TowBoatUS & VESSEL ASSIST in the News
2010

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
Called USCG after hearing distress call from 20’ boat taking on water. The search for the vessel and 3 people aboard continues.

December 29, 2010
Story by Susan Shroder

TowBoatUS Lake St. Claire, MI
US Coast Guard Sector Detroit presents an award for exellence in search and rescue to Captains Daniel McAndrew and Terry McGregor.

December 1, 2010

TowBoatUS Moriches, NY
Captain William Jayne and Crew recovered a 21 foot boat which capsized off Moriches Inlet.

October 27, 2010
The Southampton Press

VESSEL ASSIST Port Hadlock, WA
Assists with storm damage at Port Hadlock Marina.

November 27, 2010

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Captain Lee Sykes assisted In the rescue of an unconscious Fisherman off Cape Lookout.

November 26, 2010
Story by Helen Outland

VESSEL ASSIST, San Diego, CA
Captain Rob Butler, donates 4,000 lbs of food to San Diego Chargers Food Drive.

November 22, 2010
Story by Michael Stetz; Photo by K.C. Alfred

TowBoatUS Sandy Hook, NJ
Helps in the search for missing Kayaker on the Shrewsbury River.

November 18, 2010
TowBoatUS Swansboro, NC
Salvages 16’ boat after Coast Guard rescued boaters from sinking craft in New River Inlet.

November 17, 2010
Coast Guard News

TowBoatUS Moriches, NY
Recovers capsized 21 foot boat noff Moriches Inlet.

October 23, 2010

TowBoatUS Big Pine Key, FL
Capt. Freestone takes injured kayaker to safety after attack by a leaping fish.

October 18, 2010
Story by David Fleshler and Juan Ortega
Photo courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002

TowBoatUS Fernandina Beach, FL
ungrounds sailor from sand bar near St. Mary’s, GA.

October 11, 2010

VESSEL ASSIST Ventura, CA
Responded to a 45' sialboat Aground on Santa Cruz Island.

October 4, 2010

VESSEL ASSIST Portland, OR
Assists with the salvage of a 48 foot yacht that went aground in the Willamette River.

October 1, 2010
Story/Photo by: Rick Bella

TowBoatUS St. Augustine, FL
Captain Dolph helps salvage 88’ yacht from sandbar.

September 30, 2010
Story by Gillian Swart

TowBoatU.S. Detroit, MI
Captains Terry McGregor and Daniel McAndrew recognized for role in aiding survivors of boat crash.

August 31, 2010
Story by Gordon Wilczynski
Photo by Ray J. Skowrone

VESSEL ASSIST Lake Washington, WA
Tows and de-waters boat after a boating mishap on Lake Washington.

August 31, 2010
Story by Jenny Manning

TowboatUS St. Joseph, MI
Salvages plane that crashed in Lake Michigan near Luddington.

August 1, 2010
Story by Valerie Lego/Christa Graban

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
Captain Eric Lamb returns burnt boat to Dana Point after fire off La Jolla.

July 23, 2010

TowBoatUS Mystic, CT
Capt. Don Rich helps remove the Alabama from the rocks.

July 9, 2010
Story: Karin Crompton
Photo:Tim Martin

TowBoatUS Old Saybrook, CT
Is among those participating in the Dept. of Environmental Protection’s safe boating promotion program.

June 30, 2010
Story: Judy Benson
Photo: Sean D Elliot

TowBoatUS Shamrock, NJ
Helps in search for missing boater in Corbin City area.

June 29, 2010
CGNews

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Captain Zach Willis discusses rescue of 3 fishermen.

June 29, 2010
WNCT News

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Rescued 2 people minutes after their boat overturned.

June 29, 2010

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
Prior to her adventure, VESSEL ASSIST towed Abby Sunderland.

June 16, 2010
Story and photo by Pete Thomas

TowBoatUS Tybee Island, GA
Captain Bubba Strickland offers safe boating tips.

June 10, 2010
Story by Lynda Figueredo

TowBoatUS Swansboro, NC
Captain Tim Simpson attempts salvage of 60 foot shrimp boat.

June 9, 2010
Photo by Levey

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Captain Lee Sykes explains how boaters can stay safe out on the water.

June 3, 2010
Eyewitness News 9

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Helps remove debris from Rachel Carson National Reserve.

May 28, 2010
Story/Photo by Helen Outland

TowBoatUS Lake Texoma, TX
Roxan Winner prepares for one of the busiest weekends of the year.

