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GRAIN TRUCK OVERTURNS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2017

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A large 12-wheel grain truck overturned this morning in Fremantle on its way to Fremantle Port at the notorious intersection of High Street and Stirling Hiwhway.

Traffic was diverted for many hours as two big tow trucks tried to get the grain vehicle back on its wheels.

The intersection has been overdue for an upgrade and State Government has held community sessions, but nothing has been done to improve the intersection, and that needs to be done with priority now by the new Labor government which stopped the Perth Freight Link.

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HAVE A GOOD FREO HAIR DAY!

Posted in charity, community, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2017

THIS DESERVES SUPPORT FREO, SO GET A HAIRCUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
On Sunday 21st of May, 10am-4pm us girls at Salon Express in Fremantle will be offering $10.00 haircuts for ladies and gentlemen.

The proceeds of the day will be going to a dear friend Tara, she was involved in a horrible accident and is currently stuck in a Thailand hospital.

So come down get a hair cut or even just pop a donation in towards her. Every little bit counts and is much appreciated by us and her family.

If you could please just share this post that would also be great, Thankyou xx

SALON EXPRESS is at 128 High Street just east of Kings Square at the roundabout with Queen Street.

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BOAT STRANDED IN FREMANTLE CITY CENTRE

Posted in accidents, boating, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2017

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It is not often one sees a boat stranded in the middle of a city but that is what happened to the unfortunate driver of SeaWest 1 this morning when he lost his boat off the back of  his trailer outside Fremantle Oval on Parry Street.

The driver told me the brakes that hold the boat on the trailer had failed and he was now waiting for a crane to lift it back on.

Bad luck on a Monday morning.

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NASTY CAR CRASH AT LEFROY AND HAMPTON

Posted in accidents, cars, fremantle, TRAFFIC, western australia by freoview on July 19, 2016

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A nasty crash occurred at the corner of Hampton and Lefroy Road in South Fremantle just before 2.30 this afternoon. One car ending up against the facade of the Tippy’s Pizzeria.

Police and ambulance attended so we’ll no doubt hear more about it.

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FREMANTLE PORTS NOT PREPARED FOR BAD WEATHER

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, western australia by freoview on May 6, 2016

A report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found that Fremantle Ports did not have adequate assessment procedures in place to deal with adverse weather conditions that could likely be expected to occur.

The report came after an investigation into the August 17, 2014 accident when two ships broke their moorings in a severe thunderstorm, with one hitting the old railway bridge.

The 190-metre-long RoRo vehicle vessel Grand Pioneer and the 140-metre-long cargo ship AAL Fremantle came lose and the AAL Fremantle hit the bridge and the fuel tanker Parmelia 1.

The report said it was likely that ramp of the RoRo vessel had hit the bollard to which the stern lines were attached and it ripped off.

Additional safety measures and fenders have since been placed around the railway and traffic bridges to prevent vessels hitting them.

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NOT SUCH PLAIN SAILING

Posted in fremantle, sailing by freoview on August 31, 2015

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It has not been plain sailing for the owner of this small boat which broke its anchor rope and is now on the sand at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach just below the historic Roundhouse.

Let’s hope he can find a few mates to pull him off as the weather forecast is for lightning and storms this afternoon, so not brilliant to leave the boat there for too long.

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ROCKFALL CRUSHES CAR AT FREO’S ARTHUR HEAD

Posted in art, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 9, 2015

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What appears to be a major rockfall has crushed a car at Fremantle’s historic Arthur Head, but on closer inspection it turns out to be the very first installation artwork by renowned Darlington artist Anthony Muia, titled CRUSH.

It is one of 70 works being installed this week for the SCULPTURE@BATHERS that will showcase Western Australian artists from March 14 to March 29.

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STRANDED GARONNE NOW IN PORT

Posted in fremantle, maritime by freoview on March 2, 2015

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The Maersk Garonne container ship that got stuck on a sandbar just off the Fremantle South Mole a few days ago is now in port. Marks on the ship show where the tugs pushed is, and they succeeded to free the 290-metre-long ship after three hours.

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A BENCHMARK FOR UNDA MAINTENANCE

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university by freoview on March 2, 2015

Circumstance is a very strange thing, as this morning proved yet again. I was asked to do an interview about migration to Australia by ten-year-old Remedy for a Lance Holt school assignment. Mum Natalie and Remy wanted to meet me at Lenny the Ox cafe but there was a queue outside so I suggested the Moore&Moore, but that too was packed. So what about that cosy little area in front of the Notre Dame University bookshop on the corner of Croke Lane and Henry Street that’s got nice big wooden benches under a tree. Fine.

The interview went well and dad Michael joined us and sat next to his wife when suddenly the back of the bench gave way and they both landed backward on the ground, with Natalie heavily banging her head against a tree trunk. She’s got a HUGE bump and hopefully no concussion and is lucky not to have broken her neck. She was going to open her LUCE DEL SOL swimwear boutique on Wray Avenue today but I am not sure now if she can do that.

Basic maintenance in public open areas, especially with wooden furniture, should be something UNDA staff has to improve on, if today’s experience was anything to go by.

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STRANDED FREMANTLE CONTAINER SHIP AFLOAT AGAIN

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maersk garonne by freoview on February 28, 2015

It took four powerful tug boats and the ships engine to pull the MAERSK GARONNE container vessel off the sandbar just off the South Mole at Fremantle port.

The fifth tug that rushed to support was not needed and the Garonne headed off at 8.30 am out to Gage Roads, presumably waiting for high tide this afternoon and have a second try at berthing.

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