Sea Tow captains honored for September rescue efforts in Greenport

11/22/2014 4:00 PM |
Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Garrett Moore (right), pictured with Patrick O’Halloran in September, received one of 12 awards from Sea Town Services International for lifesaving efforts for his role in rescuing six boaters and bringing an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Sea Tow Services International presented 12 awards for lifesaving efforts and “for efforts above and beyond” the call of duty at a Nov. 18 awards banquet in West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Among those honored “for efforts above and beyond” were Bill Barker, a captain for Sea Tow in Southold, and Garrett Moore, a part-time Sea Tow captain. In September, Mr. Barker and Mr. Moore helped rescue six Connecticut men who were ejected into Peconic Bay after driver of a speed boat lost control of the boat near Claudio’s Restaurant in Greenport.

During the incident, Mr. Moore jumped aboard the unmanned vessel, which at that point was making 20 mph elliptical circles in the water, and shut its engine off.

“We are extremely proud of our 2014 Sea Tow winners, who distinguished themselves by demonstrating their bravery and compassion for fellow boaters in the past year,” said Sea Tow founder Captain Joe Frohnhoefer in a statement. “They are truly ‘local heroes’ in their communities.”

ryoung@timesreview.com

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