TowBoatUS & VESSEL ASSIST in the News

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Capt. Lee Sykes was interviewed about local boat theft.
August 27, 2014
Story by Juliana Valencia
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Capt. Chase Hawkinson saves dog he found swimming in the ICW
August 7, 2014
Story by Elizabeth Berry
TowBoatUS Grand Haven, MITowBoatUS boat
Brian DeVries assisted with the rescue of 15 people on stuck pontoon boat.
July 5, 2014
Story Grand Haven Tribune
TowBoatUS South Shore, OHTowBoatUS boat
Responded and rescued two men who's boat took on water in the Toussaint Reef.
June 17, 2014
Story by Alex Green
TowBoatU.S. Tarpon Spring, FLTowBoatUS boat
Captain Clayton Tieman was interviewed on boating safety.
June 10, 2014
By: FOX 13
VESSEL ASSIST Ventura, CAVESSEL ASSIST logo
Assisted NOAA with freeing an entangled hump back whale.
June 6, 2014
Story by: KION Central Coast News
TowBoatUS Beaufort, NCTowBoatUS boat
Capt. Lee Sykes of TowBoatU.S. Beaufort interviewed about boating safety.
May 24, 2014
Story by Juliana Valencia
TowBoatUS Cape Coral, FLTowBoatUS boat
Moves floating house in Cape Coral, FL.
May 15, 2014
Story by Nick Ciletti
Anchor/Reporter WZVN
TowBoatUS Charlotte Harbor, FLTowBoatUS boat
Recovered an experimental aircraft that went down in Charlotte Harbor.
April 24, 2014
Story by Nick Ciletti
TowBoatUS Cape Coral, FLTowBoatUS boat
Responding to a call near the banks of the Caloosahatchee, FL that turned into a rescue mission lasting 10 hours.
April 22, 2014
Story by Briefing Wire
TowBoatUS Mobile, ALTowBoatUS boat
Capt. James Yarbrough cleaning up boats left abandoned or sunken on Dog River.
April 8, 2014
Story by Avery Cotton From WKRG 5 News
TowBoatUS Chickamauga Lake, TNPhoto of the winners of the Chattanooga Bass Association Classic Championship
Sponsored the Chattanooga Bass Association Classic Championship On Lake Chickamauga
November 3, 2013
Story by Chris Coleman & Steve Kite
TowBoatUS Lakeshore, PAPhoto of TowBoatUS boat
Assisted in getting a bass boat off the rocks.
October 17, 2013
Story By: Valerie Myers
TowBoatUS Oyster Bay, NYTowBoatUS boat
Assisted the USCG with this 25-foot Carolina Sportfish taking on water.
September 29, 2013
Story by Barbara Heins
VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WAPhoto of capsized boat in Friday Harbor
Was quoted on this 30-foot that sunk on the NE shore of Obstruction Island salvage.
September 26, 2013
Story by Scott Rasmussen
TowBoatUS Lake Georgetown, SCTowBoatUS boat
Capt. Ronnie Campbell and his deckhand save 10 boats when the Georgetown Waterfront catches fire.
September 25, 2013
Story by Peter Swanson
TowBoatUS Lake Norman, NCTowBoatUS boat
Capt. Derek DeBord quoted after a plane was found at bottom of Lake Norman.
September 23, 2013
Story by David Boraks
TowBoatUS Grand Lake, OKPhoto of Tom Benton (left) and Jim Frazier of TowBoatUS
Saves the day at the B.A.S.S. Tournament being held in Muskogee, Okla.
September 20, 2013
Story by Craig Lamb
TowBoatUS Naples, FLTowBoatUS boat
Capt. Mike Hebert assisted a boater who was taking on water.
September 16, 2013
Story by WINK News
TowBoatUS Hatteras, NCTowBoatUS boat
Recovers 30-foot sport fishing boat after it was high and dry at Cape Point.
September 11, 2013
Photo by Irene Nolan
TowBoatU.S. Palm Beach, FLTowBoatUS boat
Removes a sunken sail boat from Lake Worth Lagoon.
September 5, 2013
Story by James Wieland
TowBoatUS Rochester, NYPhoto of Captain Jake Van Reenen in his TowBoatUS boat
Capt. Jake Van Reenen is interviewed about boating safety.
August 27, 2013
Story By: 13 WHAM ABC
VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CAPhoto of Capt. Rob Butler
Capt. Rob Butler talks about 23rd Annual Operation Clean Sweep for San Diego Bay.
August 27, 2013
Story by Chris Morrow
TowBoatUS Ocean City, MDTowBoatUS boat
Greg Hall helped with escorting the Spanish tall ship Galeón Andalucía through the inlet and under the Route 50 bridge.
August 20, 2013
Story by My WBOC 16
TowBoatUS Shamrock, NJPhoto of Captain John Ryan
Captain John Ryan interviewed for removing
a 56-foot Scallop boat off the beach in Atlantic City.

