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Semi-submersible Black MArlin bunkers in Falmouth Bay

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Black Marlin is pictured, above, in Falmouth bay where she bunkered after a two month long voyage from China.

Young tug tows old Windsor Castle to Scotland

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Falmouth and Brixham based MTS Marine and Towage Services latest tug MTS Vanguard paid a fleeting visit to the port to tow the Windsor Castle to Leith where she will be a floating hotel net to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (August 12 - August 18)

Falmouth Packet:

4:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Biggest tall ship pulls out of regatta after sinking tug in Denmark

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

The Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern has been forced |to pull out of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta after it was involved in the sinking of a tug |in the Danish port of Esbjerg |last week.

World War I Falmouth harbour news

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

Windsor Castle to become 'boatique' hotel

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The Windsor Castle, the former Northern Lighthouse tender Fingal currently in dry dock at A&P Falmouth is to become a bespoke floating hotel berthed next to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Rig-carrying ship that sinks itself to return to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

The large semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Black Marlin (58,000 tons) is expected in Falmouth Bay on Saturday morning for bunkers after a two month long voyage from Shanghai via the Cape of Good Hope.

Falmouth shipping intelligence (August 5 - August 11)

Falmouth Packet:

11:15am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Falmouth firm's work to help salvage Costa Concordia 'up there with the toughest'

Falmouth Packet:

4:10pm Friday 8th August 2014

Dubbed the biggest salvage job in history, the wreck of the Costa Concordia has completed its final voyage to Genoa from the island of Giglio where it grounded in January 2012.

Lizard quarry could supply millions of tonnes of rock for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

If the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon marine energy project gets the go-ahead then millions of tonnes of armour rock could be quarried and shipped out of Dean Quarry on the Lizard.

World’s 'most luxurious cruise ship' to visit Falmouth on Friday

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa, one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships arrives on Friday morning at 0700 hours from Dartmouth.

Falmouth Mission to Seafarers tribute to World War dead

Falmouth Packet:

10:37am Wednesday 6th August 2014

To remember seamen who lost their lives in both World War One and World War Two, Mission to Seafarers volunteer Graham Hall spent many hours constructing this tribute.

Shipping Intelligence (July 29 - August 4)

Falmouth Packet: HMS Mersey arrives in Falmouth for six week refit

10:14am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Busy August as cruise ships visit Falmouth ten times

Falmouth Packet: AIDAcara pictured passing St Anthony’s lighthouse for Southampton	Picture: DAVID BARNICOAT

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

August will be a busy month for cruise ship visits to Falmouth, with ten scheduled calls into the port.

Cruise ships set to return to Falmouth next year

Falmouth Packet: Crusiing from Falmouth starts next week as Funchal sets off for the sun

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Cruising from Falmouth is back again next year when the cruise ship Funchal embarks on four interesting cruises catering for all tastes.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners still working on HSE compliance

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Work is still underway to make changes to “dangerous and faulty” ladders on Falmouth quays. Captain Mark Sansom, chief executive of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners and harbour master, has issued another statement regarding the state of quayside ladders at North Quay and Customs House quay.

Reefer madness in River Fal

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Another refrigerated cargo ship the Summer Meadow is expected early next week to go into lay-up in the River Fal. This will bring the total number of ships laid up to seven.

Friendly St Mawes harbour staff should be an example to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: High winds stop St Mawes ferry

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

What a pleasure it is going to St Mawes by boat where the friendly, helpful harbour staff bend over backwards to accommodate boat owners, writes David Barnicoat.

Condor ferries find stand-in for Commodore Clipper following skeg damage

Falmouth Packet:

11:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The ferry Commodore Clipper which struck rocks in the Channel Islands will be in dry dock until the end of August as shipyard workers repair her damaged skeg and plating.

