The paper entitled  ‘Influence of Moonpool Shapes on the Motions of Drillship’  by Prof.Surendran Sankunny and Sivabalan P, Research Scholar (OE12D012), Department of Ocean Engineering has won the Best Paper Award’ at the 9th International Conference on Marine Technology (MARTEC 2014)  held in Indonesia during October 24-25, 2014.  Prof.Surendran was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Organizing Committee of MARTEC 2014 in recognition of his contributions to the International Scientific Board of the Conference.