Wednesday 16th October from Jakarta
DEPARTURE Thursday 17th October for Adelaide
Fremantle’s cruise ship season starts Sunday in Shipping News
The City of Fremantle says the City’s Visitor Centre is prepped and ready to welcome the first ship of the…
If warming exceeds 2°C, Antarctica’s melting ice sheets could raise seas 20 metres in coming centuries in Life, Law & Culture
We know that our planet has experienced warmer periods in the past, during the Pliocene geological epoch around three million…
Explainer: how weather can trigger dangerous tsunamis in Shipping News
At around 10pm on Sunday 17 August 2014, the container ship AAL Fremantle was being unloaded after arriving in Western…

Five ways the shipping industry can reduce its carbon emissions

A shipping industry summit is looking into how it can reduce its share of global greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. But a lack of low carbon technologies is not the problem. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC) in London started off by being a promising, yet contentious gathering, as the industry desperately tried to agree a strategy for reducing emissions. The sector has responded to this challenge with differing levels of enthusiasm. The Marshall Islands called for a 100% cut in emissions by 2035, a…
“Life’s a Dog Beach” – Photographic Exhibition by Neil Wallace in Beaches
Neil Wallace speaks of his two year project of recording the daily life of canines and their owners on South…
Seen In the streets in Seen in Freo
Who says nothing ever happens in the quiet streets of Freo? We have water works everywhere!
Seen in and around the port and old Freo today in Seen in Freo
Seen In and around the Port and Old Freo today.
Interview with Madelaine Dickie in Fremantle People
Madelaine Dickie may not be a household name yet, but we have little doubt this young Australian author, published by…
The UK Supreme Court ruling on suspending parliament is a warning for Australian politicians in Life, Law & Culture
The UK court decision against Boris Johnson's move to prorogue, or suspend, parliament could set an important precedent for Australian governments that try to do the same thing.
The ban on live sheep exports has just been lifted.
The ban on live sheep exports has just been lifted. Here’s what’s changed in Life, Law & Culture
Independent observers will be on board the ships exporting live sheep to keep an eye on animal welfare.

Castaways on Again!

The Rockingham Beach Foreshore is set to be transformed during the return of the City of Rockingham’s Castaways Sculpture Awards, running from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 3 November 2019. The 11th Castaways returns bigger and better than ever following the completion of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project, with the non-acquisitive Alcoa Major Award doubled to $10,000 and a new Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition also set to be held simultaneously at the Rockingham Arts Centre. A two day Foreshore Celebration celebrating the newly revitalised foreshore precinct will also take place during the opening weekend of the exhibition. A…
From Little Things Big Things Grow – A Citizen Initiative in Architecture + Urban Design
Paula Amaral and Audrey Bolger, two Arts Centre Precinct residents in the City Ward of the City of Fremantle, are…
Interview with Jennifer Jackson in Fremantle People
Jennifer Jackson set up Paper Bird in the Moore’s Building at 46 Henry Street, Fremantle - right next to the Moore & Moore Cafe and Contemporary Art Gallery, coming up 4 years ago.
Sheep Ships Shoot Off in Shipping News
The live sheep trade is live again after a hiatus. Freo is the local Australian port of departure. Here are our shots of the Al Messilah and the Brahman Express (partly obscured by the Vacamonte tanker/refueller) livestock carriers in port this morning.

Big Clean Up At Bathers Beach

The Sea Shepherd people were kindly at it again on Sunday, collecting stuff you wouldn’t believe - or maybe you would - at Bathers Beach which had been dropped, chucked and otherwise left to float off boats and drift to shore without thought. Have a look at these pictures. The things one worries about most are the single use plastic products that fill the seas and waterways of the world, like soft drink bottles. Well done Sea Shepherd and all your helpers!

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