SEW-Eurodrive has been sponsoring drive equipment to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) for many years, during which it has supplied several of the stations with inverters and geared motors.
The NSRI, the charity that saves lives on South Africa’s waters, was founded in 1967 and is run by 940 volunteers – all of which are unpaid and on standby throughout the year.
NSRI Station 3 Table Bay Commander Patrick van Eyssen notes that SEW-Eurodrive has been supplying top-class equipment to the NSRI for many years. “The NSRI needs reliable winching equipment as we cannot afford to have a problem launching a rescue craft during an emergency. SEW has supplied the Waterfront with two drive units and controls for our big 14 ton boat Spirit of Vodacom and the smaller rigid inflatable boat Rotary Endeavour.”
SEW-Eurodrive electronic product manager Paul Strzalkowski (left) and NSRI Station 3 Table Bay commander Patrick van Eyssen.
He explains that the sponsorship has been a tremendous help to the NSRI. “To our station the sponsorship has been great, and also the winches sponsored to Simon’s Town, Hout Bay and Bakoven, all allowing us to launch rescue craft safely and efficiently.”
According to van Eyssen, SEW-Eurodrive has gone above and beyond to help the NSRI. “SEW goes out of its way to assist Station 3 whenever we have a problem. I believe that this relationship will grow and prosper in the future.”
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