Crowley Receives Devlin Award for Safe Operations

Pictured left to right: Jim Varley, Chairman CSA; Captain Jerry Bowers, m/v American Liberty, and Rear Admiral Richard V. Timme, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. Photo courtesy of Crowley.

The Chamber of Shipping of America has honored Crowley Maritime with the Jones F. Devlin Awards for safe operations, the company announced July 28.

The award, which recognizes those that operate without a work-related injury that led in the loss of a full turn at watch for two or more years, was given to Crowley, which recorded “665 cumulative years of accident-free service on its recognized vessels, ranging from two to 23 years without a loss time injury across its fleet” through 2021, the company said.

Last year, employees finished close to 70,000 hours of general, safety and role specific training to foster a safer work environment, according to Crowley, which credits the efforts of captains and crew members of 95 company-owned or managed vessels such as tugs, barges, containerships and tank vessels for the achievement.

Boren Chambers, vice president of marine operations for Crowley Shipping, joined mariners at the June 30 ceremony in New Orleans.

“Receiving the Devlin Awards exemplifies our commitment to safety and serves as a testament for the responsible and diligent work of our mariners,” Chambers said. “The safety of our people, our communities and our planet is embedded in everything we do, and it is a leading factor in our operations, partnerships and strategic solutions.”

By Karen Robes Meeks