The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) has announced that entries will be accepted for its student competition for the design of a safe and affordable ferry.
The upcoming contest is focused on designing a passenger ferry for the Singapore Strait between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This narrow waterway sees dense vessel traffic, with numerous vessel anchorages creating additional challenges for safe navigation.
The previous competitions, where a first prize of $5,000 was awarded to the winning student teams 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 and an urban passenger ferry for Bangkok, Thailand.
Presentations from winning student teams, with graphics, are available here.
Information about the 2018 competition can be found here.
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