89 Crowley Vessels Honored with Environmental Awards in Recognition of 968 Combined Years of Safe Operations

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Eighty-nine Crowley Maritime Corp.-owned and operated vessels were honored with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for years of safe operations during the eleventh-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony today.

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Safety is the No. 1 core calue at Crowley. These awards recognize the rigorous work of our crews, who ensure that our vessels operate safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Eighty-nine Crowley Maritime Corp.-owned and operated vessels were honored with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for years of safe operations during the eleventh-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony today. Crowley received an award for each vessel that worked at least two consecutive years without an environmental incident. The 89 vessels have logged a combined 968 years of service without incident, a true testament to Crowley’s commitment to keeping harbors and oceans clean.

Each year, CSA invites all owners and operators of vessels that work on oceans or inland waterways to nominate their vessels for Environmental Achievement awards. Approximately 1,386 vessels from 58 companies, including Crowley, were recognized this year at the ceremony held in Washington, D.C. The honored vessels accumulated a total of 10,749 years of safe operations.

Forty-seven of Crowley’s vessels have gone without incident for 10 or more consecutive years, including the following: Saturn, 45 years; Kuparuk River and Kavik River, each with 44 years; and Sag River, 39 years. Crowley has been honored with Environmental Achievement Awards each year since at least 2005.

“Safety is the No. 1 core value at Crowley. This includes the safety of our people and those around them as well as the environment,” said Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. "These awards recognize the rigorous work of our crews, who ensure that our vessels operate safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.”

Accepting the awards on behalf of Crowley were Andy Legge, manager, operations integrity; Steve Sears, captain; Mike Lamb, captain, Pelican State; Mark Richards, port engineer, Cape T’s; Tim Weber, chief engineer, Cape Decision; Tara Weber, engineer, Cape Edmont; and Kevin Cameron, port captain.

Crowley published a Safety in Towing Handbook two decades before the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, evidence of the company’s long history of environmental protection. This commitment has developed into a strong company culture of environmental stewardship, in which the company focuses on greener technology, more environmentally friendly operations and partnerships that help build a greener planet.

Crowley’s EcoStewardship initiatives have led to special recognition over the years from several government organizations including the U.S. Coast Guard's William Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence, Washington Department of Ecology Exceptional Compliance Program, Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Legacy Award and the United States Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Award Designation, among others.

The following is a list of vessels owned or operated by Crowley, or one of its subsidiaries, that received environmental excellence awards this year from the CSA:

Vessel Name                 Award Years
MV Pilot                                         14
Arctic Hawk                                 11
Kalluk                                            3
MV Admiral                                    2
MV Aku                                         14
MV Belaya Kuropatka                 14
MV Chief                                 15
MV Gauntlet                                 14
MV Goliah                                    7
MV Guard                                    9
MV Guardian                                 14
MV Guardsman                            6
MV Guide                                 15
MV Kavik River                         44
MV Kuparuk River                 44
MV Leader                                    3
MV Master                                 16
MV Nachik                                    5
MV Ocean Wave                            2
MV Protector                                    3
MV Pt Oliktok                                 32
MV Pt. Thompson                 17
MV Rampart                                 14
MV Sag River                         39
MV Saturn                                 45
MV Scout                                 15
MV Sea Breeze                         14
MV Sea Horse                         14
MV Sea Prince                         10
MV Spartan                                 10
MV Tioga                                 15
MV Toolik River                         14
MV Valor                                            7
MV Vigilant                                 14
MV Warrior                                 14
Tanerliq                                         15
Tug Alert                                 14
Tug Aware                                    4
Tug Bulwark                                 14
Tug Nanuq                                 15
MV Defender                                 14
MV Ensign                                 14
MV Explorer                                 14
MV Monitor                                 14
MV Patriarch                                 14
MV Sentry                                 14
Tug Ranger                                 14
ATB Integrity/650-4                    6
ATB Legend/750-2                    2
ATB Ocean Reliance/550-3    11
ATB Pride/650-7                            5
ATB Resolve/650-3                    6
ATB Sea Reliance/550-1         12
ATB Sound Reliance/550-2     12
ATB VISION/650-10                    3
Pennsylvania                            2
Cape Inscription                            3
Cape Intrepid                            3
Cape Isabel                                    2
Cape Island                                    2
Cape Taylor                                 11
Cape Washington                    3
Courage (ARC)                            4
Empire State                                    4
Evergreen State                            3
Freedom (ARC)                            8
Golden State                                    4
Independence II (ARC)            4
Integrity (ARC)                            7
National Glory                            6
Ocean Crescent                            2
Ocean Freedom                            2
Ocean Titan                                    4
Pelican State                            4
Resolve (ARC)                            6
SS Curtiss                                 15
SS Wright                                    9
Sunshine State                            4
Cape Decision                         11
Cape Diamond                         10
Cape Domingo                            9
Cape Douglas                            7
Cape Ducato                            8
Carat                                            2
Charleston Express                 16
Philadelphia Express                 16
St Louis Express                         16
Washington Express                    2
Yorktown Express                 13

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 122-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico Liner Services, Caribbean and Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at http://www.crowley.com.

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