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Freo Today. 22 January 2022. The year is already running away from us. Nearly One Day. Soon Christmas. But the ships keep on arriving in Freo as regular as always. The Gudali Express arrived this afternoon under the watchful eye of Fremantle Shipping News’ Jean Hudson, who took this super snap. Not many livestock carriers have the fetching lines of this one. In from Panjang, Indonesia.

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Shark! Sound the Port Beach Siren

So, a shark sighting, a helicopter overhead, and the new siren at Port Beach. All in action this morning. * Images by Jean Hudson ** BTW don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to receive your free copy of The Weekly Edition of the Shipping News each Friday (except during the Christmas season.)

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