UBC engineers win international ferry design competition

A team of engineering students has won a World Ferry Safety Association international student competition for their Safe Affordable Ferry design. Mechanical Engineering students Brenden Oke, Matthew Allan, Daniel Greig, Byron Roehrl and Hadrian D’Souza, and Integrated Engineering students Kristoffer Vik Hansen and Chandandeep Deol will receive a $5,000 prize for their winning concept.

The annual student competition was launched by the World Ferry Safety Association in response to the record number of ferry fatalities in parts of the developing world. The competition elicits designs for safe, affordable ferries to serve developing nations. Guidelines vary each year according to specifications of a particular nation; for 2013, the nation was Bangladesh. For more information, click here.