Crowley Refloats MV Cefalonia

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Crowley's Energy and Marine services group coordinated and managed the refloat of the grounded MV Cefalonia. The tanker ran aground Saturday about 30 miles south of Stockton, Cal. on the San Joaquin River. It has since made its way without incident to Stockton, CA under tug assist. The vessel, which was loaded with liquid fertilizer, ran aground on its way to the port. Shortly thereafter, Crowley was engaged to provide salvage services in order to extract the vessel from her grounded position. "Crowley has a standing readiness to respond to situations such as this," said Chris Peterson, General Manager Contract Services. "Our complete response plan includes not only coordination of salvage efforts but health, safety and environmental response and preparedness as well."

Four Bay area tugs were contracted by Crowley to be on scene ranging in size from 2,000 to 6,250 BHP. Additionally, Crowley deployed a team of specialists including a Salvage engineer, Salvage Master, Logistics Manager and Health, Safety and Environmental representative to work on scene. Crowley's Naval Architect, Project Manager, Operations and administrative staff provided support and planning to both the on-site team and the United States Coast Guard. Crowley's plan, submitted and approved by the USCG, included provision for spill recovery in the event of a hull breach, however, the structure of the vessel was sound, with no known damage to the hull. A skimmer barge and small utility boat as well as a shore-based recovery trailer and boom deployment boat were on standby in the immediate area as a precaution.

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