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Press

Ferries: A look inside the fragmented ferry industry, by Alan Haig-Brown in Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, May 2019.

Safety in numbers, Ship & Boat International, May/June 2019.

Model behaviour, Ship & Boat International, May/June 2019.

Reports

Disproportionate numbers: Tracking ferry safety in the Southern Hemisphere, Marine Technology, July 2019, by Roberta Weisbrod.

Brazil's maritime sector, Marine Technology, July 2019, by Harlysson W. S. Maia

Trends, causal analysis & recommendations from 14 years of ferry accidents by Golden and Weisbrod, Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2016.

Understanding ocean weather and tracking vessels in the Pacific Ocean: Technology to help prevent and respond to maritime casualties, Pacific Marine Watch, no. 75, pp. 17-18.

The deadly capsizing of a ferry in Tanzania illustrates a problem faced by many countries, Krista Mahr, L.A. Times Sept. 25, 2018.

Another avoidable ferry disaster on Lake Victoria by Brian Cooksey, Sept. 20, 2018.

An innovation approach for improving passenger vessels safety levels: Overload problem by N. S. F. Abdul Rahman, H. Z. Rosli, International Journal of Business Tourism and Applied Sciences, Vol.2 No.2, July-Dec. 2014.

Analysis of fires onboard RoPax Ferries (PowerPoint slides) by Jl. Medan Merdeka, June 7-11, 2015.

Call for technology fix against overloading by Jaya Prakash, BC Shipping News, Oct. 2015.

Analysis of Bangladesh Accidents: A Decision-making Approach, by Major Muhammad Rabiul Islam, PhD, Cdr Kaosar Rashid, psc, BN, undated.

Ferry Safety: International Perspective, from Cruise and Ferry, Feb. 26, 2015.

Ferry Safety in Marine News, by Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, Jan. 2015.

Ferry Safety in Developing Nations, by Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, Jan. 11, 2015.

Causes and Circumstances of Major Ferry Accidents, 2000-2014, by Abigail Golden, Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, Jan. 11, 2015.

Clay Maitland on Ferry Safety (video), June 15, 2015.

Fatal Ferry Follies, Joseph Keefe, in Maritime Professional, Dec 31, 2014.

"Ferry Safety in the Developing World," Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, in Marine News, January 2015 (click here to download Adobe .pdf file).

Fatal Ferry Follies, Joseph Keefe, in Maritime Professional, Dec 31, 2014 (click here to download Adobe .pdf file).

Click here for the Maritime Design slide show (Microsoft PowerPoint file).

Marine Design for the Developing World: Implementing Innovation; paper was basis of presentation at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Annual Meeting Oct. 2012.

Maritime Transport Technology for the Other 90% of Us: A Solution to Problems in the Developing World, TRB Research Record (2012).

Ferry Transport: The Realm of Responsibility for Disasters in Developing Countries. By Catherine Lawson and Roberta Weisbrod, J. Public Transport., Vol. 8 No. 4 (2005).

Student Reports

Improving the Safety of the Philippines Ferry System, by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, Sept. 2014.

Ferry Fatalities: Statistics and Causation of Major Accidents 2000-2014, by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, Sept. 2014.

Ferry Fatalities – Findings (Excel spreadsheet file), by Abigail Golden, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, Sept. 2014.

Ferry Fatalities - Graphs by Johan Roos Interferry based on data compiled by Abigal Golden (Excel spreadsheet file), Sept. 2014

An Analysis of Ferry System and its Accidents in Guizhou Province, China, by Xiaoting Pu, Hao Hu, Peiyu Jing, undated.

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).

Articles

How Safe are Ferries? by Sheila M. Eldred, Discovery Magazine article, April 18, 2014.

Press Releases

World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announces the results of its Second Annual international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry, Sept. 9, 2014.

2014 ferry design competition: Proposals received from six maritime universities and colleges. A top prize of $5000 is to be awarded, June 2, 2014

Winners of the 2013 Design Competition, Sept. 16, 2013.

2013 ferry design competition: Proposals received from seven maritime universities. Top prize of $5,000 is to be awarded, June 2, 2014.

Annual Reports

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Click here to download the 2013 Annual Report.

 

 
 
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.