The National Sea Rescue Institute which began in 1967, is an organisation with over 1000 unpaid volunteers who respond to save lives in South African waters.
Station 11 in Port Alfred is currently led by Station Commander Juan Pretorius and joined by about 30 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.
Donations and sponsorships cover running costs.
This station has been involved in many sea rescues and incidents along the Eastern Cape coastline and in the local rivers.
The work of Station 11 is recognised in a display of photos and information dating from 1971.