Four individuals were recognized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for their contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering.
The Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal was given to Robert D. Somerville, chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping. In his position, Somerville has created many new job opportunities for naval architects and marine engineers.
The David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering was presented to Joseph P. Fischer, president of Bay Engineering.
The William H. Webb Medal for contributions to education in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering was presented to William S. Vorus, chairman of the school of naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of New Orleans.
The Blakely Smith Medal for outstanding accomplishment in ocean engineering was given to Dietmar R. Deter, owner of Nautex, Inc.