Boxship Drifting off Essex Fixed

Boxship Drifting off Essex Fixed

Although this vessel has a very Australian name, the links to Australia are...

Japan’s Biggest Warship Enters Service

Japan’s Biggest Warship Enters Service

Japan’s armed forces took control of their biggest warship since World...

RV Investigator:embarks on maiden scientific voyage

RV Investigator:embarks on maiden scientific voyage

Australia's high-tech research ship has sailed from Hobart on its maiden...

Canadian ro-ro vessel stuck in ice

Canadian ro-ro vessel stuck in ice

The 199 meter long ro-ro passenger/cargo vessel Highlander became stuck in...

Cruise ship Britannia on maiden voyage

Cruise ship Britannia on maiden voyage

A cruise ship named by the Queen on Tuesday has left Southampton on its...

Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

American billionaire Paul Allen has announced the discovery of the famous...

Image of the Day: Edith Maersk Freshened Up

Image of the Day: Edith Maersk Freshened Up

The Danish conglomerate Maersk Group recently posted this image of...

MOL Orders Six Ultra Large Boxships

MOL Orders Six Ultra Large Boxships

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has placed an...

Last WW1 Gallipoli ship HMS M33 crowdfunding appeal

Last WW1 Gallipoli ship HMS M33 crowdfunding appeal

The restoration of the only surviving ship from the World War One Gallipoli...

"Good Faith" aground on Andros Island

The 164 meter long bulk carrier Good Faith ran aground in the Aegean Sea...

Boxships widened

Boxships widened

The designated 4872teu  NSB boxboats to be widened have been coming...

Castorone Put to Work in Australia

Castorone Put to Work in Australia

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in Australia has started the deepwater...

Australia Gives Philippines Two Landing Craft

Australia Gives Philippines Two Landing Craft

Australia announced Sunday that it is donating two decommissioned military...

AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports for 12 months

AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports for 12 months

For the first time, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has...

Stricken Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka docks in Southampton

Stricken Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka docks in Southampton

A cargo ship carrying millions of pounds worth of cars which has been...

  • Boxship Drifting off Essex Fixed

    Boxship Drifting off Essex Fixed

  • Japan’s Biggest Warship Enters Service

    Japan’s Biggest Warship Enters Service

  • RV Investigator:embarks on maiden scientific voyage

    RV Investigator:embarks on maiden scientific voyage

  • Canadian ro-ro vessel stuck in ice

    Canadian ro-ro vessel stuck in ice

  • Cruise ship Britannia on maiden voyage

    Cruise ship Britannia on maiden voyage

  • Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

    Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

  • Image of the Day: Edith Maersk Freshened Up

    Image of the Day: Edith Maersk Freshened Up

  • MOL Orders Six Ultra Large Boxships

    MOL Orders Six Ultra Large Boxships

  • Last WW1 Gallipoli ship HMS M33 crowdfunding appeal

    Last WW1 Gallipoli ship HMS M33 crowdfunding appeal

  • "Good Faith" aground on Andros Island

  • Boxships widened

    Boxships widened

  • Castorone Put to Work in Australia

    Castorone Put to Work in Australia

  • Australia Gives Philippines Two Landing Craft

    Australia Gives Philippines Two Landing Craft

  • AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports for 12 months

    AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports for 12 months

  • Stricken Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka docks in Southampton

    Stricken Solent ship: Hoegh Osaka docks in Southampton

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.