May 27, 2010
Reporter: Maddie Garrett

TowBoatUS Charleston, SC
Captain Steve Little discusses Boating Safety Week.

May 25, 2010
Story/Photo by WCBD TV Charleston

VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WA
In collaboration with other advocates are reviving the derelict vessel removal program in the San Juans.

May 25, 2010

TowBoatUS Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Captain Charles Meyer gives an indepth look at TowBoatUS Lake of the Ozarks services.

May 19, 2010
Lake TV 32

TowBoatUS Miami, FL
Safely removed 3 people from sinking vessel.

May 16 2010

TowBoatUS Key West, FL
The Coast Guard, TowBoatUS and other Florida agencies work together to rescue 4 people.

May 9, 2010
Story by: Akilah Johnson

VESSEL ASSIST Catalina Island, CA
Secures leak in sinking boat and tows it to Avalon Harbor.

May 2, 2010
Story: DGnews

TowBoatUS Hatteras, NC
TowBoatUS recovers vessel after fatal accident.

May 1, 2010

VESSLE ASSIST San Diego, CA
VESSEL ASSIST San Diego removes Bay Debris.

April 30, 2010
Story: Barbara Moreno, John Gilmore

VESSEL ASSIST Port Townsend, WA
Participated in the Port Townsend boat parade on May 1st.

April 25, 2010
Story by David G. Sellars

NOSA Race 2010 – BoatUS
Highlights along the Newport to Ensenada Race which took place April 23, 2010.

VESSEL ASSIST Newport Beach, CA
VESSEL ASSIST responds to sinking vessel. Will help refloat and tow boat.

April 9, 2010
Story: CGnews

VESSEL ASSIST Seattle, WA
BoatUS concerned about effects of ethanol on fuel lines.

April 8, 2010
Story/Video: Gary Chittim/ King 5 News

VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WA
VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor raises boat sunk in slip.

March 31, 2010
Story/Photo: Richard Walker

VESSEL ASSIST Port Townsend, WA
Captain Roger Slade was called to disconnect anchor and tow derelict boat to the beach.

March 31, 2010
Story/Photos: Jeff Chew, Peninsula Daily News

TowBoatUS Beaufort, NC
Captain Lee Sykes works to contain fuel spill in Atlantic Beach.

March 30, 2010
Photo/story: WNCT-CBS

VESSEL ASSIST Seattle, WA
Captain Wendell Brunk discusses the BoatUS/VESSEL ASSIST towing program.

March 29, 2010
Story/Video: YouTube seen on Seaknots.com

VESSEL ASSIST Anacortes, WA
Aides in locating woman’s body who jumped from bridge.

March 16, 2010
Story/Photo: Nathan Whalen

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
VESSEL ASSIST San Diego is ready to assist sailors in the NOSA 2010 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.

March 9, 2010
Story: bymnews.com

VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WA
Captain Les Soland explains reason 50’ Eldorado sunk last week.

March 5, 2010
Story: Richard Walker
Photos: Scott Rasmussen

VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WA
VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor called to assist with vessel sunk at dock.

March 3, 2010
Story/Photos: Richard Walker

VESSEL ASSIST Friday Harbor, WA
Captain Les Soland directs the raising of a sunken vessel.

March 3, 2010
Story/Photos: Richard Walker

BoatUS/VESSEL ASSIST
BoatUS/ VESSEL ASSIST sponsor 2010 NOSA Newport-Ensenada race.

March 3, 2010
Story: Rich Roberts

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
Captain Eric Lamb discusses problems during tidal surges after earthquake.

March 2, 2010
Story: Robert Krier
Photo: Jim Grant

VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
San Diego provides Leaderboard for Anglers Open Bay Bass Tournament.

January 29, 2010
Story: Ed Zieralski

TowBoatUS Savannah, GA
TowBoatUS salvages a 41 foot trawler on the Savannah River.

January 22, 2010
Story: Rob Pavey

TowBoatUS Steinhatchee, FL
Captain Payne discusses problems when dealing with cold water situations.

January 20, 2010
Story: Lanetra Bennett

TowBoatUS Jacksonville, FL
Captain Randi Olsen receives award for work with Safe Harbor Boys Home.

Photo/Story: youtube.com

VESSEL ASSIST Oahu, HI
Capt Michael Parker salvages boat hard aground off Kahe Point.

January 5, 2010
Story: Oscar Valenzuela

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