• Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) is set to expand its business with the Australian lithium industry being a growth industry meeting the expected strong demand for lithium in electrical car batteries. KCC has started to ship hard rock lithium ...
  • The Australian livestock export industry has distanced itself from the New Zealand trade, which has been banned from exporting livestock by sea.  The Australian Government says it has no plans to ban livestock exports and New Zealand's move is ...
  • Rauma Marine Constructions and Tasmanian shipping company TT-Line Company have finalised an agreement for the construction of two car and passenger ferries at Rauma shipyard. The employment impact of the project is approximately 3,500 person-years ...
  • A ship engaged to carry bauxite from Rio Tinto's operations on Cape York has been detained by Australian authorities for exposing its crew to "appalling conditions" including food and water shortages. The Movers 3 is one of two Aswan Shipping ...
  • The requirements for ensuring the proper stowage and securing of cargo containers are set out in Regulation 5 of The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 Chapter VI. These requirements are spelt out in ship-specific ...
  • Australia Secretary of Defence Mr. Greg Moriarty launched the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ENTERPRISE and opened the OPV System Program Office at the Henderson maritime precinct, the Australian Ministry of Defence announced. The press ...
  • The chief officer (CO) and company of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier have been fined and convicted in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for dumping the equivalent of a 120-litre household garbage bin full of food waste into the Great Barrier Reef ...
  • Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (Shearwater) announced the award of a 3D multisensor marine seismic survey, in the Otway Basin, offshore Australia. “We see a solid, consistent level of activity in Australia where we have multiple projects booked ...
  • The vehicle-passenger ferry, named FSTR, is the largest aluminium vessel ever constructed in the Philippines – and currently the largest ferry (by volume) to be constructed by Austal, at any of the company’s shipyards worldwide. Austal Chief ...
  • We sat on a clifftop, watching a ship in distress. It’s not something you could say often these days, though most of us live by the coast on an island continent. And you might imagine a ship in distress would be tossed on stormy seas, ever closer to ...
  • Solstad Offshore ASA (Solstad) confirmed that the large AHTS Normand Ranger has been awarded a contract in Australia for commencement in 2Q 2021.  The vessel will mobilise from Norway and will then provide support to a major drilling campaign ...
  • Mr Cowan will assume the position following the retirement of long serving Port of Brisbane Chair, Mr Jerry Maycock. Mr Cowan currently Chairs Queensland Sugar, Health and Plant Protein Group Limited and Winson Group, and is a Non-Executive ...
  • From 1 March to 31 August 2021, we will undertake a focused inspection campaign (FIC) on livestock ships departing Australian ports. The purpose of the focused inspection campaign is to ascertain the level of compliance with the maintenance and ...
  • Australia has joined an alliance of nearly 40 nations calling for a global target to protect the world’s ocean by 2030. The UK Government in London overnight welcomed Australia’s membership of the Global Ocean Alliance’s 30by30 initiative following ...
  • Austal Philippines has completed the installation of four waterjets in Hull 395, Bañaderos Express, currently under construction for Fred. Olsen Express in Balamban, Cebu Austal Limited Chief Executive Officer Paddy Gregg said the milestone was ...
  • 15/02/2021Have your say on proposed amendments Dear members
 We have opened consultation on amendments to Marine Order 11 (living and working conditions) 2015. These amendments relate to the protection of seafarer wages and entitlements in the ...
  • Please see below email from our colleagues at OSSA……. Good Day I am pleased to advise that OSSA will introduce their schools program in 2021, details in the attached introductory letter. We know you are a supporter of careers and training for the ...
  • Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (Shearwater) announced earlier today the award of two 3D surveys in offshore Western Australia “Shearwater has extensive experience operating offshore Australia and we are delighted to strengthen our position with ...
  • Incat Crowther announced on Tuesday (Feb09) the launch of two Incat Crowther 40s for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company. Xin Hai Yun and Xin Hai Jun were built by AFAI Southern Shipyard and delivered in December 2020. They represent the next generation of ...
  • The Port of Melbourne and Qube have secured a short-term agreement which makes available empty container park (ECP) capacity for up to 9,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU) Allocation of the 60,000sqm site within the Port of Melbourne’s Swanson ...
  • Norwegian-based global shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (WWO) has been convicted of criminal cartel conduct and ordered by the Federal Court to pay a fine of $24 million, in a case prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has helped save the lives of thirteen persons who had been missing for over a week in the Solomon Sea.  The vessel was reported to have broken down on the 22nd of January in the vicinity of Alcester Island, ...
