Chinese court releases Japanese cargo ship

Chinese court releases Japanese cargo ship

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt...

Car Carrier Asian Empire on fire in Pacific

Car Carrier Asian Empire on fire in Pacific

The 229 meter long, 25765 dwt car carrier Asian Empire caught fire in the...

If at first you don't succeed ....

If at first you don't succeed ....

It took an Interislander ferry more than two hours and three attempts to berth...

Captain and Two Crewmen Are Arrested in Korean  Ferry Sinking

Captain and Two Crewmen Are Arrested in Korean Ferry Sinking

The captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized on a routine...

Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' failure

Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' failure

A GLONASS receiver (red dot) on England's east coast gave position fixes in...

Re-homing the Comet

Re-homing the Comet

One of the most endearing features of the United States Navy is its...

Collision in Houston Ship Canal

Collision in Houston Ship Canal

By the time the ships’ pilots realized they were on a crash course, it was...

Major US submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

Major US submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

When the periscope of the USS Montpelier rose from the water during training...

The world has a new piracy hotspot

The world has a new piracy hotspot

Sorry, Hollywood. It’s nowhere near Somalia. Maybe God has a soft spot for...

Size worries salvors

Size worries salvors

  With newbuilding large containerships proliferating, both insurers...

Containership grounding on Mykonos

Containership grounding on Mykonos

The 116 meter long container ship Yusuf Cepnioglu went aground on the island...

Warship project heading for cost blowout

Warship project heading for cost blowout

The $8.5 billion project to build three advanced warships is facing a cost...

Odyssey Marine contract to recover gold from SS Central America shipwreck

Odyssey Marine contract to recover gold from SS Central America shipwreck

  TAMPA, Fla., March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Odyssey Marine...

New dawn for Ethane as gas carrier cargo

New dawn for Ethane as gas carrier cargo

The scene is set for the emergence of ethane as a notable liquefied gas...

A winter's tale

A winter's tale

It has been a truly terrible winter in the North Atlantic, both for mariners...

  • Chinese court releases Japanese cargo ship

    Chinese court releases Japanese cargo ship

  • Car Carrier Asian Empire on fire in Pacific

    Car Carrier Asian Empire on fire in Pacific

  • If at first you don't succeed ....

    If at first you don't succeed ....

  • Captain and Two Crewmen Are Arrested in Korean  Ferry Sinking

    Captain and Two Crewmen Are Arrested in Korean Ferry Sinking

  • Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' failure

    Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' failure

  • Re-homing the Comet

    Re-homing the Comet

  • Collision in Houston Ship Canal

    Collision in Houston Ship Canal

  • Major US submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

    Major US submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

  • The world has a new piracy hotspot

    The world has a new piracy hotspot

  • Size worries salvors

    Size worries salvors

  • Containership grounding on Mykonos

    Containership grounding on Mykonos

  • Warship project heading for cost blowout

    Warship project heading for cost blowout

  • Odyssey Marine contract to recover gold from SS Central America shipwreck

    Odyssey Marine contract to recover gold from SS Central America shipwreck

  • New dawn for Ethane as gas carrier cargo

    New dawn for Ethane as gas carrier cargo

  • A winter's tale

    A winter's tale

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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.