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Conference Program (Actual, March 21-23, 2018)

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



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.