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...

Costa Concordia Starts Last Voyage

Costa Concordia Starts Last Voyage

The wreck of the Costa Concordia is being towed away from the Italian island...

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...

First glimpse inside WWI submarine

First glimpse inside WWI submarine

  A HATCH. A boot. A guage frozen in time. Out of the murk of the...

Port Hedland Joins With Dampier Under Enlarged Group

Port Hedland Joins With Dampier Under Enlarged Group

The authority that oversees Australia’s Port Hedland, the world’s biggest...

German subs - safer bet for RAN replacement ?

German subs - safer bet for RAN replacement ?

Within the space of a few weeks the Abbott government has presided over a...

France orders Maersk to locate 500 lost containers

France orders Maersk to locate 500 lost containers

FRANCE has warned Denmark's Maersk Line that the shipping line has until the...

Futuristic sea vessel could explore indefinitely

Futuristic sea vessel could explore indefinitely

If you've ever wondered why anyone spends money searching the stars when 95...

HMAS Canberra damaged during sea trials

HMAS Canberra damaged during sea trials

  A CIVILIAN contract crew made two serious errors during sea trials...

Collision off Gibraltar

Collision off Gibraltar

  The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with...

SeaRoad orders innovative LNG-powered ferry

SeaRoad orders innovative LNG-powered ferry

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has chalked up yet another global...

Export growth fuels calls for expansion of port at Port Hedland

Export growth fuels calls for expansion of port at Port Hedland

Miners, analysts and unions are calling for the expansion of the busy port...

Push to find Australia's first sub

Push to find Australia's first sub

Former submariners and retired admirals want the federal government to stump...

  • The ship that totally failed to change the world

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Costa Concordia Starts Last Voyage

    Costa Concordia Starts Last Voyage

  • 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

  • First glimpse inside WWI submarine

    First glimpse inside WWI submarine

  • Port Hedland Joins With Dampier Under Enlarged Group

    Port Hedland Joins With Dampier Under Enlarged Group

  • German subs - safer bet for RAN replacement ?

    German subs - safer bet for RAN replacement ?

  • France orders Maersk to locate 500 lost containers

    France orders Maersk to locate 500 lost containers

  • Futuristic sea vessel could explore indefinitely

    Futuristic sea vessel could explore indefinitely

  • HMAS Canberra damaged during sea trials

    HMAS Canberra damaged during sea trials

  • Collision off Gibraltar

    Collision off Gibraltar

  • SeaRoad orders innovative LNG-powered ferry

    SeaRoad orders innovative LNG-powered ferry

  • Export growth fuels calls for expansion of port at Port Hedland

    Export growth fuels calls for expansion of port at Port Hedland

  • Push to find Australia's first sub

    Push to find Australia's first sub

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.