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Chamber of Shipping of America Honors 104 Crowley Vessels for Safe Operations

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) honored 104 vessels owned and/or managed by Crowley Maritime Corporation with annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their combined 737 years of incident-free service through 2018.

Of the 104 vessels awarded, 27 have gone without an incident for 10 or more years, including the following vessels:

• Valdez Star, 28 years;
• Gus E, MV Chief, MV Guide, Roger E, each with 20 years;
• MV Aku, MV Veteran, and MV Vigilant, each with 19 years;
• USNS Impeccable and tug Bulwark, each with 16 years;
• MV Guardian and tug Attentive, each with 15 years;
• Tug Aware, 14 years;
• MV Master and MV Response, each with 13 years;
• MV Kavik River, Tanerliq and tug Endurance, each with 12 years;
• MV Pt. Thompson, MV Toolik River, MV Valor, Sea Voyager and ATB Gulf Reliance/ 650-2, each with 11 years;
• MV Goliah, MV Scout and ATB Courage/ 650-5, each with 10 years.

Left to right: Port Captain Thomas LeBlanc, Chambers, Captain Christopher Menezes and Captain Robert Wirtanen.

“Crowley’s mariners are committed to safe operations, and it’s a credit to the dedication of these men and women that 104 Crowley vessels receive this award,” said Boren Chambers, director of marine operations, who attended the award reception on June 18. “This recognition reflects our No. 1 core value of safety. Without the skill and dedication of the women and men to work safely, this could not have been achieved.”

Devlin Award Certificates are awarded to all manned merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crew member losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. This award acknowledges the commitment that crewmembers have invested into safe vessel operations. CSA has honored Crowley with Devlin Awards every year since 2005.

“CSA’s members are committed to safe operations and CSA’s involvement in safety is longstanding with our ongoing commitment to represent the industry, domestically and internationally, on safety issues encompassing every facet of ship operations,” said CSA President Kathy Metcalf.

“It is only fitting that an industry so focused on safety publicly recognizes the skills and dedication of the women and men who have enabled these many years of safe operations and who are responsible for actions in keeping with the highest traditions of the sea – aid to those in peril,” she said.

The following list includes all vessels owned or managed by Crowley to be honored with 2018 Jones F. Devlin Awards, and their number of consecutive years without an incident.

Crowley Fuels LLC (Years Incident Free)
MV AKU 19
MV AVIK 7

CROWLEY GLOBAL SHIP MANAGEMENT
AMERICAN ENDURANCE 2
EMPIRE STATE 8
GARDEN STATE 2
GOLDEN STATE 6
NATIONAL GLORY 6
OCEAN CRESCENT 2
OCEAN FREEDOM 2
OCEAN GRAND 3
PELICAN STATE 2
SUNSHINE STATE 9
TEXAS 3

CROWLEY GOVERNMENT SERVICES
CAPE WASHINGTON 9
SS CURTISS 8
USNS 1ST LT HARRY L. MARTIN 3
USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS 3
USNS ABLE 3
USNS GYGST FRED W. STOCKHAM 2
USNS HOWARD O. LORENZEN 2
USNS IMPECCABLE 16
USNS LCPL ROY M. WHEAT 8
USNS LOYAL 2
USNS MAJ STEPHEN W. PLESS 2
USNS PFC DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS 2
USNS PFC EUGENE A. OBREGON 2
USNS SGT MATEJ KOCAK 2
USNS SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON 2
USNS VICTORIOUS 3

CROWLEY MARINE SERVICES
GUS E 20
MV ADMIRAL 8
MV BELAYA KUROPATKA 3
MV CHIEF 20
MV GOLIAH 10
MV GUARD 5
MV GUARDIAN 15
MV GUIDE 20
MV HUNTER 6
MV KAVIK RIVER 12
MV KUPARUK RIVER 3
MV MASTER 13
MV NACHIK 6
MV NAVIGATOR 3
MV OCEAN SKY 5
MV OCEAN SUN 5
MV OCEAN WAVE 4
MV OCEAN WIND 5
MV PROTECTOR 6
MV PT. THOMPSON 11
MV RESPONSE 13
MV SAG RIVER 3
MV SCOUT 10
MV SEA PRINCE 3
MV SEOSK 3
MV SIKU 5
MV TIOGA 6
MV TOOLIK RIVER 11
MV VALOR 11
MV VETERAN 19
MV VIGILANT 19
ROGER G 20
SEA VOYAGER 11
STALWART 9
TANERLIQ 12
TUG ALERT 9
TUG ATTENTIVE 15
TUG AWARE 14
TUG BULWARK 16
TUG ENDURANCE 12
TUG GUARDSMAN 3
TUG NANUQ 19
VALDEZ STAR 28

CROWLEY PETROLEUM SERVICES
ATB ACHIEVEMENT/ 650-8 7
ATB COMMITMENT/ 650-6 3
ATB COURAGE/650-5 10
ATB GULF RELIANCE/ 650-2 11
ATB INNOVATION/650-9 2
ATB INTEGRITY/ 650-4 3
ATB LEGACY/ 750-1 7
ATB LEGEND/750-2 6
ATB LIBERTY/750-3 5
ATB OCEAN RELIANCE/ 550-3 2
ATB PACIFIC RELIANCE/650-1 6
ATB PRIDE/ 650-7 2
ATB RESOLVE/ 650-3 4
ATB VISION/ 650-10 6
BAY STATE 2
FLORIDA 5
LONE STAR STATE 2
LOUISIANA 2
MAGNOLIA STATE 2
OHIO 2
PENNSYLVANIA 6
WEST VIRGINIA 2

CROWLEY PUERTO RICO SERVICES
MV DEFENDER 5
MV ENSIGN 5
MV MONITOR 6
MV PATRIARCH 5
TUG ADVENTURER 5
TUG RANGER 4
TUG WARRIOR 8

MARINE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
CHARLESTON EXPRESS 2
HORIZON RELIANCE 3
ST LOUIS EXPRESS 7
Source: Crowley

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