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Elizabeth Caporelli to Manage Crowley’s Tug Dispatch in Southern California

(Los Angeles; June 17, 2003) – Crowley Marine Services announced today that Elizabeth Caporelli will join the company’s ship assist and escort services group as manager of tug dispatch in Southern California.

Caporelli will be domiciled in Los Angeles and have responsibility for Crowley’s day-to-day commercial tug operations in Los Angeles/Long Beach and in San Diego. She will be handling customer service, marketing data collection and analysis, and maximizing fleet utilization.

“We are very pleased to have Liz join the Crowley team,” said Rob Grune, vice president and general manager, ship assist and escort. “Our customers will enjoy working with her as she brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to the job.”

Caporelli graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in resource development. She has worked in various marine-related positions including acting as marine project coordinator for Raytheon Polar Services, which performed scientific offshore research in Antarctica on behalf of the US National Science Foundation. In addition, Caporelli has worked for the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Bermuda Biological Station for Research.

Caporelli is a published author of a number of scientific papers on marine environmental issues and she holds a U.S. Coast Guard masters 100-ton, near-shore coastal license.

Seattle-based Crowley Marine Services is a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, which was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Oakland. The corporation is primarily family and employee owned, and is 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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