Offshore & Specialist Ships Australia


OSSA at the Mission to Seafarers Vic. 9th Dec. 1800

OSSA Event at the MtoS on the 9th December 2021

Suggest kickoff at 1800 hours.

OSSA members,Partners & Friends all welcome.

Drinks at discounted bar prices & snacks available at the bar.

We ask for Attendees to confirm by no later than the 2nd December.

Double Jab Compliance required at the MtoS.

We will also try to set up a live broadcast of OSSA Bar on line at the event as well.

RSVP to:

Reginald McNee


McNee Marine Pty Ltd 

P: +61 434 242 013 





Where:            The Missions to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne

When:             Friday 3rd September 2021

Time:               7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Cost:                $40 per person including welcome drink and finger food. Drinks at discounted bar prices.

Dress:              Smart casual

RSVP:              By Friday 27th Aug 2021 to email: and then confirm your attendance by prompt payment.                      

Payment:        See details below

RIVER YARRA CRUISE   (Family members very welcome)

Where:            Board River Cruise Vessel “Yarra Queen” at  Berth 2 Southbank Promenade  (see Map below).


When:             Saturday 4th Sept 2021

Time:               11.00 am to 2.00 pm Arrive no later than 10.30 am for boarding.

Cost:                $70.00 per head including drinks and finger food.

Dress:              Suitable for the weather on the day

RSVP:              By Friday 27th Aug 2021 to email: and then confirm your attendance by prompt payment.

Payment for one or both events:

Electronic Funds Transfer to Bendigo Bank

                        Account Name: Offshore & Specialist Ships Australia Ltd

BSB: 633 000   Account Number: 166 750 786

                        Description Identification: ANCK + your First Initial + Surname.

The Mission to Seafarers is a ten minute walk from Southern Cross Station which is served by a Skybus to Tullamarine Airport. There are numerous hotels and apartments in the area.

If you would like to join Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia visit

We look forward to welcoming you to the Reunion and Yarra River Cruise


Note: In the event of a Government enforced Covid 19 Lockdown, Melbourne River Cruises

would offer to reschedule the event within 12 months or alternatively process a full refund.



















Boarding for “River Queen” Cruise will be at Berth 2 Southbank Promenade

on Saturday 4th Sept 21 at 10.30 am for 11.00 am departure returning at 2.00pm

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located

in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.


The Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia museum collection, including ship models, artwork, photographs and memorabilia are located within the Mission to Seafarers – Victoria building at:

Due to Covid-19 Exhibtion is closed until restrictions are lifted.



717 Flinders Street,


Victoria 3008.

The Mission to Seafarers opening hours are:

Daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm



Past Events:

“Specialist Ships made Australia – How?”

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

Docklands, Victoria 3008.

When: 6th to 28th November 2019.

Monday to Fridays 8am to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm



OSSA is very pleased to have two major supporters for our forthcoming Exhibition at the Docklands Library:

Sinwa Australia Pty Ltd will be well known to most of our members having been involved with supplying goods & services to the Offshore industry for many years. 

FIIG Securities Limited are fixed income experts with offices in the major Australian cities. 

OSSA is very thankful to both organisations for their generous support. More information can be found about both companies on their respective website.




Where: The Dock Gallery


107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

Docklands, Victoria 3008.

When: 6th to 28th November 2019.

Monday to Fridays 8am to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm











OSSA in conjunction with the Be-Connected Program are holding an information session and Free BBQ at the:

Mission to Seafarers Victoria.


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Where: The Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

717 Flinders St Docklands 3008 Melbourne in the Courtyard.

11:30 17th October 2019.




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You don’t need to be a seafarer to enjoy the facilities at the Mission to Seafarers.

For just $1 per week ($52 p/a) your membership helps the Mission provide services
to those who work at sea.

Membership benefits include:

  • Discount on alcohol at the Mission to Seafarers Bar
  • A guest ticket to the Opening Evening of the ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition
  • Free use of the BBQ in the Spanish style courtyard
  • Invitation to the annual Seafarers Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in October
  • Printed Copy of Ship to Shore magazine
  • Enjoy regular members promotions, discounts and events
  • Members receive a 10% discount when booking private and corporate functions including:
    • Norla Dome or Celia Little Room for private dinners, parties and corporate seminars;
    • The St Peter the Mariner Chapel for weddings and other ceremonies;
    • Exclusive use of the Spanish-style courtyard to celebrate any occasion with friends, family or colleagues

For further information regarding membership or for a corporate membership please email us.





Port Albert Maritime Museum Exhibition Jan to March 2019.





On Monday 21stJanuary Members Reg McNee, Leigh Webster and Steve Street travelled down to Port Albert to the Maritime Museum there with some of OSSA’s artefacts to install a pop-up exhibition which will be on display for a few months. 

The Museum is situated in the old Bank building in the Main St of Port Albert. The latest news is that the exhibition is being well received. Steve will be monitoring this as he will be in the vicinity regularly.

We also thoroughly recommend a visit if you are going to be in the area or are looking at having a day out in the near future. Google Port Albert for all the facilities available in the region.

We will of course publish some text and lots of photos of this pop-up in our next edition of the Newsletter ‘OSSA Link’ due in mid-March.

Saturday 28th 2018 July onward in the Billiard room Missions To Seafarers Victoria.

An exhibition of ship models, artwork presented by Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia.

Specialist Ships and the Seafarers that crew them have been (and still are) a very valuable asset to Australia. They have helped in the exploration, development and management of the wealth of offshore resources around the coast of Australia.

Australia’s offshore oil and gas has been a spectacular success since it started in Bass Strait over 50 years ago with Esso-BHP, Shell, Woodside and others. This gave birth to a new maritime industry that in turn provided work to a whole new generation of Seafarers.

Offshore & Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA) was formed late 2017 to preserve and publicly display and educate the history and memorabilia associated with the Offshore Oil & Gas industry and other Specialised Ships that have been operated from Australia. In co-operation with the Mission to Seafarers the memorabilia and ships models will be publicly displayed.

View the opening address from OSSA Director Ross Brewer

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