SIU Celebrates Tanker Christening (1/31)


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SIU members and officials took part in a ceremony Jan. 30 at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, where Crowley’s new Jones Act tanker Florida was christened. Photos from the event are posted elsewhere on this website and may be accessed by clicking HERE


Those photos also are posted on our Facebook page HERE


Crowley’s news release is available on the company’s website HERE


In addition to the crew, the SIU was represented by Executive Vice President Augie Tellez, Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel, Vice President Atlantic Coast Joseph Soresi and Philadelphia Port Agent Joe Baselice.


Recertified Bosun John Lamprecht said things are going quite well aboard the new tanker, which was built by union shipyard workers.


“We have a good crew,” he said. “Everybody’s been hustling, working hard. Everybody’s got a great attitude and a good working relationship. The captain has been cool…. Crowley has a good safety plan in effect, and we give them what they need.”


Additional coverage will appear in the March edition of the Seafarers LOG.




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