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Victoria Branch Newsletter  

One of the benefits of membership of the the Victorian Branch of the World Ship Society is receiving the monthly newsletter. Members can either have a b&w hardcopy posted to them or receive an electronic copy as a full colour PDF file via email.

A major section of each Newsletter is Around the Ports which looks at recent ships visiting the Victorian ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Hastings and Portland. The aim of Around the Ports is to provide details, and usually a photo, of each ship visiting the ports for the first time.

Below are the front covers for the last 6 month's copies of the Newsletter (which can be opened as full size PDF files by clicking on the picture) as well as a summary of the articles in each copy.

May 2017
  • President's Report
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Vacancy
  • Yarra River Memories No 4 - Karlander Kangaroo Line (KKL)
  • Around The Ports
  • Cruising on L'Austral
  • A Cruise on the Golden Princess
  • HMY Britannia - Part 1
  • MT Bareilly Under Arrest
April 2017
  • President's Report
  • Vanished
  • Pilot Launch Nepean
  • Yarra River Memories No 3
  • ITS Carabiniere
  • Wah Kwong x2 in Geelong
  • Repaint for Searoad Mersey II
  • Naming of Svitzer Eureka
  • Around the Ports
  • Bound for a Beach (cont)
  • HMAS Melbourne - Part 2
March 2017
  • President's Report
  • Cruise Ship Fails - Tugs to the Rescue
  • Yarra River Memories No 2 - Tolaga Bay
  • Around the Ports
  • MV Tunsin - Latest in a Long Line for CNCo
  • Bound for a Beach (cont)
  • Farewell to Berge Stahl – One of the World's Biggest Ore Ships
  • HMAS Melbourne - Part 1
February 2017
  • President's Report
  • Asgard II
  • In response to last months story of the Warimoo, Alf Batchelder writes
  • First Ship At New Terminal
  • Around the Ports
  • Svitzer Eureka Takes Up Station
  • Bound for a Beach (cont)
  • More Bound for a Beach . . .
  • Yarra River Memories No 1
  • The Gallery
January 2017
  • President's Report
  • Deep Draft out of Geelong, Bound for China
  • Around the Ports
  • And more vessels bound for a beach somewhere
  • Ocean Warrior - A Newie for Sea Shepherd
  • Searoad Mersey Replacement Arrives
  • Hamburg Sud Acquired by Maersk Line
  • S.S. Warrimoo
  • Geelong Star Shines No More
  • Bits'n Pieces
  • Goodbye Port Phillip - Hello Bass Strait
December 2016
  • President's Report
  • This Cup's More than Half Full
  • The Esmeralda Again/A Monday to Remember
  • Shifting Allegiances
  • Alastair Swayn R.I.P.
  • Let's Play Mix & Match with Container Lines
  • Around the Ports
  • Bound for a Beach
  • Just a Little Off the Top Please
  • Down (and Out?) in Williamstown
  • Nobuo Fujita and I-25
  • Taking the Rough with the Smooth