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Eighty-eight Crowley Vessels Honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in Recognition of 565 Combined Years of Safe Operations

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Eighty-eight Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Award in recognition of their outstanding safety records, during a luncheon held last week in New Orleans, La. Each year, the CSA honors manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without incurring a Lost Time Injury (LTI), specifically highlighting the skills and dedication of the crewmembers responsible for safe vessel operations.

Crowley’s 2014 Devlin Award-worthy vessels together have achieved an impressive total of 565 years of service without an LTI. Of the 88 awarded, 18 have gone without incident for 10 or more consecutive years. Of those, 11 have gone without incident for more than 15 years and one, Valdez Star, hasn’t had an incident in 24 years. Crowley’s vessels have earned Devlin Awards annually since 2005. CSA established the Jones F. Devlin Award in 1958. In the first year, 27 vessels received awards; last year, over 1,500 vessels received awards. Over 18,000 awards have been made since the program began.

Accepting all of the awards on behalf of Crowley were Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management; Capt. Andrew Smith; Capt. Bob Cates; and Dale Wilson, manager marine operations, petroleum services.

“Safety continues to be a primary focus for us at Crowley – whether shoreside or aboard one of our vessels – we believe that safety begins and ends with our employees. The vessels recognized today are proof that together, we can reach our goal of zero – zero harm to people, property and the environment,” said Golonka.

The 2014 Safety Achievement Awards Luncheon marks the 57th year that the CSA has granted the Jones F. Devlin Awards. The CSA represents 34 U.S.-based companies that own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades and other entities that maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels.

The following list shows all the vessels owned or managed by the Crowley family of companies that have been recognized by CSA with the 2013 Jones F. Devlin Award, along with the consecutive number of years each has operated without an LTI:

Vessel Name

Number of Consecutive Years without an LTI

CROWLEY MARINE SERVICES

GUS E

16

KALLUK

3

MV ADMIRAL

4

MV AKU

15

MV AVIK

3

MV CHIEF

16

MV GOLIAH

6

MV GUARDIAN

11

MV GUARDSMAN

3

MV GUIDE

16

MV HUNTER

2

MV KAVIK RIVER

8

MV KUPARUK RIVER

16

MV MASTER

9

MV NACHIK

2

MV PROTECTOR

2

MV PT OLIKTOK

6

MV PT. THOMPSON

7

MV RAMPART

5

MV RESPONSE

9

MV SAG RIVER

14

MV SCOUT

6

MV TIOGA

2

MV TOOLIK RIVER

7

MV VALOR

7

MV VETEREN

15

MV VIGILANT

15

MV WARRIOR

4

ROGER G

16

SEA VOYAGER

7

STALWART

5

TANERLIQ

8

TUG ALERT

5

TUG ATTENTIVE

11

TUG AWARE

10

TUG BULWARK

12

TUG ENDURANCE

8

TUG NANUQ

15

VALDEZ STAR

24

CROWLEY PETROLEUM SERVICES

ATB ACHIEVEMENT/650-8

3

ATB COASTAL RELIANCE/550-4

6

ATB COMMITMENT/650-6

5

ATB COURAGE/650-5

6

ATB GULF RELIANCE/650-2

7

ATB INTEGRITY/650-4

3

ATB LEGACY/750-1

3

ATB LEGEND/750-2

2

ATB PACIFIC RELIANCE/650-1

2

ATB PRIDE/650-7

4

ATB RESOLVE/650-3

2

ATB SEA RELIANCE/550-1

6

ATB SOUND RELIANCE/550-2

12

ATB VISION/650-10

2

PENNSYLVANIA

2

CROWLEY PUERTO RICO SERVICES

MV MONITOR

2

MV SENTINEL

3

MV SENTRY

15

CROWLEY TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT

CAPE INSCRIPTION

3

CAPE INTREPID

9

CAPE ISABEL

4

CAPE ISLAND

2

CAPE TAYLOR

5

CAPE TEXAS

6

CAPE WASHINGTON

5

CAPE WRATH

7

EMPIRE STATE

4

EVERGREEN STATE

4

FREEDOM (ARC)

2

GOLDEN STATE

2

INDEPENDENCE II (ARC)

3

NATIONAL GLORY

2

OCEAN CRESCENT

2

OCEAN GIANT

2

OCEAN TITAN

2

PELICAN STATE

5

RESOLVE (ARC)

2

SS CURTISS

4

SS WRIGHT

8

SUNSHINE STATE

5

SWORDFISH

2

MARINE TRANSPORT LINES

CAPE DIAMOND

5

CAPE DOMINGO

9

CAPE DOUGLAS

2

CAPE EDMONT

14

MARINE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

CARAT

2

ST LOUIS EXPRESS

3

WASHINGTON EXPRESS

3

YORKTOWN EXPRESS

2

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy 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.

Photo caption: Left to right:  Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management;  Rhonda Smith and Captain Andrew Smith; Captain Bob Cates; Dale Wilson, manager marine operations, petroleum services; Captain Charles Carlson and Captain Dennis O’Leary.