Press Release 29/04/2002


DETROIT 29 April 2002: O'Brien Oil Pollution Service, Inc. (OOPS) and Ulysses Systems, Inc. have signed an agreement to jointly market their collaboration of maritime consulting services and the Ulysses' Task Assistant' applications for the marine industry.

OOPS is the market leader in marine operations, environmental and safety consulting services. From our perspective, providing Ulysses' technical solutions will assist our clients in becoming more efficient and productive in managing the large amount of information necessary to meet today's regulatory requirements for vessel operations," noted Jim O'Brien, President of OOPS. OOPS will continue to provide their clients with vessel management plans, procedures and best practices that enhance the quality, environmental and safety operations on board. Implementing these plans with the Task Assistant will make them much more readily available and accessible to the people who need to see them on a daily basis.

Ulysses Systems offers a suite of applications including Planned Maintenance, Purchasing, Crewing, and Quality & Safety, based upon the company''s innovative Task Assistant(tm) software. Customers find that applications built on this unique platform are much more likely to be used by shipboard staff. This is because Ulysses Systems' applications require very little training to use, and are designed to work within the existing framework of an organization. In contrast to software packages that force customers to modify operations around the capabilities of software, Task Assistant(tm) is designed to understand existing roles and the tasks within the organization and to use that understanding to provide end-users with exactly the information they want at exactly the time they need it. "Clients will now have convenient access to their quality, environmental and safety operation manuals created and supplied by OOPS via the Task Assistant", said Robert J. Schumaker, Director - Global Alliances, Ulysses Systems, Inc.

About Ulysses Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Ulysses Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of computer products and services that offer business intelligence solutions to a variety of industries. With about 100 employees worldwide, the company also maintains offices in Europe, South America and the Far East. Ulysses Systems' ship management software can be found on major sailing fleets around the world, and was recently chosen by the three largest fleet operators in the Great Lakes.

About OOPS
Founded in 1983 by its President, Jim O'Brien, OOPS is the largest and most respected Qualified Individual and Spill Response Management provider in North America. We offer a wide range of maritime safety and environmental protection consulting services to our diverse worldwide clientele. Our success is based on the high caliber of our cross-trained maritime and response professionals, who have years of varied experience and education drawn from the regulatory compliance and crisis management backgrounds. For more information, visit