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Melbourne men face Abalone stealing charges

Five men from the western suburbs of Melbourne were apprehended by Apollo Bay Fisheries Officers early this morning. The apprehension occurred on a remote beach near Moonlight Head, east of…

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Marine Industry to Focus on Safety

The most significant marine safety forum in the Southern Hemisphere will bring together experts from Australia and overseas who will discuss new legislative, technical, training and research developments impacting on…

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Port Phillip Bay shellfish blitz nets 60

A four day blitz by Fisheries Officers targeting the intertidal zone in Port Phillip Bay in early February resulted in over 60 people being caught committing offences. Fisheries Officers spoke…

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Blake’s big splash with Variety

Six-year-old Blake was wide-eyed as he explored a luxury Maritimo flybridge boat with Merv Hughes recently. The vessel is one of dozens soon to participate in the Variety Splash (28…

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Records tumble at the Southern 80

Sydney Australia, February, 2007 – The Southern 80 Ski Race which has been held for over 40 years was again held this past weekend. The Race takes place on the…

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Boat and Car seized in Altona Fish Sales Bust

A Laverton man caught by Fisheries Officers selling fish illegally has had his car and boat seized. Fisheries Victoria Acting Operations Manager Bill McCarthy said Fisheries Officers carried out covert…

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We proudly announce...

We proudly announce the launch of our all new shipmate website. The new site was officially launched today and features all of the good things about the old site with…

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Williamstown roars to life with Superboat GP

Williamstown and surrounds will roar to life this weekend (16-17 February) as thousands flock to the bayside suburb for the Williamstown Offshore Powerboat Classic. The event, which is free to…

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Greater access to Williamstown waterfront

Locals and visitors would enjoy greater access to the Williamstown waterfront under proposed plans to rejuvenate the area. The proposal, which includes the development of the derelict Knights Slipway site…

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Marine Workshop and Service Managers Program

The Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) in partnership with the International Marina Institute (IMI) offers the Marine Workshop and Service Managers program in Surfers Paradise 26th – 29th May…

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Formula 1 on water hits Melbourne

The Offshore Superboat Championships – Australia’s ‘Formula One on water’ – is set to wow Melbourne crowds during February. The events to be held on 9-10 and 16-17 Feb are…

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Mustang Group sold by Receivers

Mustang Marine, the Queensland based boatbuilder that went into receivership last October, amid reported scenes of angry workers turned away from locked factories, hasbeen sold by the Receivers, Ferrier Hodgson,…

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Wild Oats XI makes it 3 in a row

Congratulations to Wild Oats XI, the first yacht in 59 years to take line honours three years running in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. This feat hasn’t been…

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R Marine expands to Victoria

An agreement between luxury boat builder Riviera and Sandringham based Dealership Jacksons Marine, sees Australia’s largest luxury boating retail network, R Marine expand to Melbourne. Rebranded as R Marine Jacksons…

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Abalone thieves facing serious charges

Two Melbourne men will be charged with serious fisheries offences, including trafficking abalone, after being intercepted by Fisheries officers at Williamstown in January. The men were allegedly caught with a…

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Happy New Year

Wow! A month has gone out of 2008 already, time sure flies when you’re having fun. As this is the first edition of Shipmate News for the year, we wish…

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