New paint job for Falmouth's iconic Black Rock

Falmouth Packet: Black Rock looks more like White Rock

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Black Rock, the iconic navigation mark that roughly divides the entrance of the harbour into two distinct channels, the eastern deep water channel and the western more shallow channel, has been given a new top mark painted with an IALA designated isolated danger mark.

New arrivals to River Fal lay-up berths

Falmouth Packet: As some ships head for scrapyards more are arriving for lay-up in the River Fal as the recession cliams more victims

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The River Fal lay-up berths has welcomed another customer when the reefer (refrigerated cargo vessel) Brazilian Reefer arrived from Kronshtadt near St Petersburg to lay up. She joins the reefers Summer Bay and Summer Wind. Next week the Summer Meadow will arrive for lay-up.

A&P Falmouth wins roll on roll off contract

Falmouth Packet: A&P Falmouth collecting sports equipment for African orphans

4:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A&P Falmouth has won a second important contract with Grimaldi Lines to repair the ro-ro Grande Sierra Leone that arrives next month. The company is also actively chasing other contracts with the Italian conglomerate.

Falmouth shipping movements July 15 - July 21

Falmouth Packet: Two sides to one story..... Falmouth's dredging battle and docks job losses

11:01am Friday 25th July 2014

Tuesday, July 15 Liberian bulker Cape Alexandros (92,744/10) sailed from Falmouth Bay for St Lawrence Seaway, Canada Panamanian research vessel Horizon Geobay (3,502/78) sailed from County Wharf to Falmouth Bay and returned to County wharf.

Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth welcomed a crew from UWC Atlantic College who called in half way through a journey from their home in Wales to Bexhill-on-Sea, in what is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB).

Falmouth Harbour tugs bring Grande Atlantico into dry dock: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

This picture shows the large roll-on roll-off vessel Grande Atlantico approcahing the docks aided by four harbour tugs.

Tandem skydive raises funds for Mission to Seafarers

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Mission to Seafarers in Falmouth has benefitted from a 30th birthday tandem skydive.

Falmouth Haven launches online presence

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Haven announced as latest events partner for Tall Ships 2014

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Falmouth Haven, the newly-branded leisure and yachting arm of the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners is embracing social media and online sites to promote its business and keep people fully informed.

Rap on the knuckles for Falmouth Harbour Commissioners over faulty ladders

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) have fallen foul of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after local boat owner Andrew Campbell reported the Commissioners to the HSE regarding what he felt were faulty ladders on North Quay and Customs House Quay.

Shipping Intelligence (July 8- July 14)

Falmouth Packet:

10:39am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Final preparations underway for Falmouth Tall Ships

Falmouth Packet: Tall Ships Logo 2014 (Read-Only).jpg

10:29am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Final arrangements are being put in place for the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta which takes place from August 28 to 31, with CORMAC being the latest organisation to confirm support for the event.

Museum visitors in Falmouth dig deep for RNLI

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Times may still be difficult for many, but that has not stopped visitors to the maritime museum in Falmouth from digging deep and donating almost £7,000 for the rescue services over the past few months.

Crew struck down with beriberi

Falmouth Packet: Spider’s Web – ship’s rigging captured on camera by Chambré Hardman

4:37pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Falmouth must have been an interesting and exciting port in the days of sail when vessels arrived from all points of the compass, each with a different and often harrowing story to tell.

Docks sends second charity shipment to African orphanage

Falmouth Packet:

4:32pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

The second shipment to All as One Orphanage in Sierra Leone is on its way onboard the Belt Ship management vessel Gypsum Integrity.

Grande Atlantico could be first of three Grimaldi repairs for A&P Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: A&P Falmouth collecting sports equipment for African orphans

12:32pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A&P Falmouth has won a major contract to repair the Grimaldi Lines’ vessel Grande Atlantico and, according to the yard’s managing director Peter Child, another two ships from the company could be stemmed in the coming weeks.

Shipping Intelligence (July 1- July 7)

Falmouth Packet: A&P Group own Falmouth docks.

