Three-Year Navy Salvage Contract Awarded To Crowley
Crowley Maritime Salvage, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has just been awarded a three-year contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., to provide offshore salvage services for the U.S. Navy in a major portion of the North and South Pacific Ocean Area.
The firm is a division of Crowley Maritime Corporation, San Francisco-based operator of one of the world's largest fleets of oceangoing tugs, barges, offshore oil support vessels and other specialized equipment. The Salvage Division was formed last year to provide the fast expanding international Crowley operations with specialized salvage equipment and personnel, while also competing for other salvage work on a worldwide basis.
The Salvage Division is operated under the direction of Warren D. Thomas, vice president and general manager, whose long experience in the marine salvage field includes the clearing of the Suez Canal in 1974. James Walker, also with a wealth of experience in the industry, serves as assistant to the general manager.
Under terms of the newly awarded contract, Crowley Maritime Salvage is charged with the responsibility of offshore salvage of ships and craft, related ocean engineering and marine services, and harbor clearance and rescuetow services in the Southwest Zone. This zone includes the entire offshore area extending south from the northern boundary of the State of California, along the western coasts of the United States, Mexico, Central America and South America to the South Pole, and all of the area west from these points to the International Date Line.
The central base of operations for Crowley Maritime Salvage, Inc. in the Southwest Zone will be located in Long Beach, Calif., where the firm has established a waterfront support facility that includes a large warehouse for storage of pumps, beach gear and other salvage related equipment. Tugs, barges and other floating equipment will be constantly available for emergency duty in port and offshore areas throughout the zone.