(Kings Point, N.Y.; Aug. 7, 2007) – Continuing its support of students wishing to enter maritime, transportation and logistics fields, Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented Tyler A. Stutin, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen, with the Crowley Maritime Security Enhancement Award.
Vic Goldberg, Crowley vice president of marine operations, recognized Stutin, during the 2007 Academic Awards Convocation at Kings Point in June. Candidates for this award must demonstrate exceptional interest in and aptitude for a career in port, maritime or transportation security.
Stutin, a logistics and intermodal transportation major, hails from Pasadena, Calif., and was the senior class president and the aide to the Academy’s Deputy Superintendent, Rear Admiral Christopher McMahon, USMS. In February 2005, Stutin was presented with the U.S. Maritime Service Professional Achievement Medal by the U.S. Maritime Administrator for saving a life at sea. In October 2006, he completed and presented an independent study for the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency on the vulnerability of U.S. ports to terrorist sea mining. And last December, Crowley presented Stutin with a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Stutin plans to pursue a career in the maritime industry and to one day enter the field of admiralty law.
In addition to cash awards, Crowley has provided scholarship aid totaling more than $100,000 to deserving students at U.S. maritime academies and other select institutions in the name of Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. Tom Crowley Jr., his son, is now chairman, president and CEO. To qualify, students must demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership skills, initiative, teamwork, a history of community involvement and a desire to make a career in the maritime industry. Crowley also extends formal internships when possible as an additional benefit to the scholarship recipients.
Earlier this year, the company hired 21 graduating seniors from the 2007 spring graduating classes of the nation’s merchant marine academies. The surge in academy new hires is part of Crowley’s re-energized recruiting program designed to help address crewing shortages currently facing the maritime industry.
These newly hired graduates are being given a comprehensive, training program intended to provide them an introduction to the basics of towing along with insight into Crowley’s procedures and safety culture.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of five operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, 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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