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FREO PUB DEATH NO BIG DEAL?

Posted in alcohol, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 16, 2017

 

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We live in strange times, where respect for fellow humans and property are often just a second thought, if at all.

I was quite surprised to see it is business as usual at the Fremantle Sail&Anchor pub this Sunday, after a young man fell from their balcony last evening at 8.30 and died in Fiona Stanley Hospital last night.

I am not blaming anyone for the accident, but I wonder why the Sail&Anchor does not show more respect for the dead man and his family by closing the pub for a day.

 

Roel Loopers

 

MAN FALLS FROM SAIL&ANCHOR BALCONY

Posted in accidents, alcohol, city of fremantle, drinking, Uncategorized by freoview on July 16, 2017

 

A West Perth man died in hospital last night after falling from a balcony at the Fremantle Sail&Anchor pub.

He fell through the plastic weather protection that surrounds the first floor verandah to the ground of South Terrace around 8.30 pm.

People who were out and about in Fremantle last night were shocked that the Sail&Anchor remained open after the accident. Many believed it should have closed after the incident.

 

Roel Loopers

WEST END CAR ACCIDENT

Posted in accidents, cars, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2017

 

 

A lot of people like the modern creative new Mediterranean Shipping Company building in Fremantle’s Cliff Street, but this motorist clearly went for a too close-up look of the Slavin Architects designed building this Thursday morning.

St John’s ambulance and the fire brigade attended the scene.

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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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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