Second Annual Safe Affordable Ferry Design Competition

Posted by Eric Haun
Monday, December 23, 2013

The World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announced the coming year’s challenging international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry. The goal of the design competition is to elicit new approaches for ferry design in the developing world as well as to encourage designers to enter this arena for which there is a need and an emerging market.

Last year $10,000 in prizes was awarded, with the top prizes of $5,000 and $3,000 awarded at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Annual Meeting to the student teams from the University of British Columbia, Canada and the Tolani Maritime Institute in Pune, India respectively. The results of the competition were reported widely in the maritime professional media. An impressive roster of internationally recognized maritime professionals served as judges.

Call for Entries- Information for Students
For 2014 the specifications of the competition are for a ferry that can carry up to 200 passengers as well as freight (carried in light trucks) on an open water route for the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea. The route goes between Lae and Kavieng via Kimbe and Rabaul. Ideally the design would have applicability to other Pacific Island nations such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.

Those students interested in competing should notify the Executive Director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association by email at ferrysafety@gmail.com between January 1 and April 1, 2014 with their names, academic institution and contact information as well as name and contact information of faculty advisor. Student teams will then receive a registration number and the Terms of Reference for the competition.

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