Crowley Awarded More CSA Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 than Any Other Company

(WASHINGTON, DC; Nov. 15, 2013) – During the tenth-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony held in Washington, DC, this week, Crowley Maritime Corporation was awarded 100 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 – more than any other company in the running. The certificates were awarded to Crowley-owned and operated vessels for having worked at least two consecutive years without an environmental incident. Additionally, Crowley was also presented with a membership award in recognition of five years of support to the CSA.

The Environmental Achievement awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that work on oceans or inland waterways. This year, nearly 1,431 vessels from 76 companies, including Crowley, were recognized. In total, the honored vessels accumulated 10,282 years of safe operations, with a vessel average of 6.9 years. Two hundred and eighty of the vessels have logged more than 10 years each of environmental excellence.

Combined, Crowley’s vessels achieved a total of 1,066 years of service without incident. Fifty-three of Crowley’s vessels have gone without incident for 10 or more consecutive years, including the following: Saturn, 44 years; Kuparuk River, 43 years; Kavik River, 38 years; Pt. Oliktok and Stalwart, each with 31 years.

Crowley has been honored with Environmental Achievement Awards each year, since at least 2005.

“As the company’s No. 1 core value, safety is always in the forefront of our minds,” said Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. “This recognition is a testament to the rigorous work of our crews who ensure that our vessels operate safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. We are honored to be recognized with these awards again in 2013.”

Accepting the awards on behalf of Crowley were Golonka; Jeff Hoffman, chief engineer, National Glory; Vince Mull, chief engineer, Achievement/650-8; Ralph Elroy, captain, Cape Decision; and Jeff Siefert, chief engineer, Charleston Express.

Joseph J. Cox, president of CSA said, “These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shoreside who operate our vessels to the highest standards. In today’s world, it seems our industry only gets front-page news when spills or other environmental problems occur. It is encouraging to see how many vessels go for years achieving environmental excellence. It should be clear to the American public that we in the maritime industry take our stewardship of the marine environment very seriously.”

The following is a list of vessels owned or operated by Crowley, or one of its subsidiaries, that received environmental excellence awards this year from the CSA:

Vessel Name

Consecutive Years without Incident

MV PILOT

              13

MV PIONEER

                9

 

 

Crowley Marine Services

 

MV NACHIK

                4

ARCTIC HAWK

              10

AVIK

                9

BULWARK

              10

GOLIAH

                6

GUARDIAN

              13

KALLUK

                2

KUPARUK RIVER

              43

LEADER

                2

MASTER

              15

MV AKU

              13

MV BELAYA KUROPATKA

              13

MV CHIEF

              14

MV GAUNTLET

              13

MV GUARD

                8

MV GUIDE

              14

MV GURADIAN

              13

MV HUNTER

              12

MV KAVIK RIVER

              43

MV NAVIGATOR

                4

MV PT OLIKTOK

              31

MV PT. THOMPSON

              16

MV RAMPART

              13

MV SAG RIVER

              38

MV SEA BREEZE

              13

MV SEA HORSE

              13

MV SESOK

                4

MV SPARTAN

                9

MV TIOGA

              14

MV TOOLIK RIVER

              13

MV VALOR

                6

MV WARRIOR

              13

PROTECTOR

                2

RESPONSE

                2

SATURN

              44

SCOUT

              14

STALWART

              31

TANERLIQ

              14

TUG ALERT

              13

TUG ATTENTIVE

              13

TUG AWARE

                3

TUG BULWARK

              13

TUG ENDURANCE

              13

TUG NANUQ

              14

TUG SEA VOYAGER

                6

MV VIGILANT

              13

 

 

Crowley Petroleum Services

 

ATB ACHIEVEMENT/650-8

                3

ATB COASTAL RELIANCE/550-4

              10

ATB COURAGE/650-5

                5

ATB GULF RELIANCE/650-2

                7

ATB INTEGRITY/650-4

                5

ATB LEGACY/750-1

                2

ATB OCEAN RELIANCE/550-3

              10

ATB PRIDE/650-7

                4

ATB RESOLVE/650-3

                5

ATB SEA RELIANCE/550-1

              11

ATB SOUND RELIANCE/550-2

              11

ATB VISION/650-10

                2

MV GUARDSMAN

                5

MV SEA PRINCE

                9

 

 

Crowley Puerto Rico Services

 

TUG ADVENTURER

              13

MV SENTINEL

              13

MV SENTRY

              13

MV DEFENDER

              13

MV ENSIGN

              13

MV EXPLORER

              13

MV MONITOR

              13

MV PATRIARCH

              13

 

 

Crowley Technical Management

 

CAPE INSCRIPTION

                2

CAPE INTREPID

                7

CAPE TAYLOR

              10

CAPE TEXAS

                5

CAPE WASHINGTON

                2

CAPE WRATH

                7

COURAGE (ARC)

                8

EMPIRE STATE

                3

EVERGREEN STATE

                2

FREEDOM (ARC)

                2

GOLDEN STATE

                3

INDEPENDENCE II (ARC)

                8

INTEGRITY (ARC)

                6

NATIONAL GLORY

                5

OCEAN CHARGER

                4

OCEAN TITAN

                3

PELICAN STATE

                3

RESOLVE (ARC)

                5

SS CURTISS

              14

SS WRIGHT

              13

SUNSHINE STATE

                3

 

 

Marine Transport Lines

 

CAPE DECISION

              10

CAPE DIAMOND

                9

CAPE DOMINGO

                8

CAPE DOUGLAS

                6

CAPE DUCATO

                7

 

 

Marine Transport Management

 

CHARLESTON EXPRESS

              15

PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS

              15

ST LOUIS EXPRESS

              15

YORKTOWN EXPRESS

              12  

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.

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