100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN LIGHTHOUSES 1 July 1915 – 1 July 2015

100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN LIGHTHOUSES 1 July 1915 – 1 July 2015

On this day, 100 years ago, the Commonwealth of Australia officially...

New noses for lower emissions

New noses for lower emissions

By 2016, 24 of the largest ships in Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet will get a new...

Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

Seventy five years after the sinking of the Lancastria - Britain's worst...

Australian shipbuilders can rule the waves

Australian shipbuilders can rule the waves

Australian shipbuilder Andrew Bellamy says Australia should be able to build...

Australian and New Zealand ships seize $800 million in narcotics

Australian and New Zealand ships seize $800 million in narcotics

Maritime security operations by Australian and New Zealand frigates...

The sinking of Iron Knight 8 February 1943

The sinking of Iron Knight 8 February 1943

Iron Knight was a BHP vessel en route to Newcastle when she was torpedoed on...

THE RIGHT MOMENT

THE RIGHT MOMENT

There has been, unsurprisingly since the Costa Concordia loss, much talk...

Deltamarin Unveils Next Generation Ro-Pax

Deltamarin Unveils Next Generation Ro-Pax

Finland-based ship designer Deltamarin has launched a new showcase...

Piloting on the Yangtze River

Piloting on the Yangtze River

Weather conditions are often a major issue for deep sea shipping on the...

1917, The battleship in Union Square, New York

1917, The battleship in Union Square, New York

  In 1917 the U.S. Navy built a full-size battleship in Union Square,...

TESTING TECHNOLOGY

TESTING TECHNOLOGY

We have had navigational simulators available for the best part of half a...

Commonwealth launches court bid to recover costs from Shen Neng One

Commonwealth launches court bid to recover costs from Shen Neng One

The Commonwealth Government has launched a court bid to recover damages from...

Jumbo Kinetic Raises the Bar

Jumbo Kinetic Raises the Bar

On April 25th, Jumbo Kinetic set a new heavy lift record by lifting 3,000t...

Costa Concordia Ready for Last Journey

Costa Concordia Ready for Last Journey

Nine and a half months after arriving in Genoa, Italy, the Costa Concordia...

Port of Townsville’s New Facility Becomes Operational

Port of Townsville’s New Facility Becomes Operational

The Port of Townsville has opened an AUD 85 million (USD 66.97 million)...

  • 100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN LIGHTHOUSES 1 July 1915 – 1 July 2015

    100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN LIGHTHOUSES 1 July 1915 – 1 July 2015

  • New noses for lower emissions

    New noses for lower emissions

  • Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

    Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

  • Australian shipbuilders can rule the waves

    Australian shipbuilders can rule the waves

  • Australian and New Zealand ships seize $800 million in narcotics

    Australian and New Zealand ships seize $800 million in narcotics

  • The sinking of Iron Knight 8 February 1943

    The sinking of Iron Knight 8 February 1943

  • THE RIGHT MOMENT

    THE RIGHT MOMENT

  • Deltamarin Unveils Next Generation Ro-Pax

    Deltamarin Unveils Next Generation Ro-Pax

  • Piloting on the Yangtze River

    Piloting on the Yangtze River

  • 1917, The battleship in Union Square, New York

    1917, The battleship in Union Square, New York

  • TESTING TECHNOLOGY

    TESTING TECHNOLOGY

  • Commonwealth launches court bid to recover costs from Shen Neng One

    Commonwealth launches court bid to recover costs from Shen Neng One

  • Jumbo Kinetic Raises the Bar

    Jumbo Kinetic Raises the Bar

  • Costa Concordia Ready for Last Journey

    Costa Concordia Ready for Last Journey

  • Port of Townsville’s New Facility Becomes Operational

    Port of Townsville’s New Facility Becomes Operational

The Company of Master Mariners of Australia

The Company of Master Mariners website provides articles of interest to Master Mariners, Seafarers, the Maritime Industry and the public. We feature reports on Australian and International Maritime and Shipping affairs, Upcoming Events in the Maritime Industry, our CMMA newsletter the “Master Mariner”, and “Stories from the Past” about historic ships and maritime events. A “Members Only” section contains records of membership, branch and Federal Court meetings and other matters of interest to members. The Company of Master Mariners of Australia is a not for profit organization.

About The Company of Master Mariners of Australia (CoMMA)

The Company of Master Mariners of Australia is an association established to promote the interests and status of the Merchant Navy generally and of Master Mariners in particular. The Company was founded in 1938 by Capt.A.N. Boulton, MBE, VRD, BCom, ExC and became an incorporated body in 1988. The Company of Master Mariners of Australia Limited is a not for profit professional association that is limited by guarantee. The Company has six Branches based in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.

Objectives
The Company has a number of aims and objectives. The principal aims, inter alia, are as follows :

a) to provide in Australia a unified body of Master Mariners capable of collective representation on all occasions and in all matters affecting their interests or the status of the Merchant Navy and its Officers
b) to carry on its activities to maintain an apolitical and non industrial emphasis
c) to create and sustain a social organization of privileges within which members, either alone or in association with others, can be afforded facilities, and occasion, to discuss matters of mutual interest connected with the Merchant Navy or any related aspect of maritime concern
d) to donate prizes or other awards or distinctions and institute and establish scholarship grants for young seamen both at sea and ashore.