Capt. Richard Paul holds a U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master near Coastal License, with an Assistance Towing Endorsement. Richard is a certified PADI diver, he is also certified as an Oil Spill 1st Responder Hazardous Material Technician (HAZMAT).
Capt. Jay McMillin
Capt. Jay McMillin holds a U.S. Coast Guard 50
gross ton Master License, Near Coastal with Assistance Towing Endorsement. Additionally,
he is certified as an Oil Spill 1st Responder Hazardous Material Technician
(HAZMAT), and a certified scuba diver.
Captain Jay McMillin was born in Pennsylvania, Jay's family relocated to
North Fort Myers in 1960. He has lived in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area since.
Growing up in North Fort Myers, Jay spent countless days fishing the Caloosahatchee
River and Matlacha Pass (when he could get a ride to the bridge). Throughout
his life, Capt. Jay has continued enjoying the waters of S.W. Fl. Having owned
a number of boats, Capt. Jay has fished both the local backwater and offshore
his entire life.
Capt. Ed Semon
Captain Ed Semon joined Towboat U.S. Cape Coral
in October 2001, after a 20 year U. S. Coast Guard career. A resident of Cape
Coral, Captain Ed is our senior captain. During his five years with the company,
he has assisted hundreds of Southwest Florida boaters. He holds a 100 Gross
Ton Master near Coastal License with an Assistance Towing Endorsement. During
his Coast Guard career, Captain Ed was qualified as Coxswain [boat captain]
on board many small Coast Guard rescue boats. In addition, he was qualified
as a Deck Watch Officer aboard larger Coast Guard Cutters. These included 95
and 110-foot patrol boats as well as larger offshore patrol cutters up to 210
feet. Captain Ed’s Coast Guard career took him to diverse locations including
Alaska, Savannah, Georgia, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Capt Ed in action
Capt. Dan Medina
Captain Daniel Medina was born and raised in sunny Miami, Florida. He currently holds a 50 ton masters captains license and is a certified diver. Dan joined TowboatUS Cape Coral in February 2012. He is our team's marine mechanic/captain. When Dan is not working, you can still usually find him on the water, where he is either out fishing, spending time on the water with his wife and kids, or working on a boat.
Capt Dan in action
Capt. Nate Maynard
Captain Nate Maynard was born and raised here in Cape Coral, Florida. He Holds a 50 Gross Ton Master near Coastal License with an Assistance Towing Endorsement. He grew up fishing and cruising our nearby waters at an early age with his family. Captain Nate also attended University of South Florida for 2 years studying Electrical Engineering but his passion called him back to his home town to run fishing guides out of Pine Island, Florida. Captain Nate joined TowBoat U.S. Cape Coral in May of 2013. When Nate isn't working he spends his time on his boat fishing for fun (or commercially) or with his wife and son.
Capt Nate in action
Capt. Ryan Hennecy
Capt Ryan Hennecy is originally from Lakeland, FL. As a teenager he spent time in Boston, MA where he boated and fished out of Hampton Beach and the Merrimack River. After high school he moved to Auburn, NY where he spent many days fishing and boating in Cayuga Lake and other finger lakes, as well as Lake Ontario.
He moved back down to FL in the beginning of 2013, got his 25 ton Master Captain's license and has been with TowBoatUS Cape Coral since. When he is not assisting boaters, you can typically find him golfing, riding his motorcycle, or fishing around Pine Island sound. Capt Ryan is stationed in St James City.
Capt. Billy Schmacker
Capt Billy Schmacker joined Tow Boat US in March of 2015. He holds a US Coast Guard 25 Ton Master Near Coastal license. Certified Oil 1st Responder Hazardous Material Technician. Certified Diver. He was born and raised in South Florida spending most of his time in Cape Coral growing up and playing in the coastal waters. When he is not working he loves spending time with his wife and son outdoors.
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At Marine Towing and Salvage of Southwest Florida we are proud to serve the boating community, as the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) licensed marine assistance provider in Southwest Florida.
TowBoatUS Cape Coral, Marine Towing and Salvage of S.W. Florida, offers marine assistance towing, fuel delivery, part delivery, jump starts, contract towing, marine salvage, diving services, and contract oil pollution clean-up services.
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