Pasha Hawaii Vessels Honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awarded the Jones F. Devlin Award to Pasha Hawaii's M/V Jean Anne for four years with no lost-time injuries (LTI).

The CSA also recognized Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group, which operates, crews, and maintains Pasha Hawaii's Jones Act containerships operating between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. The Horizon Pacific and Horizon Spirit vessels were recognized for operating without an LTI for two consecutive years.

Ninety-six Crowley Maritime Corporation owned or managed vessels recently received the CSA’s annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their outstanding safety records in 2015. Each year the CSA grants Devlin Award certificates to manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without incurring a Lost Time Injury, specifically highlighting the skills and dedication of the crewmembers responsible for safe vessel operations.

Crowley’s 2015 Devlin Award-worthy vessels together have achieved an impressive total of 639 years of service without an LTI.

“We have been holding these annual award ceremonies since 1958,” said Kathy Metcalf, CSA President. “This was the 58th anniversary of the program. For that initial year, we honored six vessels having a total of twelve years operation with no lost-time incidents. This year, awards were conferred on 1522 vessels that operated 10,084 years without a lost-time incident. This extraordinary record is directly attributable to the professionalism of our seafarers and the dedication of shore-based company personnel to safe operation.”

Additionally, the Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) ¬– a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship - was given a Citation of Merit for heroically rescuing 11 fishermen struggling to stay afloat on a sinking vessel that had been adrift for five days in the South China Sea. Capt. Seven Gilkey, master, USNS Invincible and T-AGOS / T-AGM Port Captain and Program Manager, Capt. Jonathan “JC” Christian, accepted the award on behalf of USNS Impeccable, which is currently at sea, from Rear Admiral David Callahan, Commander, US. Coast Guard District eight.

“Safety is at the top of Crowley’s core values and strategic goals. The vessels receiving Devlin Awards exemplify this Crowley core value, because they live it every day – for themselves, their families and Crowley,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, government services.

Article courtesy of AJOT.