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Winter 2012

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Left: Crowley's Legacy/750-1 prepares to transit under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the waters of Tampa Bay, Fla. Core Value: Customer Satisfaction Bigger, Safer, Faster Performance and Safety with 750 Class ATBs. Story by Brian Gauvin Crowley Sets the Industry Standard for When the seagoing Legacy/750-1 cleared the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River last March, it was a voyage that marked the culmination of a bold course that Crowley set 10 years ago to redefine the future of domestic petroleum transportation. With the introduction of the 327,000 bbl, 750 class of articulated tug-barges (ATBs), Crowley built a product carrier with a cargo capacity comparable to coastal tankers. The Jacksonville-based maritime company could also claim that the Legacy/750-1, the first of three combined tug and barge vessels, is not just the largest ATB yet constructed by Crowley, but also the fastest, safest and most environmentally friendly ATB in the petroleum trade. Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Wash., was awarded the contract to build all three tugs, the Legacy, Legend and Liberty, in the 750 series, and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., took on the barges. Legacy/750-1 was joined by her sister, Legend/750-2, working in the U.S. Gulf this summer. The last of the three, the Liberty/750-3, will operate in the Jones Act U.S. coastwise trade in the spring of 2013, and once delivered, will bring Crowley's total ATB fleet to 17. STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 We have raised the bar in terms of reliability, cargo flexibility and environmental friendliness through our industry- leading new-build program. Connections Winter 2012 3

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