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18 February 2014

Port Strategy - In the shallow end

Tackling depth blackspots can be a key to increased productivity, explains Stevie Knight

Some ports are born with restricted depth, others have it thrust upon them. Take Marsden Point, for example. This refinery outlet had a good trade going when suddenly, after 30 years of apparently safe operation, two oil tanker groundings occurred within three months of each other, resulting in an environmental calamity, a media circus and a lot of questions...

Reprinted with permission from Port Strategy  http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/port-operations/planning-and-design/thrown-into-the-shallow-end
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January 2014

Shipping Australia - A track record in navigation safety

The recently appointed CEO of Shipping Australia, Commodore Rod Nairn AM, in his presentation at NAV 2013 in Darwin earlier this year, posed the question, what does shipping want and provided this answer - reduced costs for increased benefits through effective and efficient trade in an environmentally safe manner.

Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) technology, designed by OMC International (OMC), has been in operation for two decades now and has maintained an incident free safety record while significantly increasing the efficiency of transporting around the world bulk cargos, liquid fuels and container goods...

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia Annual Review 2013
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20 November 2013

Port Strategy - St Lawrence rings changes for Montreal

A project of major importance to shipping and consequently ports in the region is the optimisation of navigation in the St Lawrence River from Quebec City to Montreal...

Reprinted with permission from Port Strategy http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/americas/St-Lawrence-rings-changes-for-Montreal
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October 2013

Shipping Australia - OMC wins St Lawrence contract

Australian maritime engineering firm, OMC International (Shipping Australia Limited corporate associate member) has won a major Canadian contract for its DUKC electronic navigation system to operate in the St Lawrence River...

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia, Spring 2013.
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August 2013

International Bulk Journal - OMC's Major St Lawrence Contract

Australian maritime engineering firm OMC International (OMC) has won a major Canadian contract for its DUKC electronic navigation system to operate in the St Lawrence River, further cementing OMC’s reputation as the leading expert in Under Keel Clearance (UKC) management, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM announced recently...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal August 2013.
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4 July 2013

Lloyd's List Australia - Navigation system celebrates 20 years of growing sophistication

OMC INTERNATIONAL is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) navigation system.

Managing director Peter O’Brien said the current DUKC navigation system is almost unrecognisable to the ship-motion model trialled in Queensland’s Hay Point coal terminal in 1993...

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd's List Australia.
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June 2013

Lloyd's List Australia - OMC wins Canadian contract

Australian maritime engineering firm OMC International (OMC) has won a contract in Canada for its DUKC electronic navigation system to be used on the St Lawrence River.

Executive director Dr Terry O’Brien said a customised, web-based DUKC Series-5 system for the draught-restricted section of the St Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City is expected to be operational next year as part of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) integrated e-Navigation solution for river...

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd's List Australia.
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April 2013

Shipping Australia - Is your port ready to receive bigger ships, larger loads and maximise throughput?

Valemaxes. VLCCs. Post-Panamaxes. Maritime news headlines reveal that the race has begun for ports to be ready to dock the new generation of mega ships, expand their capacity and minimise arrival and departure delays...

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia Autumn 2013.
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January 2013

Australia's Mining Monthly - Perfectly Managed

New technology will increase the capacity of Port Hedland's inner harbour, to partly compensate for BHP Billiton's decision to defer its outer harbour expansion.
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Further increase in exports will be possible when upgrades to the existing dynamic under keel clearance (DUKC) navigation technology, developed by Australian firm OMC, are completed...

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December 2012

International Bulk Journal - OMC help maximise capacity at Port Hedland

OMC International will deliver two new products to Port Hedland as part of an exciting new 5-year ‘Platinum Package’
agreement to help maximise port capacity at the world’s largest bulk export port, OMC’s Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM announced in November...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal.
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December 2012

International Bulk Journal - Innovative Technology Award

Judges chose OMC International’s new OMC iHeave, which offers the bulk shipping industry a ship motion measurement instrument to increases the safety of lives at sea...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal.
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November 2012

Lloyd's List Australia - 25 Faces of Australian Shipping 2012

A phone call from the British Phosphate Commissioners was all it took. Next thing he knew, Terry O’Brien, who’d grown up on his family farm in Victoria and gone on to become a successful young engineering scholar at Melbourne University, was flying to the isolated island of Nauru. It was 1965, at the height of the phosphate boom in Nauru and on Christmas Island, and the Commissioners needed help to design deep-sea moorings at these islands for large ships. Each mooring system comprised a number of interconnected cables, with offshore anchors located in water depths of up to 600 metres, which, at that time, were the deepest in the world...

