World’s Largest Ship - (FLNG) Platform to Begin Drilling in 2017

World’s Largest Ship - (FLNG) Platform to Begin Drilling in 2017

  Shell Oil will soon deploy "PRELUDE" its, and the world’s, first...

World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives in U.K

World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives in U.K

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is making its first visit to the U.K....

Sheep ship fire in Fremantle harbour

Sheep ship fire in Fremantle harbour

Four crew members have been taken to hospital after a fire on board a...

Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS  Erebus

Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus

A shipwreck uncovered beneath the icy wastes of northern Canada has been...

ClassNK Reveals MOL Comfort Investigation Findings

ClassNK Reveals MOL Comfort Investigation Findings

ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety,...

Collision in Suez Canal

Collision in Suez Canal

The 336 meter long container ship Colombo Express collided with the 332 meter...

MUSSEL BOUND

MUSSEL BOUND

  Well before my time, I must stress, ships running light into the...

 RV Investigator arrives in Hobart

RV Investigator arrives in Hobart

It is almost a year late but the CSIRO's new research vessel, the RV...

REPEAT OFFENDER BANNED FROM AUSTRALIAN PORTS

REPEAT OFFENDER BANNED FROM AUSTRALIAN PORTS

    AMSA has issued a direction to the container ship Vega Auriga...

MH370 search faces tough next phase

MH370 search faces tough next phase

The next phase of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will...

Very large gas carriers hold on to their hats

Very large gas carriers hold on to their hats

  Just when it looked like things could not get any better for owners...

Yielding not cracking

Yielding not cracking

Years ago a former shipmate in command of a big channel ferry said that what...

Probe into how ship hit bridge

Probe into how ship hit bridge

  Fremantle Ports will investigate how the stern lines of two large...

A closer watch on containers

A closer watch on containers

  How many containers end up in the sea as a result of stack collapse,...

Open Ocean Piracy could be a “Game Changer” in Gulf of Guinea

Open Ocean Piracy could be a “Game Changer” in Gulf of Guinea

  In the early hours of this morning, Saturday 9th August 2014, the...

  • World’s Largest Ship - (FLNG) Platform to Begin Drilling in 2017

    World’s Largest Ship - (FLNG) Platform to Begin Drilling in 2017

  • World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives in U.K

    World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives in U.K

  • Sheep ship fire in Fremantle harbour

    Sheep ship fire in Fremantle harbour

  • Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS  Erebus

    Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus

  • ClassNK Reveals MOL Comfort Investigation Findings

    ClassNK Reveals MOL Comfort Investigation Findings

  • Collision in Suez Canal

    Collision in Suez Canal

  • MUSSEL BOUND

    MUSSEL BOUND

  •  RV Investigator arrives in Hobart

    RV Investigator arrives in Hobart

  • REPEAT OFFENDER BANNED FROM AUSTRALIAN PORTS

    REPEAT OFFENDER BANNED FROM AUSTRALIAN PORTS

  • MH370 search faces tough next phase

    MH370 search faces tough next phase

  • Very large gas carriers hold on to their hats

    Very large gas carriers hold on to their hats

  • Yielding not cracking

    Yielding not cracking

  • Probe into how ship hit bridge

    Probe into how ship hit bridge

  • A closer watch on containers

    A closer watch on containers

  • Open Ocean Piracy could be a “Game Changer” in Gulf of Guinea

    Open Ocean Piracy could be a “Game Changer” in Gulf of Guinea

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.