The following was received from our colleague at AMC SEARCH.

The participation of CMMA in the survey was discussed at our recent AGM and it was agreed by all Branch Masters and others in the Federal Court that it would be good to circulate to our members to participate and to add our support to this survey.


Capt. Stuart Davey, Federal Secretary, Company of Master Mariners (CMMA)

I am conducting the project through the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia - to examine the strategic implications of possible ‘sea blindness’ in Australia’s maritime outlook with a particular emphasis on Australia’s LNG trade. I think the subject matter is of particular interest to the NI (Australia) community and your branch membership participation would be much appreciated.

The URL below will take you to the Limesurvey which consists of criterion that relate to issues associated with this possible ‘sea blindness’ phenomenon. Anticipated questions you may have about your engagement in the survey are detailed at the attached and at the opening page of the survey (click on show policy). The survey is designed to capture your opinion on the topic and the professional confidence you have to make that opinion. Participation is voluntary and responses anonymised.

Noting that it will take some time to complete (35 – 45 minutes), you are encouraged to press on in support of important research outcomes that are dependent on the completeness of the survey. However, if needed, you can break and return to the survey at a later stage but please do complete the survey; it has important implications for Australia’s strategic maritime outlook. If you would like more information about this email survey or this research project in general, please contact Peter () or the supervisor, Ms Natalia Nikolova ().

Please proceed to the survey at

 Thank you

 Kind regards,

Captain Peter Martin FNI (VP), CMMA, AIN (VP)

Master Mariner, Commander RAN

NISA Branch Secretary

PhD Candidate National Centre for Ports and Shipping

Australian Maritime College

College of Sciences and Engineering

Engineering Building Room 224, Sandy Bay Campus

University of Tasmania

+61 3 6226 8501 / +61 428 073 229