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Sea Tow Foundation awarded $220,000 in grants to support boating safety initiatives

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation announced it has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $100,000 will fund the Sea Tow Foundation’s national Designated Skipper campaign in 2016. Launched this spring, the campaign supports the U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to prevent Boating ...

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Sea Tow reports increased boater call volume over July 4th weekend

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. –  Sea Tow Services International, Inc., America’s leading commercial on-water assistance provider, reported a 47-percent increase in the volume of calls for assistance received by its national 24-Hour Dispatch Center over the four-day July 4th weekend, July 2-5, 2015, compared with the same holiday weekend period in 2014. “We attribute this to good weather, lower fuel prices and ...

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Michael Wesolowski named Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director

Southold, N.Y. — Michael Wesolowski recently was appointed the new executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation. Established in 2007 by Sea Tow Services International Founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, the 501(c)(3) foundation is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education. “We are delighted to have Michael, with his wealth of experience leading nonprofit organizations, at the helm of the Sea ...

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Designated Skipper campaign launches nationwide

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation announced the nationwide rollout of its Designated Skipper campaign. The goal of this program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) ...

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U.S. Coast Guard presents merit awards to two Long Island Sea Tow captains

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – Sea Tow Services International, Inc., America’s leading on-water assistance organization, is proud to announce that the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard has recognized two of its Sea Tow Captains with Meritorious Public Service Awards. Captain Bill Barker, owner of Sea Tow Eastern Long Island, and his team member Captain Garrett Moore each received a an award ...

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Sea Tow operators participate in the 2015 Northeast Florida Search & Rescue Conference

Southold, N.Y. – Sea Tow operators representing the Central Florida Lakes region, Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla., were among the more than 40 police and emergency response agencies that attended the 2015 Northeast Florida Search and Rescue Conference. Held April 9th at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the inaugural event was sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville. It featured a ...

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Joe Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow, passes away

Capt. Joseph “Joe” Frohnhoefer, Jr., founder and CEO of Sea Tow International, died at his Southold home after a battle with cancer. He was 71. "Capt. Joe leaves a lasting impact on the marine industry and on the international maritime industry as a whole," according to a statement made by Sea Tow. "Throughout his career Capt. Joe strived, both personally ...

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