Crowley Marine Services Inc. ‘Tug Liberty’

Crowley Marine Services Inc. ‘Tug Liberty’ is a 2,164 tonnes, 148 meters tug that entered Dry Dock 2 on May 19, 2017 for an extensive 21 day work period.

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Our Task

‘Tug Liberty’ received sea chest cleaning and inspection; sea valve inspection, repair and replacement of approx. 23 valves. Water jetting of overboard/suction piping using UHP jet hull penetration with blaster wands and rotary heads. Sea bay cleaning and inspection; hull anodes removal and renewal of approx. 90 anodes. CPP propeller cleaning and inspection. Tail shaft overhaul to include the removal, inspection and repairs; rudder removal and reinstallation. Potable water tank and fuel tanks cleaned. Structural modifications to bulkhead at frame 62 below main deck using approx. 2.1 tonnes grade A steel. Hull treatment included HP/LP wash followed by a full coat of anti-fouling on underwater hull and a full coat of anti-corrosive to the water line to top of bulwark.

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.

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