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The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2010 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Thomas J.

Bethel, National President of American

Maritime Officers (AMO) and William

A. Pennella, Vice Chairman and Execu- tive Vice President of Crowley Maritime

Corporation. One of the maritime indus- try's most prestigious awards will be pre- sented at a gala industry dinner and dance to be held at the Sheraton New York

Hotel and Towers, New York City, on No- vember 12, 2010. "Tom Bethel and Bill Pennella repre- sent strong leadership in the maritime in- dustry and will be honored for their significant contributions to American seafarers and American commerce," said

Richard Hughes, Chairman of the USS

AOTOS Committee and President of the

International Longshoremen's Associa- tion, AFL-CIO. "Notably, both Crowley and AMO, provided much-needed hu- manitarian relief services to Haiti after

January's devastating earthquake."

American Maritime Officers (AMO) is affiliated with the Seafarers International

Union of North America, AFL-CIO.

AMO is one of the nation's largest unions of U.S. merchant marine officers with contracts covering domestic deep-sea,

Great Lakes and inland waters merchant vessels and U.S-flagged ships serving in- ternationally in commercial trades and military support services.

Thomas J. Bethel has served the union in several capacities since coming ashore in 1983, including Executive Vice Presi- dent, Assistant Vice President, executive board member and representative. He has also served for eight years as senior member of the legislative staff of AMO in Washington, D.C.

Bethel, a marine engineer, is a special- ist in collective bargaining, shipping charters awarded to U.S.-flagged vessel operators by the Maritime Administration and Military Sealift Command, and mar- itime policy, legislation and regulation.

Crowley is a 118-year-old privately held family and employee-owned com- pany which provides diversified trans- portation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business:

Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services,

Latin America Liner Services, Logistics

Services, Petroleum Services, Marine

Services and Technical Services.

William A. "Bill" Pennella began his maritime career in 1968 with Sea-Land

Service. He held various management positions with Global Terminal and Con- tainer Services and United States Lines before joining Crowley in 1987.

Over the past 23 years, Pennella has continued to lead the growth of Crowley

Maritime Corp. through his positions as

Vice Chairman and Executive Vice Pres- ident. As a member of the company's board of directors, he has been instru- mental in the acquisition of several Crow- ley subsidiaries including Titan Salvage,

Jensen Maritime Consultants, Cus- tomized Brokers and Marine Transport

Lines. Pennella is a graduate of Rutgers

University with degrees in Psychology and Business and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for The United

States Merchant Marine Academy.

Project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


Cassville Car Ferry


ID 5984-00-73

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Village of Cassville are soliciting bids for the construction of a new car ferry which will provide service crossing the Mississippi River from Cassville, Wisconsin (STH 133) to Turkey River Landing, Iowa (USH 52). Project includes the construction of a 45’x16’x6’ towboat and a 78’x32’x5’ car/passenger ferry barge, sea tri- als, commissioning and delivery to Cassville, Wisconsin. Ferry barge shall be United States Coast Guard (USCG) inspected and certified.

Contract documents together with plans and specifications and detailed bid- ding information will be available Aug. 3, 2010 at

Qualified bidders must submit sealed bids by Sept 28, 2010.

A mandatory prebid meeting will be held via teleconference on Sept. 9, 2010. All potential bidders must preregister for the meeting by Sept. 1, 2010.

Contact Brenda Schoenfeld, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Southwest Region at (608) 333-6194, [email protected] with questions.

Bethel, Pennella Honored as 2010 AOTOS Recipients

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