Fremantle Ports Maritime Day 2017

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Maritime Day 2017

Fremantle Ports Maritime Day 2017

10am – 4pm Saturday 4 November 2017

Victoria Quay, Fremantle Port

Suitable for all ages, free entry

Lots of ships and vessels to tour

Have you ever wondered how ships refuel? Then tour bunkering vessel Vacamonte at this year’s Maritime Day. There will be action throughout the western end of Victoria Quay, inside historic B Shed and on the water. It will be a fun-filled day for all ages, with an emphasis on information about the port, the maritime industry and maritime careers.

Ships and vessels

  • Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Waller
  • Vacamonte bunkering (ship refuelling) vessel
  • 4 tugs from TAMS Group and Svitzer
  • Fremantle Ports’ emergency response boat
  • Harbour rides on South Metropolitan TAFE vessel
  • Sail Training Ship Leeuwin

Free activities for children

  • Maritime dress-up competition: Dress up in anything nautical or marine like a pirate, mermaid, fish or sailor.
  • Face painting
  • Craft with artist Angela Rossen
  • Sea creature digital animation activity, WA Maritime Museum

Inside B Shed

  • Fremantle Ports’ Modern Working Port photographic display
  • 40 information booths in historic B Shed packed full of maritime-related exhibitions

Outdoor displays

  • Navy exhibits: Clearance dive team, engineering, knot tying, weapons and quad bike, health, Defence Force Recruiting, survival equipment, submarine escape and rescue centre, naval cadets
  • Australian Border Force: 640 Vessel, Forward Command Post truck, detained goods display, detector dogs
  • Rolls-Royce underwater thruster
  • Austal Ships
  • Australian Model Ship Society
  • Fashion shows by Metro Modelling Academy and Comet Bay College
  • Vintage cars and hotrods
  • Vintage boats, A Shed
  • Jayde Transport prime movers and trailers
  • MSC container and Patrick Terminals
  • Inflatable rigid boat, surf club helicopter, board and tube rescue demonstration
  • Coogee Surf Club surf boat and jet ski, and sausage sizzle
  • Vintage diving equipment
  • Oil spill safety equipment
  • Department of Transport marine safety
  • ShoreTension hydraulic mooring system

See and do

  • Leeuwin Ocean Adventure vs the Royal Australian Navy Cook-off
  • Win a laptop competition, Logistics Council Exhibition
  • Mike Lefroy’s free walking tours around Victoria Quay
  • Art Collective – Fremantle Art Movement, artists in residence
  • Gold coin donation entry, WA Maritime Museum
  • Pirate Radio outdoor broadcast
  • Entertainment on Victoria Quay and in B Shed featuring a number of schools
  • Fremantle Harbour Classic yacht race presented by the Fremantle Sailing Club from 1pm
  • Various marching bands, including Ocean Reef Primary School Drumming Corps, Australian Navy Cadets, Fremantle Sailing Club Pipes and Drums


If you are interested in your business, organisation or school/education institution taking part in Fremantle Ports Maritime Day, contact Jane Edwards, Fremantle Ports on 08 9430 3373 or 0417 918 727 or

See photos of last year’s event here.

See the Maritime Day facebook page.

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