Maritime Day Fremantle

Photos by Deanna Shanahan @flotsamandjetsam6162

Saturday just gone, saw Fremantle Ports’ fabulous Maritime Day return to the Inner Harbour with more than 90 displays on the water, inside B Shed and across Victoria Quay.
Highlights included –

At Waterside

– The submarine HMAS Sheean alongside Victoria Quay
– Folks boarded tugs, dredges and emergency response vessels, including the Modi-R Hopper-Dredger, Svitzer Redhead or one of TAMS’ tugs, WAPOL’s Cygnet V to experience life on board a police vessel or Fremantle Sea Rescue’s R100 vessel
– Free harbour rides around the harbour on Antares StarAzimuth or Latitude courtesy of All Boats WA

On Victoria Quay

– Free rides on the children’s train sponsored by Intermodal Group, which ran around Victoria Quay all day
– Competitions with prizes such as tickets to sail aboard STS Leeuwin II, win a laptop and a host of other prizes
– Instagram Photo Contest: for photos posted to Instagram #maritimedayfreo for a $150 family meal at Roma Cucina
– Kids – dressed up like a mermaid, fish or pirate for the fancy dress parade, or hanging out with Jesse the Pirate and the mermaid performers
– Activities for kids with renowned Fremantle artist Angela Rossen
– The Royal Australian Navy – Clearance Dive Team 4, RAN School of Survivability and Ships Safety ( firefighting and safety equipment display), Naval Police Coxswains, Stirling Health Centre (ambulance, para guard and safety display), Jet Rhib, Knot Tying demo display, Submarine Recruiting Team, Gunnery Department, RAN Band WA Detachment performances, Survival Equipment (10-man life raft, maritime safety equipment display), Navy Chefs (career info, cupcake decorating), Navy Maritime Logistics, Defence Force Recruiting Perth (ADF Recruiting info, interactive display and vehicles) , Navy Community Engagement display (submersible from Maritime Museum Sydney), Australian Navy Cadets, TS Anzac Sailing, recruiting display

And more …

– Border Force protection dog
– Face painting
– Using a smartphone as a microscope to discover tiny sea creatures
– Visits to the WA Maritime Museum and the Museum submarine exhibit HMAS Ovens
– Historic and modern photography display
– Musical entertainment and more!
Also, the exhibition Container – the box that changed the world was on show free on Victoria Quay. The exhibition was extremely informative and was housed in six colourful 20-foot shipping containers peppered along Victoria Quay, from outside the WA Maritime Museum trailing down to E Shed Markets.
Our amazing chief photographer, Deanna Shanahan, was there to capture the day and tell the story. Look at these fab photos.