“Our sea rescue craft I&J Rescuer IV was launched and took over from the NSRI rescue swimmers in deeper water and monitored the whale at sea for some time… and we are cautiously optimistic that the whale has survived.”
Patrols carried out by the NSRI crew on Saturday has revealed no sign of the whale (which is great news!).
Earlier this month the NSRI assisted in the disentanglement operations of a juvenile humpback whale, caught up in rope north of Dassen Island, and another caught in fishing lines off-shore of St Helena Bay on the West Coast. Over 194 whales have been assisted to date.