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd's List Australia ' 25 Faces of Australian Shipping' 2012 edition
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November 2012

Lloyd's List Australia - OMC launches products to maximise capacity at Port Hedland

OMC International is set to deliver two new products to Port Hedland as part of a new five-year deal to boost capacity at the giant bulk export port.

Under the agreement, Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) will upgrade to the latest web-based DUKC Series 5 software navigation technology.

It will be the first client of OMC to have these new products, Optimiser and DUKC Chart Overlay, integrated into the DUKC Series 5 system...

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd's List Australia November 2012
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November 2012

Safety at Sea - Measuring wave response in transit

SAS has previously described how OMC International’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) web-based management system can improve the safety and efficiency of navigation for large vessels transiting a shallow, tidally restricted waterway by accurately predicting under-keel clearance (SAS October 2010, page37). The company has now introduced a complementary product, OMC iHeave, for measuring ship motions.

The numerical ship motion model within DUKC enables calculation and forecasting of the interaction of waves, tides, currents and vessel dynamics in real time so that maximum safe draught and earliest and latest sailing times can be planned and refined...

Reprinted with permission from Safety at Sea November 2012
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August 2012

International Bulk Journal - The Cruel Sea

OMC International (OMC) announced in July that its new safety product OMC iHeave - a ship motion measurement instrument - was developed as part of a DUKC desktop study now finalised for North America’s ‘graveyard of the Pacific’. Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM said his maritime engineering firm delivered the final report to the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP) on Friday 20th July.

Dr O’Brien said the research project, commissioned by CRBP with funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, aimed to investigate the commercial and safety benefits of installing a DUKC (Dynamic Under Keel Clearance) system at the Columbia River Bar...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal August 2012


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31 July 2012

Maritime Journal - OMC helps to make Pacific transit safer

Global safety expert, OMC International, has developed a new safety product, a ship motion measurement instrument called the iHeave, in response to challenging weather conditions faced during a study at the Columbia River Bar entrance to the Pacific.

The study, commissioned by the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP), with funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, aimed to investigate the commercial and safety benefits of installing an OMC Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) system at the Columbia River Bar in order to prevent vessel groundings. The treacherous entrance to the Pacific has claimed over 2000 ships since the late 1700s.

During the study, the transfer of DGPS instruments to carry out the study at the Columbia River Bar was deemed too dangerous so OMC engineers had to come up with another way of getting the data required...

Reprinted with permission from Maritime Journal http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/omc-helps-to-make-pacific-transit-safer/_nocache
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24 July 2012

Safety4Sea - OMC unveils new safety product prompted by graveyard of the pacific study
OMC iHeave® - a ship motion measurement instrument

 OMC International (OMC) has announced that its new safety product OMC iHeave® - a ship motion measurement instrument - was developed as part of a DUKC® desktop study now finalised for North America's 'graveyard of the pacific'.

Executive Director Dr Terry O'Brien OAM said his Melbourne-based maritime engineering firm delivered the final report to the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP) last Friday (July 20). Dr O'Brien said the research project, commissioned by CRBP with funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, aimed to investigate the commercial and safety benefits of installing a DUKC® (Dynamic Under Keel Clearance) system at the Columbia River Bar. This treacherous entrance to North America's Columbia River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean, is known as the 'Graveyard of the Pacific' because it has claimed about 2000 ships and 700 lives since 1792...

Reprinted with permission from Safety4Sea.
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May 2012

Shipping Australia - What price safety?

Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group. For those who read business stories online or in national and international newspapers, it’s obvious these big mining companies are still enjoying big profits in Western Australia.
If you’re time poor, just log onto Port Hedland Port Authority’s (PHPA) website and read its 2011 media releases about tonnage records continuing to tumble for Port Hedland which is the world’s largest bulk export port...

