Capt. Ramsey Chason is the new franchise owner of Sea Tow Cape and Islands in Massachusetts.
Sea Tow issued safety tips for the Fourth of July weekend, when many boaters take to waterways to enjoy fireworks shows.
The Sea Tow Foundation said it launched a new emergency beacon rental program.
Capt. Tom Kehlenbach, owner of Sea Tow Central Connecticut, believes the 34-foot Sea Ray was the last stranded boat in the state.
The new stands and life jackets have been purchased with a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.
Sea Tow Services International reported a 47 percent increase in the volume of calls for assistance.