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Crowley Announces Management Team for Newly Formed Energy and Marine Services Group

(Seattle; Dec. 27, 2001) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announces the appointment of Steve Peterson to senior vice president and general manager with profit and loss responsibility over its newly formed Energy and Marine Services group based in Seattle. Peterson will relocate from Jacksonville to Seattle in January.

Crowley announced the reorganization of its Crowley Marine Services subsidiary into three distinct operating groups in October they include Energy and Marine Services, Ship Assist and Escort Services and Petroleum Services. Energy and Marine Services is comprised of contract towing and transportation, energy support, and salvage and emergency response. Services provided include the transportation of huge, extraordinary and complex structures, including everything from offshore drilling rigs, platforms and jackets and the largest pre-fabricated modules in the world, to retired U.S. Navy ships and fully erect gantry cranes. In addition, a diverse scope of services for the energy industry is offered, drawing upon several disciplines including upstream logistics and project management, ocean towing and transportation, marine engineering, offshore construction support, oil storage and transportation, tanker escort, all-terrain transportation, and quality, safety and environmental protection.

Reporting to Peterson in the Energy and Marine Services group are Nate Asplund, director of business development and Energy Logistics based in Houston; Eric Evans, director of finance, who will be relocating to Seattle; Jim Macaulay, director of West Coast marine operations based in Seattle; Chris Peterson, who has been promoted to general manager, contract services, and will be relocating to Seattle; Craig Tornga, general manager, oil industry services, based in Anchorage; and Matt Yacavone, director of East Coast marine operations, based in Jacksonville.

Steve Peterson joined Crowley in 1972 and served in various positions on tugs before coming ashore in 1974 to hold progressive management positions including assistant project manager for the annual Prudhoe Bay sealift; manager of marine operations; vice president of oil industry and contact services and senior vice president and general manager, East Coast and international operations. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Chris Peterson joined Crowley in 1986 as a mate sailing in Western Alaska and the Arctic. He came ashore with Crowley in 1993 as port captain in San Francisco and later served in Houston as account executive for contract services, Atlantic, with a focus on contract work in Central and South America east of the Panama Canal. Most recently he has served as director, contract services. He is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy.

Oakland-based Crowley, founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

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