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia, Autumn 2012 edition.
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August 2011

 International Bulk Journal - OMC gets AMSA's nod

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has accepted a web-based realtime Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) system developed under contract by OMC International for the waters of Torres Strait...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal August 2011.
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June 2011

 IALA Bulletin 2011/2 - OMC enters North American market

IALA Industrial Member OMC International (OMC) reports that it has won its first North American contract, a DUKC® desktop study, for the Columbia River Bar, a treacherous waterway known as the Graveyard of the Pacific.
Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM said this study was a very exciting step for his Australian family-owned maritime engineering company and again confirmed OMC’s reputation as a world leader in under keel clearance (UKC) management systems....

Reprinted with permission from IALA Bulletin 2011/2.
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April 2011

International Bulk Journal - Diversity fuels recovery

...OMC International (OMC) continues to strengthen its global presence and recently won its first North American contract, a DUKC desktop study, for the Columbia River Bar, a treacherous waterway known as the 'Graveyard of the Pacific', the company has announced...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal April 2011.
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24 February 2011

Lloyd's List DCN - Oz system put to the test in 'graveyard of the Pacific'

MELBOURNE-headquartered maritime engineering company OMC International has announced that it has won its first North American contract.

OMC was commissioned by the Columbia River Bar Pilots and the Oregon Department of Transportation to carry out a desktop study investigating the commercial and safety benefits of installing a Dynamic Underwater Keel Clearance (DUKC) system at Portland...

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd' s List DCN February 2011.
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January 2011

Ports & Harbors - Dynamic solution for vertically challenged ports

When a steering malfunction forced the large bulk carrier Iron King to run aground in the navigation channel of Australia’s Port of Hedland in mid-2008, it was a priority to remove the obstruction as fast as possible. To avoid further disruption to shipping traffic and associated product losses of up to US$40M per tide cycle, the port opted to refloat the vessel and move it to deep water outside the standard sailing windows. This tricky operation was made possible thanks to the use of Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology produced by Australian company OMC International....

Reprinted with permission from Ports & Harbors January 2011.
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December 2010

International Bulk Journal - Dr Terry's year of honours

The IBJ Awards Personality of the Year is Dr Terry O’Brien OAM, a recognised world expert on accurately calculating how close to the seabed a vessel can safely sail without touching the bottom...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal December 2010.
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December 2010

Australia's Mining Monthly (AMM) - Hedland hopes

...One technology that has contributed to the greater movement of ore is the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance system - created 19 years ago by the Melbourne company OMC International...



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November 2010

IALA Bulletin 2010/3 - OMC wins AMSA's Torres Strait contract

It was reported early in June that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) had signed-off for OMC International's under keel clearance management (UKCM) system to be installed in the Torres Strait to enhance shipping safety. This signing also marks the launch of OMC's web-based product, the company announced on 7th June....

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October 2010

 Safety at Sea International - Torres time for DUKC

Being able to accurately predict under-keel clearance for a large bulker, container ship or tanker transiting a shallow, tidally restricted waterway makes for safer and more efficient navigation for masters and crews. For the ship operator it can also mean more cargo loaded on the vessel and greater flexibility in the timing of port calls.

Almost all of the iron ore and most of the coal exported from Australia is shipped out under advice provided by the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) management system produced by OMC International. The company has recently updated the web-based fifth version of its system...

Reprinted with permission from Safety at Sea International October 2010.
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October 2010

International Bulk Journal - OMC's Innovation brings rewards

This year has seen OMC International win a major contract to install its Dynamic Under Keel Clearance(DUKC) management system in Rio Tinto's Western Australian Cape Lambert port. The contract also includes an extension of the existing DUKC contract for Rio Tinto shipping operations at the port of Dampier. Cape Lambert is the 21st DUKC installation for this family-owned maritime engineering firm founded in 1987 by Dr Terry O’Brien, who was last month formally presented at Government House with his Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the maritime transport industry...

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal October 2010.

