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Tow firm reports busy holiday week

The Independence Day holiday has been one of the busiest in recent years for Sea Tow, the on-water assistance provider reports.

By midway through the holiday week, which the company considers this year from June 29-July 8, Sea Tow already had received more than 2,200 calls for assistance.

Capsizes, sinkings and on-board fires were among the emergencies called in to Sea Tow dispatchers.

In addition to these calls, about 20 percent of the Sea Tow network had responded to requests for boat salvages and recoveries through July 4. Call volume to Sea Tow operators was up more than 16 percent this year over the 2011 holiday period, with the No. 1 assistance request being for boat tows.

Click here for the full announcement, including summaries of several notable calls.