Crowley Christens Articulated Tug-Barge

Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2012
'Legend Christening': Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation christen the 16,000-horsepower tugboat 'Legend' and 330,000-barrel tank barge 750-2 in Tampa, Florida.

Together the vessels comprise the company’s newest articulated-tug-barge  (ATB) and will be used to transport petroleum products between the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, making regular port calls in Tampa where Crowley currently discharges nearly 163 million gallons of product each month.

The Legend/750-2 is the second of three petroleum tank vessels in its class in terms of size, speed and capacity in the Crowley fleet, and together measure 674 feet in length, which is 95 feet taller than the Florida Gulf Coast’s tallest skyscraper, Tampa’s own 100 North Tampa. Crowley employs 14 American crewmembers on the vessel and four people shore side in Tampa, a port growing in importance to Crowley. Five to seven Crowley vessels call the Port of Tampa weekly to deliver cargo and petroleum products.

The Legend/750-2 is the second of three U.S. - flag 750 Class ATBs  to be built for Crowley.  The first of its class, the Legacy/750-1, was christened in November 2011 and is already at work in the U.S. Gulf Coast. The last of the three, the Liberty/750-3 - is currently under construction and once completed, will be operated in the Jones Act U.S. coastwise trade by Crowley's petroleum services group, along with the Legacy/750-1 andLegend/750-2.

“We are extremely pleased to add another 750-class ATB to the fleet,” said Crowley Petroleum Services Sr. Vice President and General Manager Rob Grune . “The Legacy/750-1 has proven to perform amazingly well and meet our customers’ needs. We are confident that, like the first of its kind, the Legend/750-2 will also exceed industry standards for the safest possible transportation of petroleum and chemical products.”

Grune’s wife, Joan, acted as vessel sponsor and participated in the time-honored tradition of christening the Legend, along with the wife of Gregg Qualls of Marathon Petroleum Company, Christina, who christened the barge 750-2.



 

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