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Richard Paul

Capt. Richard Paul Co-Owner

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. Richard Paul was born in Leesburg, Florida and grew up in the Lakelan...

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Jay McMillin

Capt. Jay McMillin Co-Owner

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 rel...

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Ed Semon

Capt. Ed Semon Senior Captain

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 ...

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Ryan Hennecy

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 m...

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Billy Schmacker

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...

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