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AFRAS Honors C-PORT Member

01-Dec-2016

C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing) and AFRAS (Association For Rescue At Sea) celebrated and presented its distinguished lifesaving award at the 30th C-PORT Conference and Membership Meeting. Presenting the award on behalf of AFRAS was Mr. Charles “Skip” Bowen, Master Chief USCG (retired), to Captain Cole Sisler, Offshore Marine Towing/TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale.

Tina Cardone, executive director of C-PORT commented, “The association is thrilled to have one of its members receive this high honor.”  Cardone explained that AFRAS established this program, in cooperation with C-PORT, to annually recognize a deserving member of C-PORT that has shown exceptional skill and determination to save lives during a rescue incident in the maritime environment. During the award ceremony, Mr. Bowen remarked on Sisler’s selfless act in rescuing this man. John Ward, C-PORT chairman added, “C-PORT congratulates Captain Cole Sisler for his heroic efforts in saving this life.  Assisting boaters is what we do and we, as an industry, are honored to have C-PORT members recognized with such a prestigious award.”  

Read the heroic rescue here AFRAS and C-PORT Honor Captain Cole Sisler


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