Crowley Awarded West Coast Salvage and Engineering Services Contract

Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Crowley Maritime Corporation's energy and marine services business segment announced today that it has been awarded the West Coast Salvage and a Worldwide Engineering Services contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Director of Ocean Engineering/Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). With the exception of a four-year period, Crowley has successfully held this contract since 1976. The agreement, which is valid for up to five years, calls for providing salvage and salvage-related services, harbor clearance, ocean engineering and point-to-point towing services. It also calls for engineering services to be provided in support of salvage, towing, harbor clearance, ocean engineering and special project development. "We are pleased to once again be chosen to provide these services to NAVSEA," said Steve Peterson, Crowley's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Energy and Marine Services. "We take pride in the fact that we have the experience and capability to perform these sometimes unique and challenging types of jobs, and we look forward to our continued relationship." The contract covers the entire Western Zone of NAVSEA'S operations, which encompasses the west coast of North and South America from the Arctic to the Antarctic out to the International Date Line.

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