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My Local Sea Tow Captain

Capt. Walter Garschagen
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You may rest assured that your vessel will be in good hands due to the trained and committed Captains we have on staff. Our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction has helped make us the leading and most respected marine assistance provider in the world. Our Captains are standing by 24/7 to assist our members both on and off the water. Give us a call any time, we can help or just say hello!

Our Team

Walter Garschagen - Owner/Captain
Captain Walter is the owner of Sea Tow Central Hudson River. Walter takes great pride in work, his captains and his fleet of Sea Tow response vessels. He has worked in the marine industry for 12 years as a marine systems technician and electronics installer. He grew up on the water in Holland sailing and messing about in boats.

Tim Andrews - Captain
Capt.Tim Andrews has been working on boats since he was a kid in Florida. Tim has worked for Sea Tow Central Hudson since 2000 and enjoys assisting Sea Tow members. As a certified Mercruiser mechanic, Tim will often attempt to repair the member's boat in order for them to continue enjoying their time on the water. Tim is an avid fisherman and will use his time off to catch some Hudson River stripers. Tim holds a 100 ton inland Coast Guard license with a commercial towing endorsement.

Joe Paccione - Captain
Captain Joe grew up in Nyack and has spent the most time of all of our team on the river. He holds a 100-ton USCG license and is an avid sailor.

Greg Sheehan - Captain
Captain Gregory Sheehan joined Sea Tow Central Hudson in the spring of 2007 as a part-time seasonal Captain. He enjoys working on the Sea Tow boats assisting members usually two days a week during the boating season. Greg's second job away from Sea Tow, is that of a Commercial Diver in the New York area. He has an extensive background in all types of diving activities including salvage diving. Besides that, Greg is finishing his college degree in Accounting and is a part-time diesel mechanic. He is a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer. He currently holds a 100 Ton Master Near Coastal license with a Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement.

Brandon Mallon - Captain
Capt. Mallon is a retired NYPD Detective and a lifelong boater. When not running our boats, Capt Mallon can be found working and running his own boat out of the Haverstraw Elks Boat Club.

Bob Bruer - Captain
Capt. Breur, USN ret., has been working for Sea Tow for 8 years. He sails his Cape Dory 38 out of the Cornwall Yacht Club and is a talented wood sculptor as well.

Our Boats

Rescue 1 - 26' Twin Vee

Sea Tow "RESCUE 1" is a model year 2005, 26' Power Cat Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel. The towboat, made by Twin-Vee, has a catamaran hull providing a very smooth ride in the close chop of the Hudson River. With its center console, twin hulls and open deck space the vessel provides an extremely stable work platform. The large, easily accessible center console is great for storing the pumps and salvage gear she carries. "RESCUE 1" is a great general purpose towboat in the Sea Tow Central Hudson Fleet. She consistently logs hundreds of underway hours annually assisting Sea Tow members. This Power Cat style towboat, with its high speed, soft ride and sea keeping abilities is a favorite amoung assistance towing professionals. "RESCUE 1" joined the Sea Tow Central Hudson fleet in June of 2005 as the business expanded. She is the newest towboat in Sea Tow Central Hudson's expanding fleet. "RESCUE 1" is equiped with state of the art electronics and a pair of 200 HP very environmentally friendly, ultra low emission, Evinrude E-Tec engines.

Rescue 2 - 26' Parker

Sea Tow RESCUE 2 is a 26' Parker Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel. The RESCUE 2 was modified by Sea Tow Central Hudson in 2008 to meet the specific needs of an Assistance Towing Vessel on the Hudson River. The monohull design allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found on the Hudson River. RESCUE 2 was also designed to carry an astonishing amount of salvage equipment in its pilot house, with two gas-powered and two electric dewatering pumps, tools and oil containment booms and pads.

Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when designing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.

In fact a "state-of-the-art" communication headset with a noise canceling mic was installed to minimize the ambient noise level on the RESCUE 2. This Piratecom system integrates both VHF radios, and the cell phone into one headset and a high quality microphone. It reduces the ambient noise level by about 90% and severely reduces operator fatigue, while still allowing him to clearly hear and use his communication equipment.

The RESCUE 2 and it's sister boat RESCUE 3 have allowed Sea Tow Central Hudson captains to service Sea Tow members quickly, efficiently and safely in modern purpose built vessels.

Rescue 3 - 26' Parker

Sea Tow RESCUE 3 is a 26' Parker Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel.

RESCUE 3 was recently added to the Sea Tow Central Hudson fleet to meet the specific needs of an Assistance Towing Vessel on the Hudson River. The monohull design allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found on the river. RESCUE 3 came to the Hudson from Sea Tow Portland, where she spent years working the Maine waters. She carries 400' of towline, several salvage pumps and tools, plus oil containment equipment to quickly contain an oil spill.

Sea Tow captains often are on patrol and responding to cases for 8-10 hours at a time on a busy summer day. Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when designing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.

In fact a "state-of-the-art" communication headset with a noise canceling mic was installed to minimize the ambient noise level on the RESCUE 3. This Piratecom system integrates both VHF radios, the stereo, and the cell phone into one headset and a high quality microphone. It reduces the ambient noise level by about 90% and severely reduces operator fatigue, while still allowing him to clearly hear and use his communication equipment.

The RESCUE 3 and it's sister boat RESCUE 1 have allowed Sea Tow Central Hudson Captains to service Sea Tow Members quickly, efficiently and safely in modern purpose built vessels.

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