Modern Vikings reaching L’anse aux Meadows

Modern Vikings reaching L’anse aux Meadows

A 1000 years ago the Vikings landed North America and Newfoundland. The...

Expanded Panama Canal Opens

Expanded Panama Canal Opens

A Chinese freighter laden with nearly 9,500 metal cargo containers transited...

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens

Some 2,500 years ago, a severely outnumbered Greek naval fleet managed to...

Grounding of cruise ship Hamburg off Scotland, May 2016

Grounding of cruise ship Hamburg off Scotland, May 2016

MAIB Investigation Report 12/2016On 11 May 2015, the Bahamas registered...

Attempted Mutiny Leads to Grounding

Attempted Mutiny Leads to Grounding

On Thursday, the geared bulker Benita went hard aground on reefs near the...

Two Giant Cranes Arrive at London Gateway

Two Giant Cranes Arrive at London Gateway

DP World London Gateway Port welcomed yesterday two new quayside cranes. At...

Cargo ship Belle Rose runs aground off Malapascua Island, Philippines

Cargo ship Belle Rose runs aground off Malapascua Island, Philippines

The cargo ship Belle Rose carrying 48,000 tons of cement powder ran...

Future Looks Bleak for Ultra Large Containerships

Future Looks Bleak for Ultra Large Containerships

In December, the quarter-mile-long Benjamin Franklin became the largest...

SeaRoad launches new era in Bass Strait shipping

SeaRoad launches new era in Bass Strait shipping

Tasmania’s clean, green image will get a very practical boost today with...

Egypt warship: First French-made Mistral ship handed over

Egypt warship: First French-made Mistral ship handed over

Egypt has received the first of two advanced warships from France in a deal...

Last Week of May Deadliest in the Mediterranean Sea

Last Week of May Deadliest in the Mediterranean Sea

Last week’s migrant death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is believed to...

HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin during three...

Remains of legendary 260-year-old Royal Navy warship HMS Namur revealed to the nation

Remains of legendary 260-year-old Royal Navy warship HMS Namur revealed to the nation

She saw action alongside Nelson and was captained by Jane Austen’s...

AUSTAL DELIVERS FIRST HIGH SPEED SUPPORT VESSEL

AUSTAL DELIVERS FIRST HIGH SPEED SUPPORT VESSEL

Austal Limited is pleased to announce the RNOV Al Mubshir has been delivered...

Pacific Jewel Faces Sulphur Fuel Fine.

Pacific Jewel Faces Sulphur Fuel Fine.

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival...

  • Modern Vikings reaching L’anse aux Meadows

    Modern Vikings reaching L’anse aux Meadows

  • Expanded Panama Canal Opens

    Expanded Panama Canal Opens

  • Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens

    Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens

  • Grounding of cruise ship Hamburg off Scotland, May 2016

    Grounding of cruise ship Hamburg off Scotland, May 2016

  • Attempted Mutiny Leads to Grounding

    Attempted Mutiny Leads to Grounding

  • Two Giant Cranes Arrive at London Gateway

    Two Giant Cranes Arrive at London Gateway

  • Cargo ship Belle Rose runs aground off Malapascua Island, Philippines

    Cargo ship Belle Rose runs aground off Malapascua Island, Philippines

  • Future Looks Bleak for Ultra Large Containerships

    Future Looks Bleak for Ultra Large Containerships

  • SeaRoad launches new era in Bass Strait shipping

    SeaRoad launches new era in Bass Strait shipping

  • Egypt warship: First French-made Mistral ship handed over

    Egypt warship: First French-made Mistral ship handed over

  • Last Week of May Deadliest in the Mediterranean Sea

    Last Week of May Deadliest in the Mediterranean Sea

  • HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

    HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

  • Remains of legendary 260-year-old Royal Navy warship HMS Namur revealed to the nation

    Remains of legendary 260-year-old Royal Navy warship HMS Namur revealed to the nation

  • AUSTAL DELIVERS FIRST HIGH SPEED SUPPORT VESSEL

    AUSTAL DELIVERS FIRST HIGH SPEED SUPPORT VESSEL

  • Pacific Jewel Faces Sulphur Fuel Fine.

    Pacific Jewel Faces Sulphur Fuel Fine.

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.