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Crowley Promotes Sweeney to Vice President, Valdez Business Unit

(SEATTLE, WA; November 3, 2000) Crowley Marine Services has promoted Alex Sweeney to Vice President, Valdez Business Unit. Sweeney, who reports to Tom Martin, Crowley Senior Vice President and General Manager, West Coast and Alaska, is responsible for all marine activities in support of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Companys Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS) in Alaska.

SERVS mission is to prevent oil spills by assisting tankers in safe navigation through Prince William Sound and to protect the environment by providing rapid and effective response services. Sweeney and his staff and crews are helping SERVS meet this critical mission in the harsh environment of Prince William Sound by operating the most technically advanced fleet of escort vessels in the world.

Sweeney joined Crowley in 1980 and has over 20 years experience in marine operations for Crowley on the east and west coasts. In 1998 he was promoted to the Director of Atlantic Operations and in 1999 was relocated to Valdez and promoted to the position of General Manager, Valdez Services. In 1997, he Sweeney was presented with the Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley Maritime Corporations highest honor. He earned his undergraduate degree from City University in Seattle and completed his MBA in 1995.

Crowley Marine Services, with U.S. West Coast operating headquarters in Seattle, and East Coast & International Operating headquarters in Jacksonville, 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; and all-terrain transportation. More information on Crowley Maritime Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found on the Internet at