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The following ships were presented VOS AWARDS in recognition of their outstanding
contibutions to the
Voluntary Observing Ship Program
of the
United States of America
for 2002

It was another banner year for the VOS program. Over 250,000 observations were submitted during 2002, exceeding last years count by over 63,000. The 16 different Port Meteorological Officers (PMO) got together and nominated the following vessels as outstanding performers for the VOS program.

Albemarle Island APL Japan APL Korea Arctic Sun
Atlantic Cartier Bernardo Quintana A Blarney Carnival Triumph
Cason J. Calloway Charles Island Chesapeake Bay Cornelious Maersk
Courtney L Fidelio Star Eagle Tellus
CSX Anchorage CSX Enterprise CSX Hawaii CSX Innovator
CSX Kodiak CSX Navigator CSX Pacific CSX Producer
CSX Reliance CSX Spirit CSX Tacoma Delaware Bay
El Yunque Endeavor Great Land Inspiration
Kapitan Maslov Kennicot Liberty Star Lihue
Lykes Discoverer Lykes Explorer M/V Edgar B. Speer M/V Indiana Harbor
M/V James R. Barker M/V Joseph L. Block Mahimahi Malolo
Marit Maersk Melville Mesabi Miner Mokihana
Natoma Navigator NOAA Ship Albatross IV NOAA Ship Delaware II
NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter NOAA Ship Oregon II Overseas Joyce Overseas New Orleans
Pacific Pride Paragon Polar Eagle President Adams
President Grant President Kennedy President Truman R/V Ewing
Rebecca Lynn Saudi Hofuf Sea Venture Seabulk Montana
Sealand Commitment Sealand Explorer Sealand Integrity Sealand Motivator
Seneca Sidney Foss Sinuk Southdown Challenger
Star Florida Strong Patriot Westwood Breeze Westwood Marianne

Thanks and Way to Go!! -- Luke

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
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