Crowley honoured with second consecutive “Elite Vessel Award”

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum services division been honoured by Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) with its annual Elite Vessel Award for the second consecutive year.

This year’s honour, the 2014 Elite Vessel Award, was presented during a luncheon held at Crowley’s headquarters in Jacksonville by MPC’s George McAfee, Ph.D., head of commercial development, marine division, and Gregg Qualls, logistics commercial manager, marine division. Crowley’s Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, petroleum services, accepted it before an audience of MPC executives and Crowley employees.

Guests of honour included Captains Phillip Wright and Calvin Paterson, Courage/650-5 and Legacy/750-1, and Chief Mates John Crawford and Robert Cope, of Achievement/650-8 and Legend/750-2.

“We appreciate MPC’s recognition of Crowley’s safety measures,” said Grune, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “Our captains and crews aboard these vessels are exemplary environmental stewards who strive for operational excellence each and every day. Without them, this Elite Vessel Award would not be possible.”

“This award recognises Crowley for its operational excellence with outstanding safety and reliably performance,” said McAfee.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

Published on 22/05/2015

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