Crowley Shipmaster Receives 'Sandy' Relief Award

Press Release
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Spirit Awards: Photo credit Crowley

The master of Crowley’s 'S.S. Wright, Capt Fred Walley, receives the 'Spirit Award' in recognition of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
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Capt Walley of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship, was presented with the Spirit Award at the Nationals Park during a televised Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies on National Maritime Day, May 25. National Maritime Day is an annual observance that recognizes the U.S. maritime industry.

Walley was selected to receive the award on behalf of the company and his crew, which provided support to the relief organizations working in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. The storm devastated the U.S. Northeastern coast in late October 2012.
Shortly after the storm, the S.S. Wright along with fellow MARAD vessel T.S. Kennedy, relocated to Staten Island, NY, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide cost-effective accommodations and meals for more than 900 FEMA, Red Cross relief and other workers.  Stationed in New York for more than a month, the 40 crewmembers aboard the S.S. Wright provided more than 4,000 overnight accommodations and 15,000 meals.

Chip Jaenichen, deputy maritime administrator, MARAD; T.K. Shannon, commander rear admiral, Military Sealift Command; and Laura Hammond, third officer, U.S.N.S. Comfort, also received Spirit Awards alongside Walley during the event.

“The rapid activation and deployment of the S.S. Wright to New York and success of the mission was unprecedented, thanks to the cooperation and joint effort of afloat and shore-side personnel,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. “The entire effort was a true testament of how Crowley – and the maritime industry as a whole – can offer relief during times of great need.”

In addition to the Spirit Award, MARAD honored the S.S. Wright and Kennedy crewmembers’ earlier this year with Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement.

In the picture, from left: MSC Commander Rear Admiral T.K. Shannon, Deputy Maritime Administrator Chip Jaenichen, Captain Fred Walley, USNS Comfort Third Officer Laura Hammond
 


 

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