Sea Tow asks for boating safety award nominees

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The Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education is seeking nominees for its Sea Tow Foundation Safe Boating Award.

The award is given to a Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, or C-PORT, member in recognition of his or her efforts in saving lives or presenting boating safety education.

C-PORT is the only national organization representing the marine assistance industry in the United States.

Criteria for the award include a rescue involving a life-threatening situation, innovative ways of presenting accident prevention and boating safety education to the public, overall program content, the program's impact on the public and its success, and duration of the program.

The winner will be presented with a plaque and $500 check to further support boating safety programs.

Nominations, due by the close of business Dec. 1, must be submitted to Michelle Zaloom, executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation, at mzaloom@boatingsafety.com, via fax to (631) 765-5801, or by mail to the Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety & Education, P.O. Box 1325, Southold, NY 11971.

The Sea Tow Foundation's board of directors will choose a winner, and the award will be presented at the C-PORT Annual Meeting in January.

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