(Captain John Ward, C-PORT chairman and Sea Tow Destin/Pensacola owner and Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer III, Sea Tow CEO)
At Sea Tow, we pride ourselves on the role we play within all levels of the boating community. Not only do we strive to give the best possible on-water assistance to each and every one of our members, but we also take every opportunity to be good stewards for the hobby and lifestyle we hold dear, whether that’s lending a hand at local river cleanup days or advocating for change at the federal level.
It is for that reason that our company CEO, Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, III, was honored with the Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing (C-PORT) Advocacy Award during its Awards Luncheon last month in Jupiter, Florida.
The award is presented annually to a C-PORT member for their service to the association and to the marine industry through advocacy and leadership. According to C-PORT, it honors the member who demonstrates political involvement by actively working towards and advancing C-PORT’s causes with their government representatives.
Captain Joseph was recognized for his “persistence in advocating for federal preemption in the handling of 911 dispatch calls.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized for this award,” Captain Joseph said. “We do everything we can to help out our fellow boaters and the industry as a whole, so it’s great to get affirmation that our hard work is paying off.”
Through Captain Joseph’s determination, language to “further minimize the possibility of maritime 911 calls being improperly routed” was included in the U.S. House of Representative’s version of the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 during the current 115th Congress.
C-PORT’s mission is to represent, promote, protect and defend its member companies through communication, relationship development and education – values we also hold dear here at Sea Tow.
We couldn’t be prouder to have one of our own honored for such an award; however, Captain Joseph said there’s still plenty of work to be done.
“The fight doesn’t stop here,” Captain Joseph added. “There’s always areas where progress can be made. As a marine industry leader, we will continue to help push the boating community forward in whatever ways we can.