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Commissioning Student Reports
WFSA Call for Student Research
Trends, Causal Analysis, & Recommendations from 14 Years of Ferry Accidents by Golden and Weisbrod.
An innovation approach for improving passenger vessels safety levels: Overload problem by N. S. F. Abdul Rahman, H. Z. Rosli.
Analysis of fires onboard RoPax Ferries (PowerPoint slides) by Jl. Medan Merdeka.
Call for technology fix against overloading by Jaya Prakash.
Analysis of Bangladesh Accidents: A Decision-making Approach, by Major Muhammad Rabiul Islam, PhD, Cdr Kaosar Rashid, psc, BN.
Ferry Safety: International Perspective, from International Cruise and Ferry.
Ferry Safety in Marine News, January 2015, by Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association.
Ferry Safety in Developing Nations, by Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association.
Causes and Circumstances of Major Ferry Accidents,
2000-2014, by Abigail Golden, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association.
Clay Maitland on Ferry Safety (video)
Fatal Ferry Follies, Joseph Keefe, in MaritimeProfessional, Dec 31, 2014.
Improving the Safety of the Philippines Ferry System, by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.
Ferry Fatalities: Statistics and Causation of Major Accidents 2000-2014, by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.
Ferry Fatalities – Findings (Excel spreadsheet file), by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University.
Ferry Fatalities - Graphs by Johan Roos Interferry based on data compiled by Abigal Golden (Excel spreadsheet file).
An Analysis of Ferry System and its Accidents in Guizhou Province, China, by Xiaoting Pu, Hao Hu, Peiyu Jing.
In Perilous Waters: An Analysis of Current Conditions and Proposed Improvements to the Passenger Ferry System in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, by Patrick Salemme & Madeline Garant (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, April 2014).
Water Transport in the Brazilian Amazon basin: Assessment of design and regulation of passenger vessels, by Ramon dos Santos Antunes (Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013).
Ethical Engineering Analysis of Passenger Ship Accidents in Zanzibar, by Roxanne Schacht (Webb Institute 2013).
Preventing Ferry Fatalities: Providing a Safer Ferry for Developing Nations, by Carl Nagle and Harlysson Maia (Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013).
How Safe are Ferries? by Sheila M. Eldred, Discovery Magazine article, April 18, 2014.
World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announces the results of its Second Annual international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry.
2014 ferry design competition: Proposals received from six maritime universities
and colleges. A top prize of $5000 is to be awarded.
Winners of the 2013 Design Competition.
2013 ferry design competition: Proposals received from seven maritime universities. Top prize of
$5,000 is to be awarded.
Call for Research
Ferry transport is a vital component of mobility for many developing nations, yet in parts of the world it is an unsafe mode of transport causing numerous fatalities. To address this issue the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association and its partners have engaged in demonstration projects and sponsored a design competition for safe affordable ferries, now in its second year.
To obtain information needed in order to enhance our effectiveness, the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association is commissioning student research papers. Papers will be professionally reviewed and posted on our website, and student authors will be awarded $500. Click here for the complete Call for Papers.