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July 2010

Shipping Australia - Honour for OMC International founder

Dr Terry O’Brien has been awarded the Order of Australia medal for services to the maritime transport industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list announced on 14 June. Dr O’Brien founded the OMC shipping technology group in 1987 and its under-keel clearance technology has since been adopted by ports around Australia as well as several international ports....
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27 July 2010

portstrategy - Under-keel clearance systems for Australian port

Rio Tinto's Western Australian Cape Lambert Port will be installing a new Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) management system from OMC International. The agreement includes an extension of the existing DUKC contract for Rio Tinto shipping operations at the port of Dampier...
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1 July 2010

Fairplay - Under-keel under control

Being able to accurately predict under-keel clearance for a large bulker, container ship or tanker transiting a shallow tidally restricted waterway not only makes for safer and more efficient navigation, it also makes commercial sense. For the port operator, the sailing draught can be increased and the tidal window extended, improving productivity at a fraction of the cost of dredging; for the ship operator those benefits translate into more cargo loaded on the vessel and greater flexibility in the timing of port calls...

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15 June 2010

Hamilton Spectator - Dr Terry O’Brien receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

A MELBOURNE engineer who owns a property near Penshurst has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Terry O’Brien, whose world-leading software navigation technology reduces the risk of ship groundings and saves billions of dollars for the world’s shipping industry, said he was delighted to be awarded an OAM. Dr O’Brien, is a former Melbourne University academic and Harkness Fellow who founded maritime engineering firm OMC International in 1987, has been honoured with an OAM for services to the maritime transport industry. “This is a great personal honour but I accept it also on behalf of the entire OMC team whose expertise and dedication ensures that our innovative technology is taken up by industry and continues to be the world’s best in this specialised field,” he said...
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15 June 2010

OMC founder recognised in Queen’s Birthday list

OMC International founder Terry O'Brien has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for services to the maritime transport industry...

Courtesy Lloyd's List DCN http://www.lloydslistdcn.com.au/archive/2010/june/15/omc-founder-recognised-in-queen2019s-birthday-list


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8 June 2010

ABC.net.au - Contract clears way for safer shipping

"A new shipping navigation system will be trialled in the Torres Strait off far north Queensland over the next couple of months..."


Full article available at www.abc.net.au
8 June 2010

 AMSA to use OMC system in Torres Strait

The latest release of Melbourne-based ship technology group OMC International's under keel clearance system will be used in the Torres Strait, the group said yesterday...

Courtesy Lloyd's List DCN http://www.lloydslistdcn.com.au/archive/2010/june/08/amsa-secures-torres-strait-under-keel-system/
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June 2010

International Bulk Journal - New OMC office to benefit bulkers

OMC International has opened a new office in South America in a bid to help make the region’s ports and waterways more efficient and safer by introducing UKC management technology to the shipping industry, particularly for bulk carriers...
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June 2010

GreenPort Journal - Allowing vessels to sail deeper can provide environmental benefits

In March OMC International headquartered in Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, opened a new South American office located in Bogota, Colombia, with the aim of making the region’s ports and waterways more efficient and safer by  introducing UKC (under keel clearance) management technology to the continent’s shipping industry, particularly for bulk carriers...
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5 February 2010

Lloyd's List DCN Online - OMC to expand into South America

Melbourne under-keel clearance system specialist OMC International will widen its global coverage next month by establishing a presence in South America.

OMC has announced it will open an office in the Colombian capital, Bogota, headed by senior engineer Matthew Turner.

Dr Turner has already met port and maritime executives in Brazil, Peru and Argentina to discuss OMC's Dynamic Under Keel Clearance product...

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7 January 2010

ABC.net.au - New navigation system set to boost trade

"The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says it expects to have a new shipping navigation system operating in the Torres Strait by the end of the year..."


Full article available at www.abc.net.au

7 January 2010

Lloyd's List DCN - OMC set for Torres Strait draught system win

OMC INTERNATIONAL has been chosen as the preferred supplier for a provisional under-keel clearance management (UKCM) system for the Torres Strait.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) decision comes 14 months after The Delivery of Coastal Pilotage Services in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait review panel report recommended a single UKCM system be used by pilotage providers and coastal pilots to enhance the safety and efficiency of transiting deep draught vessels through the region.

