The extended Independence Day holiday period was one of the busiest in recent years for Sea Tow Services International Inc. and its network of locations across the country.
By midway through the holiday period, which ran this year from June 29 to July 8, Sea Tow said it had received more than 2,200 calls for assistance. Additionally, about 20 percent of the Sea Tow network had responded to requests for boat salvages and recoveries through July 4.
Call volume to Sea Tow operators was up more than 16 percent from the 2011 holiday period and the No. 1 request was for boat tows.