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Crowley Among Major Contributors for New Kotzebue Fire Engine

(KOTZEBUE, ALASKA; Sept. 27, 2000) Crowley Marine Services (CMS) was among six major contributors to donate funds towards the purchase of a new, $278,000 fire engine for the City of Kotzebues Volunteer Fire Department. Crowley and other major contributors including Northwest Arctic Borough, Maniilaq Association, the Kotzebue Dog Mushers, Uutuku Store and the Bayside Restaurant, presented checks recently to the Kotzebue Mayor, City Manager and Fire Chief.

These donations, combined with a government grant and funds raised by members of the Kotzebue community, have made the purchase of the new fire engine possible, said Dan Hodges, Crowleys Manager of Terminal Operations in Kotzebue. It has truly been a community effort and CMS is proud to have been a part of it.

The 20-year-old Kotzebue fire engine currently in use is scheduled to be replaced with the new truck in spring of 2001.

Crowley is an integral part of the Kotzebue economy. The company has a long history of providing various types of fuels and packaged petroleum products to the citizens and businesses of the town. Crowleys tank farm has a total capacity of 6 million gallons.

CMS, with U.S. West Coast operating headquarters in Seattle and East Coast and International headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., provides specialized marine transportation and logistics services on a worldwide basis, operating one of the world’s largest fleets of marine and related equipment. The company’s 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; and all-terrain transportation.

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