Friday 19th January @ 1310 hrs from Port Adelaide
DEPARTURE Saturday 20th January @ 1600 hrs for Singapore
VESSEL DETAILS Container ship
Freo Gig Guide in Gig Guide
The optimal Freo Gig Guide has arrived here on FSN. We have our eyes on the edges, our ears to the ground and our network buzzing to bring you the latest gig news each week.
10 great things to do in Fremantle this week in Life, Law & Culture
We've rounded up the very best things happening in Fremantle this week.
Cruise Ships Come to Town in Shipping News
The harbour has been a particularly lively scene today with three cruise ships in together at Victoria Quay.

The Escape of the Military Fenians from Fremantle Prison: the warders’ perspective

The Fenians were members of a secret, or semi-secret, society dedicated to the end of British rule over Ireland. They recruited, amongst others, Irish soldiers serving in the British Army, even though mutiny was punishable by death. Nevertheless, considerable numbers of soldiers, some estimates go as high as 15 000, some in crack regiments, had taken this risk. The last of the convict transports, the Hougoumont, which arrived in Fremantle in 1868. included, among 280 convicts, 72 Fenians transported for their part in the unsuccessful uprising of 1867. Seventeen of them were former soldiers from the British army, the so-called…
Seen with the Descendants in Seen in Freo
FSN loved taking part in the Commemoration Ceremony and Walk of the Descendants to Fremantle Prison on Wednesday 10 January, as part of the Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival, to mark the 150 year anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia
Seen at the Festival launch in Seen in Freo
FSN loved being invited to the launch of the ‘Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival’ held at Kidogo. A little taste before a bumper ‘Seen’ of photos from Festival events next week. Pour your Guinness and stay tuned...
NEWS FLASH! Hougoumont Day Descends! in Life, Law & Culture
On 10 January 1868 - exactly 150 years ago tomorrow - those on board the Hougoumont, which had sailed into Fremantle from Portsmouth, England, today 150 years ago, disembarked. Imagine the ship sailing into the harbour today, replete with 108 passengers and 279 convicts including 62 Fenian political prisoners.
Ship Ahoy! AAL Fremantle in Shipping News
It seems fitting to have AAL Fremantle as our first Ship Ahoy for 2018.

Ye olde phrases that would be better in the workplace

Clearly we need to enter 2018 with a fresh set of expressions for the workplace. Now, I could suggest some spanking-new ones, but lexical novelty comes with risks — besides, we’re all a bit weary of innovation in the workplace. So in the spirit of recycling, I suggest we recruit golden oldies to inject energy into modern managerial jargon, some linguistic gems from the past that deserve a second go. Reaching out with saucy oars Linguistic bugbears are always in the eye of beholder, but singing from the same hymn sheet seems to get up most noses. Old nautical jargon…
The Voyage of The Hougoumont – Entry 6 in Life, Law & Culture
Shipping News readers have the opportunity to journey with the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia which arrived in Fremantle on 10 January 1868.
Interview with Gillian O’Shaughnessy in Fremantle People
Gillian O'Shaughnessy is a real Fremantle person. Since arriving from Bunbury with her sister and mother 42 years ago, she…
The Voyage of The Hougoumont – Entry 5 in Life, Law & Culture
Shipping News readers have the opportunity to journey with the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia which arrived in Fremantle on 10 January 1868.

Ship Ahoy! Shirase

The Japanese icebreaker Shirase was completed in May 2009 and made her maiden voyage in November 2009 to support the then 51st Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition. She is designed to operate a continuous icebreaking capability of 1.5m thick ice at 3 knots and 22 MW. To reduce snow resistance a water flushing system of 260 m3/min is equipped at the bow. She is as strong as she appears. During her first voyage she encountered one the most severe ice conditions of the past 50 years. With the ice thickness of multi-year ice being more than 4 metres and covered with compacted…

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