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Crowley to Christen One of the Industry’s Largest, Safest ATBs in New Orleans Tomorrow, Thursday, November 3, 2011

What: A significant milestone in the economic growth of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Crowley Maritime Corporation will christen its largest and fastest articulated tug-barge (ATB), the Legacy/750-1. The 16,000-horsepower tug Legacy and barge 750-1, capable of carrying 330,000 barrels of petroleum products, is almost as long (674 feet) as New Orleans’ tallest building (One Shell Square) is high (697 feet). Crowley will operate the Legacy/750-1 in the Jones Act U.S. coastwise trade for Marathon Petroleum and will regularly load cargo in Garyville, La., 40 miles upriver from New Orleans. The750-1 was built nearby at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The media is invited to join Crowley Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. and more than 200 guests, including representatives from VT Halter and Marathon Petroleum, at the christening, which will feature the traditional breaking of champagne bottles against the hulls of the respective vessels.

When: Thursday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m.; vessel tours will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Where: 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, La.

Media Contact on Scene: Mark Miller 904-607-2087

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