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December 2009

Lloyd's List DCN Winners 2009 - Maritime Services Award Winner : OMC International

OMC's Dynamic Under Keel Clearance System has been a huge success for the group and given it international attention.

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3 December 2009

Lloyd's List DCN - In celebration of excellence

IT WAS, as always, as a night to celebrate excellence – a record 350 people coming together to recognise the brightest and sharpest from an industry that has battled hard in tough conditions.

...OMC International was recognised with the Maritime Services Award for its work in developing under keel clearance systems, which it has taken to international markets.

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November 2009

Australian Bulk Handling Review - Winners announced at Australian Bulk Handling Awards

The Australian Bulk Handling Awards were held on November 12th, 2009 at Doltone House in Sydney on a thundery and wet evening.

In the Innovative Technology category, the finalists were OMC International, Minprovise, BFM Global and Corradini Engineering. ...OMC International was highly commended for its Dynamic Under Keel Clearance software and technology which has had a huge and beneficial impact on ports handling bulk commodities such as coal, iron ore, and bauxite.

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November 2009

Australian Bulk Handling Review - OMC’s role at bulk ports acknowledged at Awards

OMC International’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology was rewarded with a highly commended certificate at the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

DUKC is a computer system that calculates waves, tides, currents, vessel dynamics and, crucially, the vertical component of navigation (what you can’t see under the water) to allow the safest and most efficient transit of ships in and out of ports. ...OMC International’s highly commended certificate was awarded to it in the Innovative Technology category.

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15 September 2009

Lloyd’s List DCN Online - Victorian educators push for 'logistic cities'

Melbourne tertiary education institutions have provided important initiatives for the maritime and logistics industries over the past week, including the establishment of "logistic cities". ...Details have also emerged of Swinburne University's Port Access and Navigation five-day postgraduate study unit next week at its Hawthorn campus. The unit will feature Melbourne under-keel clearance firm OMC International. Prof Alexander Babanin, from Swinburne University’s Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, said Ports Australia had recommended OMC as an industry partner.

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September 2009

Australian Resources & Investment - DUKC® helps Port Hedland set ship loading record

Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) has approached OMC International to investigate how its proven DUKC® technology can help the port regularly repeat its recent record of five ships sailing on the one tide, says OMC chief Dr Terry O’Brien. PHPA grabbed media headlines when it announced that it had sailed five capsize bulk carriers (four BHP Billiton Iron Ore and one Fortescue Metals) on the morning high tide on Friday, June 26, with a combined total cargo of 841,062 tonnes.

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September 2009

The Australian Mining Review - Port Hedland ship loading record

WORLD-leading and award-winning OMC DUKC technology assisted the Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) to set a recent shiploading record in August.

Reprinted with permission from The Australian Mining Review, published September 2009.

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8 August 2009

Maritime Journal - Learning from the Australians

OMC has recently opened a UK office, to help promote its Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) system and support its European installations. This technology has been proven in the difficult waters found around Australia. Melbourne for example has the Port Phillip heads at its entrance, where swells up to five metres can sometimes combine with a six knot ebb current, causing even large ships to plunge several metres downward.

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July 2009

Australian Resources & Investment - Port Adopts DUKC Innovations

Melbourne maritime engineering firm OMC International has licensed its world-leading navigation technology to the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) to help ensure the safety of large vessels enterng Port Phillip Heads, one of the most challenging waters for ship navigation to be found anywhere on earth.

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June 2009

Shipping Australia - Melbourne improves safety of ships at Port Phillip heads

Port Phillip heads poses one of the most challenging waters for ship navigation to be found anywhere on earth. The history of shipwrecks since settlement began at Melbourne in 1835 attests to this reality. Huge, long swells up to 5 metres significant wave height, combined with currents up to 6 knots on the ebb (which occurs at low water), cause even ships in excess of 250 metres in length to plunge several metres downward in extreme conditions.


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June 2009

World Port Development - Melbourne adopts DUKC

A unique system bringing safey to vessels arriving in some of the largest bulk, container and multi-cargo ports in the world including the Pilbara iron ore ports in North Western Australia has now been licensed to the Port of Melbourne. WPD reports.....


