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...

Why so many shipowners find Panama's flag convenient

Why so many shipowners find Panama's flag convenient

Panama, a small nation of just three million, has the largest shipping fleet...

Accurate charts matter

Accurate charts matter

Navigators these days find themselves in a curious sort of...

Costa Concordia enters Genoa port for scrapping

Costa Concordia enters Genoa port for scrapping

The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port...

The ship that totally failed to change the world

The ship that totally failed to change the world

Fifty years ago the world's first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship sailed...

Somali piracy: 'Roads better than warships'

Somali piracy: 'Roads better than warships'

Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy...

The world's biggest containership -circa 2014

The world's biggest containership -circa 2014

In the maritime industry, the title of “the biggest” has tended to be a crown...

Appeals tribunal upholds AMSA ship detention decision

Appeals tribunal upholds AMSA ship detention decision

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal last week affirmed the Australian...

  •  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

  • Why so many shipowners find Panama's flag convenient

    Why so many shipowners find Panama's flag convenient

  • Accurate charts matter

    Accurate charts matter

  • Costa Concordia enters Genoa port for scrapping

    Costa Concordia enters Genoa port for scrapping

  • The ship that totally failed to change the world

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Somali piracy: 'Roads better than warships'

    Somali piracy: 'Roads better than warships'

  • The world's biggest containership -circa 2014

    The world's biggest containership -circa 2014

  • Appeals tribunal upholds AMSA ship detention decision

    Appeals tribunal upholds AMSA ship detention decision

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.