• SAFETY SUMMARY What happenedIn the early hours of 25 March 2021, a fire broke out in the lower cargo hold of the general cargo ship BBC Rhonetal while it was alongside Port Hedland number two berth. The fire started during hot work to remove sea ...
  • Incat Crowther has announced the launch of the 72m passenger ferry KOREA PRIDE . Incat Crowther supported Korea Express Ferry in the building of the ship that will operate from Incheon on the west coast of South Korea, according to the company's ...
  • Port of Newcastle, the largest deepwater port on Australia’s East Coast, on Monday (Aug29) commissioned two new mobile harbour cranes as part the Port’s ongoing commitment to diversification and a sustainable future. The cranes were opened by Port ...
  • In a world-first, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will bring a new type of hard sail equipped bulker to Newcastle, Australia later this yea GHG SavingThe single sail will produce enough propulsive force to save 5% of greenhouse gas emissions on the ...
  • Fully-electric ferry IKA RERE is showing huge fuel cost savings compared with diesel vassels. [Image: Stellar Studio] The success of New Zealand’s first fully-electric passenger ferry, IKA RERE, is prompting its owner, East By West Ferries, to push ...
  • DP World has continued to perform strongly in Australia, demonstrating the resilience of its businesses and dedication of its workforce during the pandemic, while innovation and further integration beyond ports and terminals will take its supply ...
  • Australian law enforcement has seized 700 kilograms of cocaine from a Maersk containership at Sydney's Port Botany. The dugs were discovered by Australian Border Force (ABF) during a July 22 inspection of shipping containers on the ...
  • Port of Newcastle has taken a critical step forward in its important diversification agenda to unlock trade opportunities within regional and rural NSW, support local industry and create jobs, with the arrival of two Liebherr mobile harbour ...
  • Yara Clean Ammonia and Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) have signed a Collaboration Agreement to jointly facilitate the uptake of clean ammonia as a marine fuel in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. This collaboration illustrates the confidence ...
  • As part of the AUKUS agreement, Australian submariners are now attending Royal Navy nuclear propulsion training courses.The information came to light after the following written exchange by members the House of Lords. Lord West of Spithead asked “To ...
  • Australian energy company Viva Energy has entered into an agreement with GeelongPort for the construction of the pier and berthing infrastructure for the proposed Geelong LNG facility. Viva Energy says this facility will provide a flexible and ...
  • An oil tanker has been banned from Australian ports for six months, after authorities discovered crew were owed more than $120,000 in wages.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority received a complaint about seafarers’ underpayment and welfare on ...
  • “The Strategy is a welcome recognition of the important role Victoria’s ports play in the economic wellbeing of Victoria and the surrounding regional areas of both mainland Australia and Tasmania,” Port of Melbourne CEO Saul Cannon said. “We ...
  • The Australian Antarctic Division has moved swiftly to adjust its shipping plans for the 2022-23 season with icebreaker RSV NUYINA unlikely to be in service due to a delay in receiving spare parts. RSV NUYINA is currently in Singapore for scheduled ...
  • Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (Shearwater) has been awarded a contract by Woodside for 4D baseline survey work over gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin Australia. The survey is expected to take 2-3 months to acquire, and will be conducted by the ...
  • A master and the first officer of SW Shipping’s capesize bulk carrier SEA COEN have been fined for exiting a designated shipping area within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.The two South Korean seafarers pleaded guilty to entering the 289 ...
  • Pacifica Shipping confirms it is introducing a second vessel onto its New Zealand coastal shipping service, which is expected to be operational mid-September this year. The vessel will add 1,300TEU extra capacity every week and will complement the ...
  • Napier Port's new 6 Wharf will officially open for business next month after passing its first test over the weekend – the safe berthing of a 290m container ship. The CMA CGM Marlin was piloted into Napier Port on Saturday morning as part of the ...
  • Maersk is launching a new dedicated New Zealand coastal service – “Maersk Coastal Connect”, to enable a more resilient New Zealand supply chain and improve vessel schedule reliability. The first of its kind for Maersk in its 25 years of operational ...
  • Shell is running its $23 billion Prelude floating LNG plant with critical positions filled by crew who are not fully qualified, and more than 200 safety alarms out of action, ahead of industrial action due to start on Friday. Gas exports recommenced ...
  • The Ports of Auckland in New Zealand has welcomed a new member to its maritime family. A bright green, electric tugboat named SPARKY recently arrived in Auckland as “the world’s first full-sized ship-handling electric tug.” By delivering the same ...
  • The new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal was designed to accommodate some of the largest cruise ships in the world 
Queensland has joined the global cruise revival with today’s visit by P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer, the first cruise ship ...
  • THE AUSTRALIAN Transport Safety Bureau has released a preliminary report into the breakaway and grounding of CSC FRIENDSHIP in Port of Brisbane earlier this year. The Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker had been berthed at the Ampol Products Wharf in late ...
  • Australia’s Hart Marine commenced life as a builder of very exotic, light and fast FRP racing yachts. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, as owner Mal Hart’s father was a marine pilot and harbour master, the company evolved into building pilot and ...
  • The New Zealand government has committed $30 million of funding for coastal shipping through the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) to improve domestic shipping services, reduce emissions, improve efficiency and upgrade maritime ...
  • TasPorts is suing the owners of the cement carrier ship that smashed into two tugboats in Tasmania's north-west The cement carrier Goliath smashed into two stationary tugboats in January in the Mersey River at the port of Devonport, causing ...
  • Austal Australia is teaming with local defence industry leaders BMT and Raytheon Australia to deliver the new Australian Independent Littoral Manoeuvre Vessel, or ILMV, for the Australian Army. Based on a proven design and carefully tailored for ...
  • MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) equipment for a new LNG-fueled vessel German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (FSG) is building for Australian operator SeaRoad. In September 2021, FSG ...
  • Work has started on the first stage of the $51 million Nelson Point Tug Haven project at the Port of Port Hedland, providing robust infrastructure in the port. Austral Construction, who was awarded the $29 million contract in 2021, have commenced ...
  • SUNKEN TasPorts tugs York Cove and Campbell Cove are being prepared to be lifted from the Mersey River in Port of Devonport. United Salvage has been working to remove the wreckages after cement carrier Goliath collided with the two berthed tugs in ...
  • On March 2, loaded with 905 TEUs, the vessel “Gold Star BRIGHT” departed from COSCO SHIPPING Ports' Dalian Container Terminal to Australia, a member country of RCEP, marking the launch of the first container shipping service route by Dalian ...
  • The following was received from our colleague at AMPI regarding the mentoring program. CMMA Australia is a member of IFSMA. The Australian Maritime Mentoring Program is an exciting new joint initiative between the Australasian Marine Pilots ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...