Students Compete in Ferry Design Competition

Posted by Michelle Howard
Monday, June 02, 2014
Winning team from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Student teams from six maritime universities and schools have submitted proposals for the Second Annual Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries sponsored by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association.

A panel of five judges will review the submissions and will announce the winners by early Fall 2014.  The top prize is $5,000 with second and third prizes also to be awarded.  

The student teams were asked to submit a design for a ferry to transport up to 200 passengers and ro-ro cargo between Lae and Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (with several intermediate stops), a distance of 350 nautical miles.  The tragic sinking of a passenger ferry, MV Rabaul Queen, with a loss of 164+ lives and operating on this route has brought the attention of the IMO and the maritime world into providing a design for a safe and affordable passenger ferry.  Entries have been received from student teams in universities and schools in India, Canada (2 teams), France, Germany, and the US.  

“We began this design competition to respond to a major cause of ferry fatalities in the developing world, that is, inappropriate vessels in poor condition.  With the design competition we are trying to promote technology in the direction of extreme affordability and safety.  Recognizing that human error is another major cause of ferry fatalities, WFSA has commissioned student research in this arena as well.”

The winners of the first annual design competition for a Bangladesh River ferry were from University of British Columbia (first prize); and Tolani Maritime Institute (second prize). Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany, were third prize awardees.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

First Female Deputy Harbor Master at Port of Durban

One of the first three women in Africa to obtain a Marine Pilot open license in 2011, Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National

CMA CGM at the Heart of Paris Art Installation

Worldwide shipping group CMA CGM  announced that it is the main partner of the Monumenta 2016 art exhibition in Paris.    CMA CGM has decided to be at the heart of the creation of the masterpiece,

Oregon State Seeks Shipyard Input for New Research Ship

Oregon State University to issue RFI on ship project after design completion   The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel

Passenger Vessels

Fincantieri Orders Heat Power Systems for Cruise Newbuilds

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has selected Climeon’s heat power system Climeon Ocean for its energy efficient solutions, purchasing six Climeon Ocean 450M

Langh Tech Scrubbers for Norwegian Cruise Line Newbuilds

Finnish manufacturer and supplier of scrubber solutions Langh Tech will deliver scrubber systems to two new cruise vessels on order at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for (NCL).

Ferry Conference: Technology Drives Vessel Advancements

On June 2-3, 2016,  the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will be held in downtown Manhattan.   Throughout the world, the quickening pace of technological

Naval Architecture

New Tank Barge Delivered to Harley Marine

The newly built tank barge, the Fight A.L.S., was delivered to Harley Marine Services on February 19, 2016.   Designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and constructed at Vigor Fab in Portland,

Oregon State Seeks Shipyard Input for New Research Ship

Oregon State University to issue RFI on ship project after design completion   The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel

Incat Crowther Supplies Crewboat Design, Build Kits

Incat Crowther has been awarded a contract with shipbuilder Astinave EP of Guayaquil, Ecuador for the supply of vessel design services and aluminum component kits for a pair of 22.

News

Ageing Seaborne Steel Products

In 2015, seaborne steel products trade accounted for around a fifth of minor bulk trade, having grown on average by 6% per annum since 2010, according to Clarksons Research.

Singapore Revokes Two Bunker Licenses

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) have revoked two bunker suppliers' license to operate in the world's top bunker port.    The two companies have,

CKYHE Alliance to Reorganize US East Coast Service

CKYHE Alliance, COSCON, “K”Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line, is reorganizing their service network for Asia-US East Coast trade in 2016.   CKYHE Alliance

RoRo

Another Mission Needed to Recover El Faro’s VDR

The investigative team who located the El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR) has determined that another mission will be necessary in order to retrieve the device,

MacGregor's RoRo Access Systems for Car Carriers in Japan

MacGregor has received orders from two Japanese yards to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for four car carriers. The equipment will be delivered during Q3 in 2017.

El Faro’s Voyage Data Recorder Located

The voyage data recorder (VDR) belonging to sunken cargo ship El Faro was found early Tuesday morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands,

Ferries

Ferry Conference: Technology Drives Vessel Advancements

On June 2-3, 2016,  the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will be held in downtown Manhattan.   Throughout the world, the quickening pace of technological

Officer Sentenced for Role in Fatal Ferry Crash

The second officer who admitted his actions were responsible for the death of a fisherman, has been sent to prison.   Pasquale Miccio pleaded guilty to a breach

Scandlines’ Ferry leaves FAYARD Shipyard

The new Scandlines ferry for the route Rostock-Gedser left the Danish shipyard FAYARD on Wednesday 20 April 2016. The vessel will be named M/V Berlin on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1004 sec (10 req/sec)