Cape Cod TowBoatUS Operators Honored

The life-saving captains of the TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist fleets. Photo courtesy BoatUS.

BoatUS Towing Services honored 12 of its TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist captains with its annual BoatUS “Woody Pollack Lifesaving Award” at a ceremony that capped off the group’s annual conference, held recently in Long Beach, CA.

“When the normal routine of dropping off gas or providing a tow back to the launch ramp is interrupted by a life-threatening may day call on the radio, our captains stepped in,” said BoatUS Vice President of Towing Services Jerry Cardarelli. “They are not in the rescue business, but without hesitation they went out to save fellow boaters. We are very proud of their heroic actions.”

Two New England operators were honored, both from Falmouth Massachusetts.

Capt. R.W. Henson of TowBoatUS Falmouth responded to a call for a heart attack and provided first aid, coordinated rescue efforts, and transported the victim to shore.

Capt. Mike Procek, also of TowBoatUS Falmouth, was able to save a man who was swept away from his anchored boat and not wearing a lifejacket.

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