VOS Program Awards

The Polar Eagle received a 2005 VOS Award. From left to right receiving the award are Second Mate D. Scano, Captain G. D’Agostino, and Chief Officer L. Colelli. Like many VOS participants, bridge computer and communications configurations require the crew to code their marine observations by hand. In spite of this extra work, they were the second leading U.S. VOS ship for 2005 with 2,620 observations. This was a new ship’s record and a 17% increase over their 2004 total. The Polar Eagle is a LNG tanker which makes 18 round trips per year between the ports of Nikiski, Alaska and Tokyo, Japan. This photo was taken on July 25, 2006, at the Port of Nikisiki, Alaska.

Polar Eagle