  • CMMA Australia is a member of IFSMA. IFSMA is a Federation with a policy to ensure Safe Operational Practices, Preservation from Human Injury, Protection of the Marine Environment and Safety of Life and Property at Sea. Headquarters in London, ...
  • We don't know exactly why Malcolm Turnbull's government chose the French to build 12 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.But the most expensive military contract in the nation's history seems to have been determined by sound. The French ...
  • Austal Australia has launched the VOLTA series of electric-powered high speed ferry solutions, with the introduction of the Passenger Express 46V, a fully electric-powered 46 metre catamaran ferry design. Austal’s new VOLTA series is distinct from ...
  • Good Day The following was received from our colleague at IFSMA. CMMA Australia is a member of IFSMA.  IFSMA is a Federation with a policy to ensure Safe Operational Practices, Preservation from Human Injury, Protection of the Marine Environment ...
  • New wave of vessels support global efforts to reduce carbon emissions The bulk carrier HL Green received a special greeting when it arrived on its maiden voyage to Port Hedland on Wednesday 6 January.  HL Green was the first LNG-fuelled vessel to ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued its most severe banning to date to the master and operator of the Marshall Islands flagged livestock carrier, Barkly Pearl last night. The Barkly Pearl was initially spotted on the 3rd November ...
  • Stevedores’ revenues and profit margins increased overall in the last financial year despite the global pandemic causing the largest contraction in container volumes in a decade, according to the ACCC’s Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report ...
  • A new strategic cargo terminal has been officially opened at the recently upgraded Berth 4 Terminal at the Port of Townsville with the arrival of ‘Coronado Bay’. Today is the first time a container vessel has fully utilised the $10 million, 1.6 ...
  • Tauranga-based stevedoring company, C3 Limited, was fined $240,000 by the Auckland District Court yesterday after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ship’s crane, narrowly missing five workers on the wharf below. “This was seconds away from ...
  • Dear colleagues, Hope all of you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. The news coming out these days is quite positive and as long as we continue to do the right thing individually, it can only get better. That being said, between ...
  • CMMA Queensland Branch are regular marchers at the ANZAC Day Parade. Due to the COVID19 shutdown Branch Members, Captain William Burton and Captain John Ellis were able to maintain the tradition by by having a driveway meeting with CMMA insignia on ...
  •   Good Day Members   On April 4th 2020 the Federal Court held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). It was planned to be held in Melbourne at the Seamans Centre however due to the restrictions imposed dsue to the COVID-19 outbreak then the meeting ...
  • Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has today lodged a Modification to its existing Development Consent (Consent) for its Port Kembla Gas Terminal in order to meet higher demand for natural gas during peak periods. As first flagged to the NSW ...
  • On 10 June 2018, the Danish-registered container ship Leda Maersk arrived off the Port of Otago, embarked a harbour pilot, and proceeded up the Lower Harbour channel at about 1800, during the hours of darkness. The master, officer of the watch and ...
  • Port owner and operator Flinders Port Holdings intends to develop a new 50-year masterplan to guide the short, medium and long-term development of the seven South Australian ports under its control, including the container terminal at Port ...
  • Australia’s newest and biggest cargo ship was named as Tasmanian Achiever II at a special ceremony in Burnie Sunday (Feb17). Tasmanian Achiever II is the largest general cargo ship to fly the Australian flag and is set to enter service on 1 March, ...
  • The Palaszczuk Government’s new transhipping policy will protect the Great Barrier Reef and the tens of thousands of jobs that rely on the Reef.Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was ...
  • On April 28 at a ceremony in Hobart Tasmania, the Australian Government signed a contract with DMS Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco, for the delivery, operation and maintenance of an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) with ...
  • Maurice Thompson and Joel Cockerell of Clyde & Co LLP (Clyde & Co) say that Australian maritime law has been "radically" altered after a recent decision on maritime lien enforcement in relation to bunker supply contracts was handed down in an ...
  • VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to ...
  • Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of Sea Transportation Corporation presented this paper at the recent ICHA Conference in Adelaide. The paper is essential  reading for anyone interested in the future of coastal shipping in Australia. Stuart is a member of our ...
  • NEWSLETTER OF NZCMM March 2015 Edition Part 1       On Deck Part 2 March 2014       March 2014 edition September 2013 Edition available at: www.mastermariners.org.nz March 2013 edition On_Deck_Issue_6.docx_saved.pdf September 2012 ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging people to ensure they dispose of their obsolete and unwanted distress beacons correctly after emergency services spent more than six hours homing a beacon eventually found dumped in bushland ...
  • The 2014-15 cruise season is shaping up to be big for Fremantle with 44 ship calls already booked compared with 31 ship calls (60,592 passengers) in the 2013-14 financial year. Fremantle is increasingly being used as a turnaround port with Sun ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging people to beware of a global scam offering overseas residents a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) and Australian visas to gain jobs with cruise companies. Scammers have been ...
