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2019 Ferry Conference Program, Feb. 20-22, 2019

The 5th Annual Conference of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) was held from February 20 to 22 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai Chao Boat

Panel 1: Good News about Ferry Systems

Moderator, Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, IMO

Panel 2: Student Awardees

Moderator, Chet Pastrana, Archipelago Ferries

  • Molly, Shanghai Maritime University. Captain: Li Qian Wen; Team Members: Yao Yi, Huang Chao Chun, Jia De Zheng, Wu Dong Hao
  • Passenger Ferry Jarocho, Universidad Veracruzana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Sciences. Team Members: Gustavo Gomez Hernandez, Jesus Isaac Valdez Gayosso, Cesar Martin Escobedo Leon, Luis Andres Sanchez Garrido. Faculty Advisors: MAE. Edna D. Rosas Huerta, MAE. José Hernández Hernández, PhD, Mariano A. Hernández Contreras
  • Competition Winner: M/V Pasig Express, Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University. Team Members: Vinoth Jawahar, Qi Miao, Daniel Sukartio. Faculty Advisors: Dr Ivan CK Tam, Dr Abdul Hannan
  • M/V Aquilla, Department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Marine Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. Nawasena ITS Team.

Panel 3: In the Service of Safety, Practicable Technologies

Moderator, Len Roueche

Panel 4: Accident Analysis and Implication

Moderator, Nurur Rahman

Panel 5: International Ferry Training Survey Results & Next Steps

Moderator, Mike Corrigan, Interferry

The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association is a not-for-profit dedicated to bringing innovation in training methods, as well as use of technology to provide notification for sudden hazardous weather, curb overloading, and enhance marine rescue technology. We encourage innovative new ideas in ferry safety and design. To that end WFSA is sponsoring a design competition for safe affordable ferries. The competition is open for registration now. Those interested, please contact us at ferrysafety at gmail dot com.