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18 June 2009
Lloyd’s List DCN Online - OMC technology wins more recognition

Australian maritime technology company OMC International has garnered new international recognition. The company's Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance in-transit technology won the marine civil engineering and construction category at this year's Seawork awards in the United Kingdom.


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18 June 2009
Lloyd’s List DCN - Feeling the draught of change

It has been an exciting month just past for OMC International. This has included more important recognition for it's Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology and early workout after its deal with Port of Melbourne Corporation.


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21 May 2009
Lloyd’s List DCN - Keel clearance advance for Melbourne

The Port of Melbourne Corporation was the latest ports body to take up OMC International's Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology, the Melbourne maritime engineering firm said on Monday.


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19 May 2009
Lloyd’s List DCN Online - OMC gets under-keel clearance green light for Melbourne

The Port of Melbourne Corporation was the latest ports body to take up OMC International's Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology, the Melbourne maritime engineering firm said yesterday.


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December 2008
World Port Development - DUKC technology – a clear winner

On safety grounds, Maritime New Zealand strongly recommended that the NZ Port of Marsden Point install OMC International’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) technology following two oil tanker groundings back in 2003. Just four months ago, (August 2008) the system helped unblock Australia’s biggest iron ore port after a large bulk carrier, the ‘Iron King’, ran aground because of a steering malfunction.

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4 November 2008
Brisbane Courier Mail - Holding the Baby

Maritime identity and honorary Queenslander Dr Terry O'Brien will today make a huge sacrifice.

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16 October 2008
Lloyd’s List DCN - Keel system now in Europe

Australian underwater clearance specialist OMC International is hoping to develop its position in the European market with a demonstration of its services in Portugal this week.

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14 October 2008
Lloyd’s List DCN (International edition) - OMC launches under keel system in Europe market

Australian underwater clearance specialist OMC International is hoping to develop its position in the European market with a demonstration of its services in Portugal this week, writes Rob McKay in Melbourne.

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September edition, Vol 9 No. 2
Commodities & Trade to Asia - Port Authority uses latest technology in a world-first

Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) and OMC International have jointly achieved a world first by successfully using the latest DUKC VTS technology to assist a large bulk carrier safely transit the main channel once it had been refloated after being grounded at Port Hedland in August.


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25 September 2008
Lloyd’s List DCN - DUKC firm plans launch in Weipa

Exciting month coming up for Dynamic Under Keel Clearance system firm with Weipa debut and European office opening, reports Rob McKay.

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24 September 2008
The Western Cape Bulletin - OMC wins Port of Weipa contract

OMC International has signed a three-year contract with Ports Corporation Queensland (PCQ) to supply its world-leading Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) system to the Rio Tinto Alcan bulk export port in Weipa.

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16 September 2008
Lloyd’s List DCN Online - OMC signs Weipa under-keel clearance contract

OMC International had signed a three-year contract with the Ports Corporation of Queensland (PCQ) to operate its dynamic under keel clearance (DUKC) system at the Rio Tinto Alcan bulk export port of Weipa, the Melbourne company revealed today.

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8 August 2008
Lloyd’s List DCN Online - OMC hails under-keel clearance role in Iron King refloat

OMC International has revealed the role its under-keel clearance (UKC) technology played in the refloating of the capesize bulker Iron King at Port Hedland last week.

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31 July 2008
BRW - Powerful software increases export profitability

For a routine operation, getting ships in and out of ports seems to cause an uncommon amount of ire these days. The deepening of Melbourne’s shipping channels to ensure the future of Australia’s biggest container port is happening in the face of intense opposition from the environmental lobby.


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1 June 2008
Herald-Sun   - OMC helps keep Euro ports afloat

A Melbourne designed navigation system that allows cargo ships to safely transit shallow waters has been bought by German authorities.

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15 April 2008
Australian Mining - Smooth Sailing

An Australian designed and developed draft enhancing system known as Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) is increasing cargo capacity and saving port authorities, shipping companies, importers and exporters millions of dollars.

URL: www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/smooth-sailing



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