The Wilhelm Gustloff (1945): The deadliest shipwreck in history

The Wilhelm Gustloff (1945): The deadliest shipwreck in history

The name Titanic became synonymous with disaster after the ocean liner sank on...

MV Werften Inks Design Deal for Endeavor Class Ships

MV Werften Inks Design Deal for Endeavor Class Ships

MV Werften, a group of three of the largest shipyards in the Germany,...

Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail

Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail

Helsinki-based provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems Norsepower Oy...

“Pioneering Spirit” completes maiden heavy lift project

“Pioneering Spirit” completes maiden heavy lift project

Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning...

Transocean Winner Refloated, Resumes Journey

Transocean Winner Refloated, Resumes Journey

The recently grounded oil rig Transocean Winner was refloated at...

Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel

Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel

The Hong Kong owners of Five Stars Fujian have at last paid for...

Malinvestment, Tumbling Freight Rates And Cargo Ships To The Scrap Heap

Malinvestment, Tumbling Freight Rates And Cargo Ships To The Scrap Heap

Up until a year ago, the shipping industry was ordering ships in droves. This...

Greyman Express undertakes first shipment of livestock to Cambodia

Greyman Express undertakes first shipment of livestock to Cambodia

Livestock carrier Greyman Express was recently part of an historic...

Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority has released the United States...

VLCC Dream II and Container Ship MSC Alexandra collide in the Singapore Strait

VLCC Dream II and Container Ship MSC Alexandra collide in the Singapore Strait

At about 2301 hrs on 3rd Aug 2016, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore...

Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Moves One Step Closer to Delivery

Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Moves One Step Closer to Delivery

Allseas’ has successfully completed commissioning of the Topsides lift...

Indonesia prepares for mass ship sinking

Indonesia prepares for mass ship sinking

More than 70 fishing ships, including Chinese vessels, will be sent to the...

World’s oldest aircraft carrier to be decommissioned

World’s oldest aircraft carrier to be decommissioned

INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier in the world and the second carrier to...

MV Benita Sinks while En Route to India

MV Benita Sinks while En Route to India

The bulk carrier MV Benita, which was under tow en route from Mauritius to...

Trio Signs Deal to Design Star Cruises’ Mega Passenger Ship

Trio Signs Deal to Design Star Cruises’ Mega Passenger Ship

A large scale tri-party engineering contract for the design of a Global...

  • The Wilhelm Gustloff (1945): The deadliest shipwreck in history

    The Wilhelm Gustloff (1945): The deadliest shipwreck in history

  • MV Werften Inks Design Deal for Endeavor Class Ships

    MV Werften Inks Design Deal for Endeavor Class Ships

  • Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail

    Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail

  • “Pioneering Spirit” completes maiden heavy lift project

    “Pioneering Spirit” completes maiden heavy lift project

  • Transocean Winner Refloated, Resumes Journey

    Transocean Winner Refloated, Resumes Journey

  • Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel

    Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel

  • Malinvestment, Tumbling Freight Rates And Cargo Ships To The Scrap Heap

    Malinvestment, Tumbling Freight Rates And Cargo Ships To The Scrap Heap

  • Greyman Express undertakes first shipment of livestock to Cambodia

    Greyman Express undertakes first shipment of livestock to Cambodia

  • Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

    Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

  • VLCC Dream II and Container Ship MSC Alexandra collide in the Singapore Strait

    VLCC Dream II and Container Ship MSC Alexandra collide in the Singapore Strait

  • Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Moves One Step Closer to Delivery

    Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Moves One Step Closer to Delivery

  • Indonesia prepares for mass ship sinking

    Indonesia prepares for mass ship sinking

  • World’s oldest aircraft carrier to be decommissioned

    World’s oldest aircraft carrier to be decommissioned

  • MV Benita Sinks while En Route to India

    MV Benita Sinks while En Route to India

  • Trio Signs Deal to Design Star Cruises’ Mega Passenger Ship

    Trio Signs Deal to Design Star Cruises’ Mega Passenger Ship

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.