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C-PORT seeks award nominations

The Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, or C-PORT, is seeking nominations for the Afras Lifesaving Award and the C-PORT Compass Rose Award, both of which will be presented Nov. 19-21 during the 28th C-PORT Conference and Membership Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Association for Rescue at Sea will continue its program of annually recognizing a C-PORT individual or group who perform exceptional acts in attempting to save life in the maritime environment. Nominations go directly to C-PORT. AFRAS will evaluate them and the award, if one is recognized, will be presented by AFRAS at the C-PORT Conference Banquet and Gala on Nov. 20.

“This will be the fifth year for this celebrated award,” C-PORT executive director Tina Cardone said in a statement. “The C-PORT membership has many heroes, and we are grateful for the recognition they receive for their selfless deeds in serving the boating public.”

The Compass Rose Award is presented to someone who is dedicated to making the marine assistance industry better through their hard work and desire to make boating an enjoyable experience for everyone. Award nominations can be sent directly to C-PORT; the award will be presented at the Nov. 20 banquet and gala.

Cardone asks that nominations for both awards be emailed to her at or mailed directly to the C-PORT office at 3640-B3 North Federal Hwy, No. 136, Lighthouse Point, Fla. 33064, by Oct. 2.

“This allows sufficient time for the vetting of the nominations,” she said.


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