Fremantle Ports Maritime Day expo Saturday 8 November 2014 at Victoria Quay 10am - 4pm
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 program is full of interest with water-based and harbourside attractions including:
Australian and New Zealand naval ships on show
opportunities to go aboard a Svitzer tug
Fremantle Harbour boat rides
maritime displays and careers information in and around Victoria Quay’s historic B Shed
extensive photographic display on port wartime themes
Inner Harbour Classic Yacht Race in the harbour
bands and other entertainment
annual Navy versus Fremantle Ports cook off
E Shed Markets and B Shed Café open
Maritime Museum open for gold coin entry.
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).
Food stalls from the Victoria Quay Night Markets
(starting on Wednesday 12 November) will have delicious food for sale throughout the day. To find out more about the Carnivale-themed offerings, go here
Maritime Day is sponsored by Fremantle Ports, the Company of Master Mariners of Australia, the Royal Australian Navy, Svitzer, the Department of Transport Marine Safety, TAMS Group, Fremantle Pilots and Rydges' Esplanade Hotel Fremantle.