Safety awards for Crowley

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Barry Champagne Photography • Chamber of Shipping of America - Awards LuncheonSeventy three Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels have received Jones F Devlin Awards for their commitment to operational safety from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) at the 2012 Annual Safety Awards Luncheon in New Orleans.

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 crew members who are responsible for safe vessel operations.

By 2012, Crowley vessels had collectively logged more than 400 years of safe operations, by Devlin Award standards.  Also, six additional Crowley vessels were recognised for their safe 2012 operations, bringing the number of awarded vessels up to 73.

Crowley’s Valdez Star, the company’s longest standing award winner has operated for 22 years without an LTI.

“As the company’s No. 1 core value, safety is always in the forefront of our minds,” said Mike Golonka, Crowley Vice President of Ship Management.

“It’s very gratifying for our crews to be honoured for their safety accomplishments. The Devlin Awards are but one way to recognise that Crowley seagoing employees take a personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and their fellow shipmates. We are honoured to be recognised with these awards again in 2012.”

The 2012 Safety Awards Luncheon marks the 55th year the CSA has granted the Jones F Devlin Awards. The CSA represents 37 US-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.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc, a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company and provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services.