloat at sea were recovered by the NSRI Table Bay sea rescue craft and Police divers, Law Enforcement officers and CoCT solid waste department are investigating salvage options of the boat hull which is washed up against the wall at Three Anchor Bay pavilion but salvage options are currently hampered by a rising tide.
Police are investigating the incident.