Sea Tow International Honors Captain Alan Wentworth Of Sea Tow Virgin Islands



Captain Alan Wentworth



West Palm Beach, Fla.,  – Sea Tow Services International Inc., the nation’s leading on-water assistance provider, honored Sea Tow Virgin Islands owner and Captain Alan Wentworth For Efforts Above and Beyond the call of duty at the Sea Tow Awards Banquet on November 18, 2014. The event was a highlight of the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which brought Sea Tow operators from across the country to West Palm Beach, Fla., on November 17-19.
The award For Efforts Above and Beyond is presented to members of the Sea Tow network whom, while on or off-duty during the past year, participated in an operational event/incident, including a rescue or community program that brings great credit to the Sea Tow franchise and network.
Captain Peter Martin, chief of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue (SAR), joined Sea Tow Founder & CEO Captain Joe Frohnhoefer and Chief Operating Officer Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer III in presenting the awards to Captain Wentworth.
Captain Alan Wentworth was cited For Efforts Above and Beyond for his performance of duties during twoseparate distress incidents in 2014. In the first incident, which took place in the early morning hours of January 1, 2014, the pleasure boat Diversity, carrying eight passengers, hit rocks off Water Point, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Captain Wentworth was able to put his rigid hull inflatable boat up against the Diversity so the injured passengers could be placed on backboards and then transferred, via the Sea Tow boat, to boats operated by St. Thomas Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard, which came alongside. Wentworth’s seamanship and versatile boat handling were key to the success of this mission.

In the second incident, on June 24, 2014, Captain Wentworth was monitoring marine radio traffic when he heard the Coast Guard responding to a diving accident west of Saba Island. He was the first to arrive on scene, followed by St. Thomas Rescue’s boat carrying an EMS
crew. The victim had been diving with his wife and 12-year-old son when he ran into trouble. Wentworth found the victim floating face down in the water. Captain Wentworth and the EMS crew recovered the victim, and returned to shore while EMS attempted to revive the victim. Sadly, the victim was deceased.
Both these incidents illustrate Captain Wentworth’s importance to the safety of the local St. Thomas community, and his strong devotion to his neighbors. Sea Tow Captain Alan Wentworth is commended for outstanding performance of duty, going above and beyond, and bringing great credit to Sea Tow and the marine assistance industry.
About Sea Tow Virgin Islands
Owned by Captain Alan Wentworth, Sea Tow Virgin Islands provides professional marine assistance to Sea Tow members and other boaters and divers in the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sea Tow Virgin Islands is headquartered on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. For more information, please visit
About Sea Tow
Sea Tow Services International Inc. is the nation’s leading on-water assistance provider for boaters. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow serves members inland to the coast throughout the United States, Europe, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For a full list of membership benefits, how to become a Sea Tow member or to inquire about becoming a Sea Tow franchise owner, please visit Sea Tow also offers free boating safety information including the Sea Tow App for smartphones, Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check Service, and the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program. For more information, visit and