106 Crowley Vessels Recognized for Environmental Safety by CSA

Crowley personnel pictured (left to right): Conrad Kuiken, manager, marine operations; Captain Tod Doane and his wife; Captain Tom Gately; and Mike Golonka, vice president, government services.

The significant number of vessels with long tenures without an environmental incident is a credit to the dedicated men and women who serve as crews and shore-side personnel.

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has honored 106 Crowley-owned or -operated vessels with Certificates of Environmental Achievement. The awards recognize the company for operating vessels without any environmental incidents, displaying a commitment to respecting and protecting the environment on oceans and inland waterways.

The 106 vessels represent a combined sum of 1,068 years of service without experiencing an environmental incident, which includes reportable spills or port citations. Among them, 42 vessels have served at least 10 years without an incident.

“The significant number of vessels with long tenures without an environmental incident is a credit to the dedicated men and women who serve as crews and shore-side personnel. At Crowley, we always put safety atop our core values, and that includes a commitment to being environmental stewards where we work,” said Crowley Vice President Mike Golonka, government services, who was among recipients at the CSA awards ceremony Nov. 8. “We are grateful and appreciative of awards from CSA, and share their support for environmental protection.”

“Safe and environmentally responsible operations is a culture fully embraced by the maritime industry as a whole and as evidenced by the performances of the award recipients,” said Kathy Metcalf, president of CSA.

The awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that operate on oceans or inland waterways.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 125-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico liner services, international liner services, logistics services, petroleum services, marine services and…

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