Morne Dettmer, NSRI Mykonos duty coxswain, said; On 17 April at 14h42 NSRI Mykonos volunteers were activated following reports of a rubber-duck found floating and unmanned between Malgas and North Bay and drifting in the direction of North Bay, Langebaan.
We launched our rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II and responded to the scene where the yacht skippers training yacht 34 South had reported to have taken the rubber-duck under tow after finding the rubber-duck drifting at sea.
On arrival on-scene we took over the tow of the rubber-duck which we have brought to our sea rescue station at Mykonos.
The red rubber duck, a Gemini 4.2 meter, with a 30 horse power outboard motor and an old registration number which has been pulled off the boat has a capsize kit, a hand-held GPS and a bag of food onboard.”
It is unknown where or who the occupants of the rubber-duck are but no reports have been received of any persons overdue or missing.
The SA Police Services and SAMSA (the South African Maritime safety Authority) are investigating and NSRI are appealing to anyone with information as to who the boats owners are they can contact the SA Police Services in Langebaan.