10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Port of Melbourne: Operations Control Centre and Hydrographic Survey Boat

Organisation: Port of Melbourne Corporation

Congress Themes:
Network Safety
Environmental Sustainability
Future Freight

Category most closely aligns with:
Ports – Air and Sea
Freight Management

Visit the Port Operations Control Centre which provides Melbourne Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). Melbourne VTS manages and coordinates safe and efficient movement of 3,000 vessel visits per year through the southern part of Port Phillip and the Heads. It also acts as a key focal point for incident and emergency responses management. It operates 24-hours a day and 7 days a week. Tour will showcase the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) system that generate Under Keel Clearance predictions for proposed user vessel movements and demonstrate enhanced navigation safety and mitigate groundings risks within port channels. Board the Port of Melbourne Corporation survey vessel MV John Norgate or MV Lonsdale and engage with port members on how hydrographic surveying technology used to conduct underwater surveys and detailed mapping of port waters from the Bolte Bridge to Port Phillip Heads. The hydrographic survey is important for anchoring, dredging, structure construction, pipeline and cable routing and fisheries habitat. Featured will be the multi-beam echo sounder technology in hydrographic survey to enhance navigation safety.


Tuesday 11 October 2016: 9.30am - 12.00pm

Cost: AU$50 incl GST



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