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TWICE THE FREO BEAUTY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2017

 

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Another brilliant weekend in Fremantle after a week of heavy rain.

I took these photos of the Maritime Museum at midday today.

How can one not love Freo hey!!!

Roel Loopers

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MARITIME MUSEUM REFLECTIONS

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 4, 2017

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There are so many visual aspects to the Fremantle Maritime Museum that it pulls me back a few times a year to discover new angles to take photos from.

I have photographed the modern museum at the port during stunning sunsets and at sunrise during heavy fog, in rain and shine.

Yesterday I shot some reflections.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE D-SHED SPY STATION?

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on March 25, 2017

 

Beautiful early light made an interesting photo of the Fremantle Port D-Shed and parts of a Chinese ship at berth behind it this morning.

Roel Loopers

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CONTAINERS GALORE AT FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on March 16, 2017

 

The arrival yesterday afternoon of the container ship Carl Schulte in Fremantle Port was pretty impressive. The vessel was packed full loaded with containers stacked eight high.

The Carl Schulte is 255 metres long and 37.3 metres wide and has a container capacity of 14t(TEU).

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREMANTLE SHIPPING NEWS MAGAZINE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, lifestyle, maritime by freoview on March 12, 2017

 

Check out the new on-line FREMANTLE SHIPPING NEWS magazine: http://fremantleshippingnews.com.au. I think it is very good and a great addition to local Freo media.

It’s not just about the port and maritime issues but about Fremantle lifestyle, food, heritage, architecture, art, etc.

FSN aims to be an online magazine about today’s Fremantle, with content and imagery provided, as much as possible, by interested locals.

The idea for the magazine was born out of daily drives past Fremantle Port and admiring and wondering about the activity of the coming and going ships.

The magazine is run by Fremantle local Michael Barker with assistance from local designers Superminimal, a number of Freo volunteer writers and photographers.

They welcome contact from anyone who would like to contribute to the magazine.

They have a subscribe button at the bottom of the webpage. Subscibers will receive an email notifying them of new articles.

FSH also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fremantleshippingnews/ which will promote new content and an instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fremantleshippingnews/ which will feature shipping and ‘Seen in Freo’ images.

ITALIAN FRIGATE VISITS FREO

Posted in fremantle ports, maritime, navy by freoview on January 25, 2017

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The Italian naval frigate Carabiniere entered Fremantle Port this morning and will be open to the public tomorrow on Australia Day from 10-12am and from 2-4 pm.

Go say buongiorno!

Roel Loopers

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CANTONMENT HILL NEW SEA RESCUE HOME

Posted in boating, fremantle, maritime by freoview on January 18, 2017

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Fremantle architect and Sea Rescue volunteer Mark Zuvela kindly showed me around the new HQ of the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue organisation in the old Signal Station at Cantonment Hill this morning. The new HQ was officially opened on November 26 last year.

The Signal Station was built in 1956 and designed by Hobbs, Winning and Leighton architects, the same architects who designed the Fremantle Ports building. The communication tower on top of the Signal Station is identical to the one on top of the Port building

Fremantle Sea Rescue has over 100 active volunteers who assist and rescue over 750 boats a year. Two third of them are sea rescues, the other third river assists. It is the busiest sea rescue organisation in Australia. To put that in perspective, the Sydney Harbour Water Police does around 300 rescues a year.

Sea Rescue started in Fremantle in 1969 and nowadays does 30,000 radio transmissions a year. Licensed and certified volunteers are on duty 24 hours a day. Sea Rescue has 4 rescue vessels and 2 jet skis.

The new HQ at the Signal Station is state of the art with latest internet and satellite technology. The height of the communication tower means it now has 50 per cent more coverage and no more black spots along the Swan and Canning rivers.

Fremantle Sea Rescue covers the Indian Ocean from the old South Fremantle Power Station to City Beach and well beyond Rottnest Island, and the Swan and Canning rivers.

Thanks to donations, sponsorships and volunteers the costs of setting up at Cantonment Hill were reduced from $ 200,000 to just $ 60,000, so thank you to everyone for their generosity!

The views from Cantonment Hill over Fremantle and the port are magnificent so wander up there some time to see it for yourself.

Roel Loopers

THE BEAUTY OF FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, maritime, photography by freoview on November 24, 2016

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I wandered around Fremantle with Midge and Robin yesterday afternoon so that Midge could get used to her new camera before travelling to Canada and got these two nice shots of a Nankin Herron and the sunset at the Maritime Museum.

Roel Loopers

IMPRESSIONS OF FREMANTLE MARITIME DAY

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on November 13, 2016

 

It was rather quiet at midday on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay yesterday where the annual Maritime Day was held by Fremantle Ports, so I hope more people turned up during the afternoon.

Here some impressions of the day.

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FREO MARITIME DAY TODAY!

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on November 12, 2016

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Don’t worry about staying at home as the Aussie cricketers will get slaughtered by South Africa, so head out to Fremantle Victoria Quay and the Maritime Day instead and get some salty sea air and sunshine.

There are boat rides in the harbour, music, displays, a fancy dress competition for kids and other activities and there is food available from Kazoomies, the E Shed Markets and the Rottnest Express cafe.

Maritime Day is always a fun day and the harbour sailing racing will be on from 1 pm as well, so get a close-up look of that.

Roel Loopers

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