The Sixth Annual International Student Design Competition for a Safe, Affordable Ferry

A project of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association

The goal of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (www.ferrysafety.org) is to reduce ferry fatalities.  The objective of the International Student Design competition is to reduce ferry fatalities with designs of safe affordable vessels.

For the past five years, awards of $10,000 annually have been made to student teams, with the top prize each year being $5000.  An impressive roster of internationally recognized maritime professionals serve as judges.  Awardees have been recognized at international maritime conferences and through widespread media reports.   The competitions for preceding years were to design: a passenger ferry for the Bangladesh river system, an inter-island RoPax for Papua New Guinea, an inter-island RoPax for Indonesia; a passenger ferry for Bangkok; and a passenger ferry for the Singapore Straits between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.  

The 2018-9 Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry will be focused on designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River of Manila, Philippines as a linear urban ferry, an increasing popular type of ferry system in the progressively urbanizing world, functioning as a way to reduce congestion and increase access to residential and commercial areas.  This service would supplement an existing and proposed Pasig River service.  

Student teams that register between June 26 and October 15, 2018 will be provided with the Terms of Reference. Entries are due on Nov 15, 2018. For questions kindly contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, at ferrysafety@gmail.comPlease register through www.ferrysafetydesigncompetition.org.  

Initial registration should be by the team captain and provide captain’s name, academic institution, address, phone number and email address; faculty advisor, name, address, phone number and email address, and other team members' names and email addresses.  (Team members may be modified by time of submission of design).  Teams will be provided with a registration number and will receive the detailed Terms of Reference for the vessel to be designed.

 

 

Initial registration should be by the team captain and provide captain’s name, academic institution, address, phone number and email address; faculty advisor, name, address, phone number and email address, and other team members' names and email addresses.  (Team members may be modified by time of submission of design).  Teams will be provided with a registration number and will receive the detailed Terms of Reference for the vessel to be designed.