75 Crowley Vessels Earn Safety Awards

By Eric Haun
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Crowley's Dale Wilson, manager, marine operations; Marian Mobley, contracting officer; Dennis O’Leary, chief mate; Stephen Foster, captain; Mike Golonka, VP, ship management

Seventy-five Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels have received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their outstanding safety records in 2013, honors given during a luncheon held last week in New Orleans, La. Each year the CSA grants Devlin Award certificates to manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without incurring a Lost Time Injury (LTI), specifically highlighting the skills and dedication of the crewmembers responsible for safe vessel operations.

Crowley’s 2013 Devlin Award-worthy vessels together have achieved a total of 510 years of service without an LTI. Of the 75 awarded, 19 have gone without incident for 10 or more consecutive years, including the following notable vessels: Valdez Star, 23 years, and Gus E, MV Chief, MV Guide, MV Kuparuk River and Roger G, each with 15 years. Crowley’s vessels have earned Devlin Awards annually since 2005. This year, approximately 1,583 vessels owned by 52 companies were recognized. In total, the honored vessels accumulated 9,658 years of safe operations.

In addition to the 75 Devlin Awards given, two of Crowley’s vessels were also honored with Safety Achievement Awards for outstanding feats of safety in 2013. The first went to Stephen Foster, captain, Sunshine State, and his crew, who received a letter of commendation for assisting three groups of Cuban refugees in the Florida straits. The second and third awards were citations of merit given to the crew of the ATB Achievement/650-8 for the rescue of a man who was struggling to stay afloat in the entrance of Tampa Bay, Fla., and for the rescue of mariners aboard a sinking fishing vessel in stormy waters offshore from Clearwater, Fla.

Accepting all of the awards on behalf of Crowley were Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management; Capt. Foster; Marian Mobley, contracting officer, ship management; Dennis O’Leary, captain, Cape D; and Dale Wilson, manager marine operations, petroleum services.

“Safety is at the top of Crowley’s core values and strategic goals. The vessels receiving Devlin Awards exemplify this Crowley core value, because they live it every day – for themselves, their families and Crowley,” Golonka said.

The 2013 Safety Achievement Awards Luncheon marks the 56th year that the CSA has granted the Jones F. Devlin Awards. The CSA represents 34 U.S.-based companies that own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades and other entities that maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels.

The following list shows all the vessels owned or managed by the Crowley family of companies that have been recognized by CSA with the 2013 Jones F. Devlin Award, along with the consecutive number of years each has operated without an LTI:

Vessel Name // Consecutive Years without LTI

Crowley Marine Services     
GUS E    15
ARCTIC HAWK    5
GLOBAL 1201    2
KALLUK    2
MV ADMIRAL    3
MV AKU    14
MV AVIK    2
MV BELAYA KUROPATKA    14
MV CHIEF    15
MV GOLIAH    5
MV GUARDIAN    10
MV GUARDSMAN    2
MV GUIDE    15
MV KAVIK RIVER    7
MV KUPARUK RIVER    15
MV MASTER    8
MV PT OLIKTOK    5
MV PT. THOMPSON    6
MV RAMPART    4
MV RESPONSE    8
MV SAG RIVER    13
MV SATURN    4
MV SCOUT    5
MV SEA HORSE    14
MV SESOK    3
MV SIKU    4
MV SPARTAN    10
MV TOOLIK RIVER    6
MV VALOR    6
MV VIGILANT    14
MV WARRIOR    3
ROGER G    15
SEA VOYAGER    6
STALWART    4
TANERLIQ    7
TUG ALERT    4
TUG ATTENTIVE    10
TUG AWARE    9
TUG BULWARK    11
TUG ENDURANCE    7
TUG NANUQ    14
VALDEZ STAR    23
 
Crowley Petroleum Services     
ATB SOUND RELIANCE/550-2    11
ATB ACHIEVEMENT/650-8    2
ATB COASTAL RELIANCE/550-4    5
ATB COMMITMENT/650-6    4
ATB COURAGE/650-5    5
ATB GULF RELIANCE/650-2    6
ATB INTEGRITY/650-4    2
ATB LEGACY/750-1    2
ATB OCEAN RELIANCE/550-3    6
ATB PRIDE/650-7    3
ATB SEA RELIANCE/550-1    5
ATB VISION/650-10    3
 
Crowley Puerto Rico Services
MV SENTRY    14
MV SENTINEL    2
 
Crowley Technical Management
CAPE INTREPID    8
CAPE INSCRIPTION    2
CAPE ISABEL    3
CAPE TAYLOR    4
CAPE TEXAS    5
CAPE WASHINGTON    4
CAPE WRATH    6
EVERGREEN STATE    3
INDEPENDENCE II (ARC)    2
INTEGRITY (ARC)    7
PELICAN STATE    4
SS CURTISS    3
SS WRIGHT    7
SUNSHINE STATE    4

Marine Transport Lines
CAPE EDMONT    13
CAPE DIAMOND    4
CAPE DOMINGO    8

Marine Transport Management
ST LOUIS EXPRESS    2
WASHINGTON EXPRESS    2
 
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