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Capt. Ken Cavanagh
Captain Ken Cavanagh
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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

Ken Cavanagh - Owner / Captain
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Brendan Collins - Senior Captain
Captain Collins started during the disaster recovery of Hurricane Opal back in September of 1995. He has a Third Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of any gross tonnage upon all Oceans, Radar Observer Unlimited, with a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. Brendan started boating when he was 2 years old on his fathers boat at the Larchmont Yacht Club. He has a BS in Marine Transportation from SUNY Maritime and is also a NYS Certified Fire Fighter and USCG Advanced Shipboard Fire Fighter.

Brian Cea - Director of Operations
Captain Cea started with Sea Tow back in the Summer of 2000 as a seasonal Captain. He became the Director of Operations in May of 2004. He has a USCG 100 Gross Ton Master's Licence, with a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. He started boating on his grandparents' 17' Whaler at the family summer house in Stony Brook, LI when he was 5 yrs old. Brian has a BS in Economics and Finance and a minor in Business Management from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

Carlos de Lasa - Captain
Captain de Lasa has been working seasonally for STWLIS since 2004. He currently holds a Master 1600 ton and unlimited Chief Mate license of Steam or Motor Vessels. Carlos has been working on Oil Tankers for 13 years in Alaska, US West coast, Gulf of Mexico and overseas locations. His current assignment is on one of the worlds largest ATB units on the Delaware River. Carlos is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College.

David Biddle - Captain
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John "Bud" Pierce - Captain
2011 was Captain Pierce's (Bud's) 1st season as a Captain with STWLIS but has been helping out as a deckhand for about 8 years. He currently holds an OUPV license while he finishes his final year at SUNY Maritime (Class of 2012) where he will then have his Third Mate Unlimited, all oceans ticket. Bud started sailing at the age of 8 yrs old. He is currently a Lieutenant at the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

John Gerra - Captain
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Marc Radulovic - Senior Captain
Captain Radulovic started at Sea Tow in 1998. He has 20+ years experience boating. A SUNY Maritime graduate with a 3rd Mate Unlimited all oceans License with a Comercial Assistance Towing endorsement.

Matt Lawston - Captain
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Noah Goldberg - Captain
2011 was Captain Goldberg's (Sabby's) 1st season as a Licensed Captain and he has been a deckhand with us since 2001. He has an OUPV license with a Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement. He has 12 years boating experience and is currently a Chief in the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

Our Boats

Ajax - 28' Almar

Ajax is a 2010 28' Almar powered w/ a 440hp Yanmar diesel, coupled with a Hamilton 274 Water Jet Propusion.  Constructed of reinforced alluminum, she tops out at 38 knots and draws only 18" of water.

Hunter - 28' Almar

Hunter is a 2005 28' Almar powered w/ a 440hp Yanmar diesel, coupled with a Hamilton 274 Water Jet Proplusion.  Constructed of reinforced aluminum, she tops out at 38 knots and draws only 18" of water. 

Retriever - 29' C-Hawk

Retriever is a 2001 29' C-Hawk powered w/ a 2005 315hp Yanmar diesel, coupled with a Mercruiser Bravo X transom plate and a Bravo 2 Outdrive.  She tops out at 30 knots.

Samson - 33' Almar

Samson is a 2008 33' Almar powered w/ twin 490hp Yanmar diesels, coupled with twin Hamilton 274 Water Jet Propulsion.  She was custom designed out of reinforced aluminum and constructed to get into skinny water to meet the needs of our rocky demographics that we are accustomed to in the Western Long Sound.  This powerhouse is the ultimate response vessel, topping out at 50 knots and only drawing 18" of water. 

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