  •   A CIVILIAN contract crew made two serious errors during sea trials for the navy’s biggest ever ship, damaging its hull and melting down electrical systems. The first of two $1.5 billion 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), to be known ...
  • A fresh controversy is brewing over the use of factory ships in Australian waters, with a plan to bring in a 4400-tonne east European-owned ship. MERIDIAN 1 would fish for blue grenadier in the Southern Ocean off Tasmania at a time of opposition to ...
  • Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has chalked up yet another global sales success by signing a contract with the Australian shipping company SeaRoad for a 181 metres long RoRo ferry ship new building. What is special about this ship however ...
  • From 1 July 2014, the government will decrease the Protection of the Sea Levy (PSL) to 11.25 cents per net registered tonne for defined vessels on an ongoing basis. The PSL revenue was levied to establish a $10 million pollution response fund to ...
  • Former submariners and retired admirals want the federal government to stump up “a fraction” of the taxpayer money spent on the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to try and find Australia’s first submarine. The nation’s most enduring ...
  • Holland America Line has completed an agreement for the transfer of RYNDAM and ms STATENDAM to their sister brand P&O Cruises in Australia, with delivery scheduled for November 2015. This announcement is also being shared right now with our ...
  • Sydney - Australia said on Monday it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a new icebreaker ship to bolster its claim over large areas of Antarctica and replace an ageing vessel. 

Environment minister Greg Hunt said two Europe-based firms ...
  • Port of Napier has been guiding large vessels through Hawke's Bay waters using procedures outside maritime law for more than a decade, an investigation has found. In August last year the cargo ship IDAS Bulker departed Napier with a full cargo of ...
  • 1) The Interislander's boss has rejected accusations by NZ First leader Winston Peters that Kiwirail covered up three"serious incidents" involving the problem-plagued Cook Strait ferries in the past week - but has not denied two are being ...
  • Deal signed for the Port of Melbourne’s third international container terminal International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Anglo Ports, through their Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICTL), ...
  • Princess Cruises has announced its first-ever year-round program of sailing from Fremantle in a move which reflects the growing popularity of cruises from Western Australia. Releasing its new 2015-16 cruise schedules, Princess Cruises revealed that ...
  • Australian warship HMAS Darwin has seized more than a tonne of heroin valued at almost $290 million from a smuggling boat off Kenya. The record 1032-kilogram haul was discovered aboard a dhow in the Indian Ocean, about 27 nautical miles east of ...
  • It took an Interislander ferry more than two hours and three attempts to berth at Picton. Picton man Kit Stevens watched from his window overlooking the Picton harbour as the Stena Alegra ferry first tried to berth about 6.30am. He and his wife ...
  • Australia's six Collins submarines are scheduled to retire from 2030, and planning for their replacements needs to start now. A new Defence policy document - also known as a white paper - due next year will say exactly how many new submarines we ...
  • On 8 April 2014 the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP, announced the release of an options paper on approaches to regulating coastal shipping in Australia. The Department is ...
  • Problems continue to plague KiwiRail's Interislander ferry service, with its replacement ferry, the Stena Alegra, requiring at least four days out-of action for repairs. The Stena Alegra, which began operating in New Zealand only in January, has ...
  • Sydney Ports has invested in the latest weather technology as part of its ongoing commitment to improving harbour safety. Global weather intelligence company MetraWeather has been contracted to deliver real-time weather and marine forecasting ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority can confirm that the Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long have broken free from the ice in Antarctica and are no longer in need of assistance. The United States Coast Guard ice breaker Polar Star has been ...
  • New national standards for domestic commercial vessels covering crew competencies and operations have been unanimously agreed by the Standing Council of Transport and Infrastructure. The Council consists of Transport, Infrastructure and Planning ...
  • Queensland Branch member Stuart Ballantyne gives his views on "Master Mariners and the Spirit of Australia" Please click on to:   ...
  • This year is shaping up as a big one for the future HMAS Canberra, Australia's first helicopter landing dock and the third Royal Australian Navy vessel to bear the name of the national capital. BAE Systems maritime director Bill Saltzer said the ...
  • For NI Newsletters please click on to the following: June 2013                         July 2012:             NISEA_Newsletter_July_2012.pdf January 2012:       ...
  • March 2015 Edition Part 1       On Deck Part 2 March 2014       March 2014 edition September 2013 Editionavailable at: www.mastermariners.org.nz March 2013 edition On_Deck_Issue_6.docx_saved.pdf September 2012 ...