Crowley Petroleum Services receives Elite Vessel Award for safety

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) recently presented its Elite Vessel Award for the sixth consecutive year to Crowley Petroleum Services, recognizing the company’s mariners and vessels who serve Marathon for outstanding performance and environmental protection.

The award, presented at a reception in Jacksonville, Fla., honors vessel operators for their customer service, dependability and exemplary performance in health, safety and environmental excellence. Select, high-performing Crowley mariners were chosen to represent their ships and crewmates at the award ceremony, and each received a plaque to commemorate their team’s achievements.

Crowley vessels recognized for 2018 included:  

• Tanker M/T West Virginia (represented at the event by Capt. James Cunningham)
• Articulated tug-barge (ATB) Courage/650-5 (represented by Capt. Darren Bates)
• ATB Liberty/750-3 (represented by second mate Coronado Hickman)
• Tanker M/T Louisiana (represented by first assistant engineer Seth Green)
• ATB Legend/750-2 (represented by chief mate Kyle O’Connor)
• ATB Achievement/650-8 
• Tanker M/T Ohio

“Crowley is committed to safe and reliable transportation, and we are proud of the dedicated service and professionalism that these honorees demonstrate every day,” said Crowley's Tucker Gilliam, vice president of petroleum services. “We appreciate the trust and partnership that Marathon has for our company and the men and women who serve the fleet.”

Crowley is one of the largest independent operators of petroleum and chemical product tankers and barges in the U.S. In 2018, Crowley safely delivered more than 556 million barrels of petroleum products. The company and its subsidiaries operate 40 Jones Act-qualified, large petroleum transportation vessels with a combined capacity of more than 12 million barrels.

Marathon is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per calendar day (bpcd) of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, a subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. 

By Professional Mariner Staff