The Seventh 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 six 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; a passenger ferry for the Singapore Straits between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore; and a passenger ferry for the Pasig River of Manila.  

The 2018-20 Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry will be focused on designing a RoPax ferry for Lake Victoria.  

Student teams that register between September and x  will be provided with the Terms of Reference. Entries are due on , 2020. For questions kindly contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association at ferrysafety@gmail.com.  Please 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.