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Call for entries for international student ferry design contest

Call for entries for international student ferry design contest
The World Ferry Safety Association has issued a call for entries international student contest to design a safe affordable ferry.

The competition focuses on the developing world and last year $10,000 in prizes were awarded including $5,000 to prize.

The criteria for this year’s competition is: “For 2014 the specifications of the competition are for a ferry that can carry up to 200 passengers as well as freight (carried in light trucks) on an open water route for the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea.  The route goes between Lae and Kavieng via Kimbe and Rabaul.  Ideally the design would have applicability to other Pacific Island nations such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.”

Students interested in competing should notify the executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association by email at [email protected] between 1 January 1 April 2014 with their names, academic institution and contact information as well as name and contact information of faculty advisor.  Student teams will then receive a registration number and the terms of reference for the competition.

 

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