Lifesaving Awards Presented
C-PORT Honors Five Marine Assistance Operators
C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing) presented lifesaving awards to a number of marine assistance operators at the 25th Annual C-PORT Conference Awards Luncheon held on January 9, 2012 at Tampa, FL. “We are pleased to present five lifesaving awards to these representatives of the Marine Assistance Industry,” Tina Cardone, Executive Director stated. “It was a great honor to have Captain David McBride, Chief, USCG Office of Search and Rescue present the C-PORT Distinguished Service and C-PORT Meritorious Service Awards to these deserving individuals.” Captain Steve Sawyer, USCG (Ret), President of AFRAS (Association For Rescue At Sea), was also in attendance to present an AFRAS Lifesaving Award at the banquet held later that day. “We congratulate all of these captains for their heroic efforts in serving the boating community,” stated Chris Shaffner, C-PORT Chairman.
Distinguished Service Awards are presented to those exhibiting Extraordinary Assistance and Meritorious Service Awards are presented to those who showed Exemplary Assistance. Read more...Lifesaving Award Recipients (the file is large and may take a few moments to open).