Skip to main content

Sea Tow adds Midwest radio-check stations

Sea Tow Services International added Automated Radio Check host stations in Michigan and Illinois.

The Inland Seas Educational Association of Michigan is now a host station. Boaters in Grand Traverse Bay and the Manitou Passage can take advantage of the boating safety service free by calling channel 28 on their VHF radio.

Crowley’s Yacht Yard is also a Sea Tow ARC host station. Boaters in the Chicago Harbors area can take advantage of the service free by calling channel 27 on their VHF radio.

Sea Tow’s ARC service, provided in association with MariTel, lets boaters check that their vessel’s VHF radio is in working order. To use the service, they tune the VHF to the local Automated Radio Check channel, key the mic and request a radio check. They will hear an automated response and their call will be played back to them, confirming that the radio is operational and allowing them to assess transmission strength, a crucial safety check.

Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check service also aids the Coast Guard by reducing non-emergency communications on VHF channel 16, freeing the channel for distress-call activity.

Click here for information on the Michigan location and click here for information on the Illinois location.

Related

1_LIMESTONE

Limestone Secures Financing for Expansion

The company said the $6 million in credit will be used to improve its Tennessee manufacturing facility and buy new equipment.

1_MCKENZIE

Mastry Marine Names Repower Center

St. Augustine, Fla.-based McKenzie Marine is the engine distributor’s latest designated Suzuki Repower Center.

1_VANDERBILT

Vanderbilt Ships First Pontoon

The company said the 700T Series was the first model shipped from its new Fort Wayne, Ind., factory and was delivered to The Marina in Angola, Ind.

1_CHIPS.ACT

NMMA Celebrates CHIPS Act

The legislation aims to return semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S. and allows businesses to deduct R&D costs in the same year they are incurred.

1_COX

Cox Marine Hires Sales and Support Staff

The diesel outboard builder this week brought aboard a new regional sales director, regional sales manager and an aftersales manager.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Boating Interests Lose Wind Farm Battle

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed wind farm off the Cleveland, Oh., waterfront meets planning requirements.

1_INFLATION.JULY

July Inflation Data Lags June

Consumer Price Index results may indicate that inflation has peaked, and Producer Price Index data was below market expectations.

1_YAMAHA

Yamaha Posts Higher Sales, Profit

The company’s first half 2022 net sales increased to $1.93 billion, and segment income rose to $330 million.