WHC Chair, Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, who is also the Executive Director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association has announced that the winners of its Safe Affordable Ferry Competition have been selected and will be revealed at the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference at the Pier A Harbor House, June 2-3, 2016.
Maritime Executive: The competition, a project of the WFSA, challenges teams of Naval Architecture students to design a vessel that would serve a population dependent on ferry transportation. The requirements of this year’s competition were to design a RoPax ferry able to transport 185 passengers plus a crew of 15.
For this year’s competition, 25 student teams from universities and schools all over the world registered, but, according to Dr. Weisbrod, “Only nine teams stayed the very arduous course and actually submitted designs.” Information about the winners will be posted on the WFSA website, and disseminated through the trade press when the awards are announced. Read more from Maritime Executive here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee