Fremantle Ports Maritime Day 2014 promises to be the biggest ever with a number of ships and boats alongside at Victoria Quay, a huge range of displays from the Royal Australian Navy and the maritime industry, an historic photo display of the port during wartime and a yacht race in the harbour.
The annual expo celebrates the maritime industry and Fremantle Port, and features lots of displays about Maritime education and careers, children’s activities and musical entertainment for all ages.
This year’s displays from the Navy will include a ship, inflatable boat manoeuvring demonstrations, man overboard recovery and boarding party demonstrations, knot-tying lessons, quad bike display, dive kit demonstrations, explosive ordinance system truck and bomb disposal display, fire fighting demonstration, life-raft demonstrations, careers information, submarine display and face painting.
Fremantle Ports’ archivist is assembling a fascinating display of photos taken at the port when Australia was at war over the decades.
There will be lots of activity along the wharf and on the harbour with quay side Svitzer tug tours, free harbour rides and the Fremantle Harbour Classic Yacht race (from 1pm).
So bring the family for the free musical entertainment and sample fantastic food from the port vs Navy cook-off for a gold coin donation. A gold coin will also get you into the Maritime Museum on the day.
Maritime Day is sponsored by Fremantle Ports, the Company of Master Mariners of Australia, Svitzer, the Department of Transport Marine Safety, TAMS and Fremantle Pilots.