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AFRAS (Association For Rescue At Sea) Honors Two Members of C-PORT with Lifesaving Awards

21-Jan-2014 C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing) and AFRAS (Association For Rescue At Sea) celebrated and presented its distinguished lifesaving award at the 27th C-PORT Conference held on January 12 – January 14, 2014 at Clearwater Beach, FL.  “The excellence of service depicted with this year’s nominations was some of the highest we have seen,” remarked Captain Steve Sawyer, USCG (Ret), President of AFRAS.  “It was impossible to select one recipient.”  Receiving the award were Captains George Farrell and Daniel Higgins of TowBoatU.S. Yonkers and Captain Les Trafford of Sea Tow Shinnecock/Moriches.

Tina Cardone, Executive Director of C-PORT added, "The association is thrilled to have two of its members receive this high honor."  Cardone explained that AFRAS established a program, in cooperation with C-PORT, to annually recognize a deserving member of C-PORT that has shown exceptional skill and determination to save lives during a rescue incident in the maritime environment.  Read their stories here, AFRAS C-PORT Award.

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