VOS Program Awards
The Pacific Challenger received a 2005 VOS Award in Kodiak, Alaska on August 29, 2006. The crew submitted 1,690 observations in 2005, making it the top reporting tug in the U.S. volunteer observing fleet. Receiving the award are Master Pete Pawlicki (left) and Chief Mate Bob Salter (right). Jeff Jenner, VOS Project Manager (center), presented the award. Not pictured are Master Amos Crauthers, Chief Mate Jacek Sidorski, and Second Mates Shane Gorman and Dan Puterbaugh.