Big crowd expected at Maritime Day event

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean.
Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean.

ROYAL Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean will be a star attraction at the Fremantle Ports’ Maritime Day on Saturday.

The Collins class submarine will tie up at Victoria Quay, along with a number of other vessels.

Maritime Day is Fremantle Ports’ major annual public event, attracting more than 15,000 people down to Victoria Quay.

The free family-oriented event features displays both on the quay and inside B Shed, the chance to board a tug, Fremantle Ports’ emergency vessel, on-water displays and other exhibitions.

“Maritime Day is a fabulous chance to get down to the harbour, soak up the sunshine and be part of the excitement,” Fremantle Ports’ corporate and community relations manager Neil Stanbury said.

“This year, there will be free harbour boat tours provided by All Boats WA throughout the day, so people can get on the water and see the working Inner Harbour, up close.

“We’ll also be unveiling the major travelling exhibition, ‘Container’, housed inside six specially-constructed sea containers – each telling part of the story of the global containerisation industry.”