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Tag: Maritime

Helena’s sailing through Newy’s maritime course

From Greenpeace web manager to merchant ship chief mate, a Newcastle TAFE student is sailing through her maritime studies.

Weekend memorial service will honour our seafarers

A Newcastle Merchant Navy Memorial will take place at The Mission to Seafarers in Wickham on Saturday. The event is expected to attract much interest due to the strong connection to wartime vessels...

Boaters issued fines after statewide blitz

Boaters are being reminded to wear life-jackets and check their registration papers after a weekend blitz resulted in 57 fines. The results come at the completion of NSW Maritime’s statewide waterway safety blitz,...

Macquarie Pier to receive a $3 million facelift

Two centuries after its first foundation stone was laid, Newcastle’s iconic Macquarie Pier and harbourside walkway are set for a $3 million facelift. The upgrades, including a widened pathway, improved seating, maritime-style fencing...

Remembering the Sygna

On this day nearly half a century ago, Newcastle made waves around the world when the Norwegian bulk carrier MV Sygna ran aground at Stockton Beach. The date was 26 May, 1974, and...
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