August 19, 2013
Story by My Fox Philly
TowBoatUS Sandusky, OHTowBoatUS boat
Recovered 21-foot Sea Ray that took on water in Lake Erie.
July 29, 2013
Story by Morning Journal Staff
TowBoatUS Ft. Lauderdale, FLTowBoatUS boat
Notifies USCG of capsized boat off Bimini.
July 27, 2013
Story by: SunSentinel
VESSEL ASSIST Port Hadlock, WAPhoto of a 1926 100-foot Malibu
Towed this 1926 100-foot Malibu when it suffered a electrical short.
July 24, 2013
Story/Photo by Charlie Bermant
TowBoatUS Sandusky, OHPhoto of recovering 25-foot StarCraft off the breakwall on Harmon’s Beach
Recovering 25-foot StarCraft off the breakwall on Harmon's Beach.
July 19, 2013
Story by Jon Behm
VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WAPhoto of VESSEL ASSIST responding by moving other boats away, and as the fire quickly grew
Assisted in moving boats away and containing the damage.
July 10, 2013
Story by Island Guardian
TowBoatUS Shamrock, NJPhoto of fire on a 21-foot Proline
Capt. Aaron Arking towed an on fire 21-ft Proline closer to the dock so that it could be reached with water and fire suppressing foam.
June 30, 2013
Story by Bill Barlow
TowBoatUS Mystic, CTPhoto of wreck removal of this $1.5 Million dollar Sportfish when the boat hit the reef
Capt. Jeff Dziedzic got a wreck removal of this $1.5 Million dollar Sportfish when the boat hit the reef.
June 24, 2013
Story by Ayana Harry
TowBoatUS Sandusky, OHPhoto of TowBoatUS recovering boat
TowBoatUS Sandusky recovering 39' boat 1/4 south of Kelleys Island.
May 28, 2013
Story by Alissa Widman
TowBoatUS Beaufort, NCPhoto of TowBoatUS
Capt. Lee Sykes recommends that you walk-through of your vessel and to make sure you have the proper safety equipment.

May 21, 2013
Story by Tori Shaw
TowBoatUS Lake Martin, ALPhoto of TowBoatUS
Capt. Jackson Dozier gives boating safety tips.

May 21, 2013
Story by Robert Hudson
VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CAVESSEL ASSIST towboat
Capt. Eric Lamb interviewed about Ensenada Race Boat Grounding hazards.
May 1, 2013
By: Ambrosia Brody
TowBoatUS Beaufort, NCPhoto of TowBoatUS
Capt. Lee Sykes responded to a call when a sailboat crashed into the Carteret County Bridge an topples the Sailboat’s mast.
April 10, 2013
Story by WCTI Staff
TowBoatUS Beaufort, NCPhoto of TowBoatUS reponding to a distress call from a crew of a 28-30 foot sport fishing vessel
Responds to a distress call from a crew of a 28-30 foot sport fishing vessel.

March 30, 2013
Story by Helen Outland