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Upcoming Conference in Bangkok Feb 20-22, 2019

The fifth annual Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will be held in Bangkok on February 20-22, 2019. We bring together an international cadre of ferry owners and operators; naval architects and marine engineers; and new technology developers and providers seeking to improve efficiency and safety.

Registration will open July 3, 2018. Click here for more information.

2018 Ferry Conference March 21-23, 2018

The 4th Annual Conference of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) occurred on March 21-23, 2018.

Photo by Mitch Waxman

Introduction: Setting the agenda

Joseph Hudspeth, Global Marine at BAE Systems

Panel 1: Vessels & Landings: Developed/Developing World

Panel 2: Training

Panel 3: Affordable real time weather route information

Panel 4: Technology

Student awards ceremony

Aleik Nurwahyudy, Maritime Safety Investigator at National Transportation Safety Committee, Indonesia.

Student awardees, 5th International Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Pax Ferry for the Singapore Straits between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Electric-Spectrum ferries (diesel hybrid, all electric and hydrogen fuel cell)

  • James Wong, NYCEDC, introduction to topic
  • Len Roueche, FRS/WFSA, facilitator


Jon Diller, Spear Power Systems



Martin Grimnes, Arcadia Alliance (last few slides)

Equipment suppliers


For the 2017 Ferry Safety and Technology Conference program and papers, click here.

For the 2016 Ferry Safety and Technology Conference program and papers, click here.

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 info at ferrysafety dot org.