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CAMM 2017 Joint IFSMA-CAMM Conference in Baltimore, MD

Protecting and Informing Ship Masters in the 21st Century

April 17-21, 2017 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
Registration, schedule of events and sponsorship information now on this website at 2017 CAMM-IFSMA


Did you know?
If you are a active seagoing Master and a member of CAMM, you are automatically a member of the International Federation of Ship Masters Association (IFSMA). CAMM pays your membership dues. This entitles you to contact IFSMA for support if needed. It is also your voice at IMO. Since 1975 IFSMA has had Consultative Status at IMO as a non-governmental organization (NGO). This allows IFSMA to represent the views and protect the interests of seagoing Shipmasters. Check out the link to IFSMA on this website for more information.

This year IFSMA's Annual General Assembly will be held at the Maritime Conference Center at MITAGS. If you are an active CAMM shipmaster, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to attend an IFSMA meeting. For details and to register click on 2017 CAMM-IFSMA

Sidelights February 2017 issue is out now!

View from the Bridge
President Captain Jeff Cowan - Mariners face a rigorous process to maintain their required certifications and licenses.

    In the Council

  • NOLA Chapter keeps close watch on the EL FARO hearings.
  • CAMM's Website to be updated.
  • Chaplain's Column: Father Oubre - Remembering Mariners lost in WWII.


  • Autonomous Ships?
  • X-Deputy MARAD Administrator takes on new role.
  • Peter, the Odyssey of a Merchant Mariner - The last installment.
  • CAMM Champions Safety Issues in 1947.
  • First Ice Breaking LNG.
  • Polar Code is the law.
  • and more!

Download the February 2017 Issue now. (PDF format, 5.47 MB - low res)

Video coverage of the 2016 Professional Development Conference and Lalonde Spirit of the Seas Award Recipient Captain John A.C. Cartner, Ph.D., has been posted online at Maritime TV logo