Crowley Marine Services Inc. ‘Barge 550-4’

Member of the Crowley Fleet, the Crowley Marine Services Inc. ‘Barge 550-4’ is a 11,457 tonnes, 513 meters barge that entered Dry Dock 1 on April 2, 2017 for 14 days of work.

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Our Task

General dry docking services included shore power, fire protection services, line handlers, gangway access and marine chemist.

Sea chests cleaned and inspected, sea valves inspected, cleaned and replaced (approx. 16 valves). Hull anodes removed and renewed (approximately 88 anodes).

Ballast tank hatch removal / repair (removed hatch, tap holes and refit, approx. 14 hatches). Fuel manifold replacement (renewed fuel manifold piping using carbon steel sch. 80 pipes approx. 9 meters).

Hull treatment included HP wash to hull (7,845m²),UHP full blast to (6,568m²).  Coating included (2) full coats of anti corrosive to (6,568m²).

Crowley Maritime Corporation

Company Overview

Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets through six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services; Latin America liner services; logistics; marine contract solutions; deep sea petroleum transportation; and petroleum transportation, distribution and sales in Alaska.

The primary services offered by these six business lines include:

We support all six of our primary business segments with centralized corporate operations, including purchasing, human resources, information technology, public relations and advertising, training, travel and facilities development. In addition, we often provide vessel design, construction management and vessel management services for company-owned vessels that are chartered for use in our operating lines of business.

Our company was founded in 1892, when founder Thomas Crowley — the grandfather of current chairman and CEO Thomas B. Crowley Jr. — purchased an 18-foot Whitehall boat to provide transportation of personnel and supplies to ships anchored on San Francisco Bay. The present structure, in which Crowley Maritime Corporation serves as a holding company for business lines and all subsidiaries, was put in place in 1992.  The company is wholly and privately owned by the Crowley family and Crowley employees.

Crowley-owned subsidiaries include:

TITAN Salvage

Jensen Maritime Consultants

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Today, Tom Crowley Jr. and his leadership team direct a company with more than $2 billion in annual revenues and approximately 5,300 employees. We maintain a fleet of 200 vessels, consisting of RO/RO (roll-on-roll-off) vessels, LO/LO (lift-on-lift-off) vessels,  articulated tug-barges (ATBs) , tugs and barges. Our land-based facilities and equipment include terminals, warehousestank farms , office buildings, trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, cranes and other specialized vehicles.

for more information:  www.crowley.com

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