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When, if ever, will you be able to cruise again?
Over a year ago, we here at the Shipping News made some bold predictions about the future of the cruise…
Maritime Movements – The Indomitable, McArthur, Pressure Drop!
Driving toward the Queen Victoria Street intersection down James Street, the massive white bulk of a RO-RO filled the background.…
Reflections Of A BO – Arriving In Australia
It is a very difficult, almost impossible activity for those of us born in this lucky country to imagine and…
Fire On Sinking MV X-Press Pearl Off Colombo
When you see the photographs of what was, until the last few days, a perfectly intact vessel, you wonder what…
Yet Another Adventure – A BI (AUS) Takes On Navy (US)
After a time it was no longer the Swinging 60s, and one day I found myself as the Boarding Inspector…
FREMANTLE TO EXMOUTH OCEAN RACE & RALLY – The Start
Hello Freo people. The Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally got underway from Fremantle Sailing Club today. Here’s a…
New High-Powered CEO Appointed To Head Fremantle Ports
Fremantle Ports today announced Michael Parker as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Parker was formerly Business Unit President and…
Another Adventure for a BO in the Swinging 60s – A Woman on the Wharf
Customs and Excise had always been a male domain. Except for the typing pool that is. In the 60s, there…
Even More Adventures of a BO in the Swinging 60s – The Life of a Wharf EO
As well as being a Customs BO - a Boarding Officer - sometimes I was a wharf EO - a…

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