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Crowley Marine Services Promotes Two Operations Directors

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 21, 1999) Crowley Marine Services (CMS) today announced the appointment of two new directors for its Atlantic and International Services. Ed McCain will assume the role of Director, Domestic and Liner Operations; and Matt Yacavone will become Director, Contract and International Operations.

Both positions will report to Steve Peterson, Executive Director and General Manager, Atlantic and International Services for CMS and will be based in Jacksonville.

McCain, a 15-year Crowley employee, is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (U.S.M.M.A.) at Kings Point, N.Y. In 1995 McCain became Manager of Marine Operations for Crowleys San Juan, Puerto Rico terminal. He was then promoted to Director, Terminal Operations for Crowley American Transport (CAT) in San Juan. In his new role, McCain will direct the activities of the CMS domestic and liner tug and barge fleet and interface with CATs Puerto Rico Service management team.

Yacavone, also a graduate of the U.S.M.M.A., joined CMS as a Port Captain in Puerto Rico in 1993 having previously worked with a major tug operator on the East Coast. In 1997 he was named Manager of Marine Operations, Puerto Rico. In mid-1997 Yacavone was transferred to Jacksonville to manage the domestic tug and barge fleet. He has recently been involved in Crowleys start-up operations in Venezuela and Argentina as well as major contract projects.

“We are very pleased to have both Yacavone and McCain at their new posts,” Peterson said. “They are both very knowledgeable in their respective areas and will add a great deal of value to the leadership of the company.”

Crowley Marine Services, Inc., with U.S. West Coast operating headquarters in Seattle and U.S. East Coast and International headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., provides specialized marine transportation and logistics services on a worldwide basis, operating one of the worlds largest fleets of marine and related equipment. The companys primary services include tanker escort and ship assist; petroleum transportation and sales; contract barge transportation and ocean towing; logistics and support services; marine salvage and emergency response services by CMS; and all-terrain transportation.