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FIRST CRUISE SHIP ARRIVES IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, cruiseship, fremantle ports, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2018

 

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The first cruise liner of the summer season arrived in Fremantle Port this morning. The Sea Princess started her circumnavigation of Australia in Sydney and will continue this evening north along the WA coast.

It is a shame that the new shade structure, promised by Premier Mark McGowan several months ago, has still not been installed, but the two huge shade umbrellas that used to be there were removed months ago, so no shade for the passengers.

Nice to see that Councillor Rachel Pemberton  has joined the Fremantle Visitors Guides. I saw her up at the Roundhouse, which I opened an hour earlier at 9.30am to accommodate all the international visitors. It was a lovely day in the sun.

Roel Loopers

MASSIVE CRANES CARRIER DEPARTS FREO PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, fremantle ports, maritime, stevedores, Uncategorized by freoview on September 26, 2018

 

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The Chinese vessel Zhen Hua 24 departed Fremantle Port at sunset on Tuesday evening, heading for Brisbane to deliver one of the massive 50metre-high container cranes there, as she had also done in Fremantle.

The cranes are for DP World operation around Australia and four of them were still onboard when the ship left, which made for a very impressive sight, and is one of the many reasons why I love the working Freo port.

Roel Loopers

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VISIT FREMANTLE’S HISTORIC MUSEUMS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle prison, history, maritime, museum, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018

 

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Not sure what to do on this longs weekend Monday or during the school holidays? Why not visit our great Fremantle museums!

The World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison conducts tours throughout the day, the display at the Shipwrecks Museum about the Dutch history of WA is fascinating, and at 1pm witnessing the cannon fire behind the Roundhouse is a booming experience.

And at the Maritime Museum is a very good exhibition about the French captains Baudain and Freycinet.

Roel Loopers

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CONTAINER CRANE SHIP DELAYS DEPARTURE

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, freight, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2018

 

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The Zhen Huan 24 was scheduled to leave Fremantle Port at 1.30pm on Friday, but it did not happen, although the mooring ropes had been released and two tug boats were waiting for over an hour.

I wanted to take a photo of the five huge 50-metre-high cranes onboard the ship dwarfing the green lighthouse on the South Mole, but unfortunately that did not eventuate, so I waited in vain for an hour and a half.

I took these two photos instead, the one with the railway station showing why a working port is such a unique attraction for our city.

Roel Loopers

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NEW CONTAINER CRANE FOR FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, freight, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2018

 

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I was not aware that the Chinese ship Zhen Hua 24 carrying five huge container cranes had entered Fremantle Port, so it was an amazing sight to see it at berth at North Quay this morning, where it offloaded one of the cranes.

The cranes are 50 metres high and weigh 1200 tonnes and are delivered at DP World stevedores in Australian ports, one of them Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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PAINTING THE PORT RED (and white)

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, painter, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2018

 

 

High up the cherrypicker this painter is painting Fremantle Port a bit red(and white).

Quite an impressive sight, and no doubt he has great views from up there as well. Just don’t spill the red paint as there are many cars parked below behind E Shed. ; >)

Roel Loopers

 

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HISTORIC FRENCH CONNECTIONS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, history, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2018

 

 

Anyone interested in history, especially maritime one, and the discovery of (Western) Australia should not mis the French Connection exhibition at the Fremantle Maritime Museum, that shows the adventures of Captains Baudin and Freycinet.

It is a well designed and very informative show with beautiful images and historic drawings and artefacts.

Roel Loopers

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LIVE SHEEP EXPORT RESUMES FROM FREMANTLE

Posted in animals, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, live trade, maritime, sheep, Uncategorized by freoview on September 16, 2018

 

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It appears that live sheep export is starting again from Fremantle. Two ships were being loaded at North Quay in Fremantle Port this Sunday morning.

Roel Loopers

NEW MAST FOR LOVELY LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, historic, leeuwin foundation, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2018

 

 

The tall ship STS Leeuwin is coming out of winter hibernation, with a new mast fitted on Wednesday afternoon.

The ship, at berth at B Shed in Fremantle Port, is a three-masted 1850s style barquetine. It is 55 metres long and 33 metres tall and has 16 sails. It was launched in 1986.

Book your Leeuwin Ocean Adventure for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY IT, FREO-SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, heritage, hospitality, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 1, 2018

 

 

A nice early morning start to have the traditional Saturday coffee catch up with my mate Henty. This morning it was at the Express Lane cafe in B Shed at the Rottnest Island ferry terminal on Victoria Quay, where I took these photos.

Spring is here and a pleasant Fathers Day forecast for tomorrow, so enjoy the weekend in Fremantle, as the rain will return next week.

Roel Loopers

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