12:07pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Yacht club steps in to help person and dog in the sea off Greenbank

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth RNLI shout to person overboard in inner harbour

9:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Quick thinking members of Royal Cornwall Yacht Club helped a person and a dog after they got into trouble in the water off Greenbank in Falmouth.

Falmouth in limbo as European ports reap benefits of improved cruise capabilities

Falmouth Packet: The 'Emerald Princess' will be first mega cruise ship to arrive in Falmouth tomorrow

12:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Whilst the port of Falmouth remains in a state of limbo regarding the capital dredging scheme other ports in Western Europe are reaping huge benefits from improved infrastructure programmes to attract the major cruise companies.

Shipping Intelligence (June 24 - June 30)

Falmouth Packet: HMS Enterprise commander thanks Falmouth A&P workforce after refit

12:33pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

History repeats itself with new dock development

Falmouth Packet:

11:51am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

History has a habit of repeating itself in the port. The new Pendennis super yacht dock complex about to be built near the Eastern wharf adjacent to the Pendennis Shipyard is where the docks was first developed 153 years ago in 1861.

Chance to watch Falmouth Tall Ships from new schooner

Falmouth Packet: Chance to watch Falmouth Tall Ships from new schooner

11:04am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Falmouth Tall Ships Association has secured the tall ship Eldorado to follow the parade of sail and for passengers to watch the start of the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Regatta in August.

Revolutionary wave powered 'doughnut' plugged in to hub at Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Revolutionary wave powered doughnut plugged in to hub at Hayle

10:58am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Oceanus 2, a revolutionary experimental wave energy device built at Falmouth docks, is now on location at the Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility situated ten miles off Hayle.

Shipping Intelligence (June 17 - June 23)

Falmouth Packet: Mystery as location of Falmouth Docks granite foundation stone remains unknown

10:42am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Falmouth Haven announces new premium moorings package

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Haven announces new premium moorings package

5:12pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Falmouth Haven have announced the launch of their new premium moorings package.

Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

11:00am Friday 20th June 2014

The Beltship Company’s self-unloading bulk carrier Gypsum Integrity has docked in the Queen Elizabeth dry-dock for general repairs and painting.

Death of Falmouth twins shocks port

Falmouth Packet: Death of Falmouth twins shocks port

9:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Falmouth born twin brothers John and Mike Gregory, aged 69, have died within weeks of each other. Their deaths have shocked family and friends across the globe.

HMS St Albans leaves Falmouth for intensive work up

Falmouth Packet: HMS St Albans leaves Falmouth for intensive work up

3:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

HMS St Albans, the 16th and last of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates to be built, spent the weekend alongside County Wharf.

HMS Illustrious leaves Cornwall for sub hunting exercises in Atlantic

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's Illustrious visitor steams out on submarine hunting exercise

11:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

After a ten-day work-up on-board HMS Illustrious around the Cornish coast, the Merlin Carrier Air Group (MCAG) prepare to “go deep” as they sail westwards out into the Atlantic in pursuit of submarines.

Falmouth's Illustrious visitor steams out on submarine hunting exercise

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's Illustrious visitor steams out on submarine hunting exercise

12:12pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

With a bone in her teeth HMS Illustrious, or “Lusty” as she is known in the Royal Navy, steamed out of Falmouth Bay on Monday after spending six hours at anchor operating with helicopters from RNAS Culdrose.

New edition of 'definitive' South West sailing guide

Falmouth Packet: OCEAN OF PLENTY: Visitors stroll along the marina past a floating parade of masts and rigging

12:16pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

The first book I reviewed for the then Falmouth Packet, back in 1988, was West Country Cruising by Mark Fishwick. It became the definitive sailing guide for the waters of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the Isles of Scilly.

Falmouth Gig Club to host sprint championships

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Gig Club to host sprint championships

12:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Falmouth Pilot Gig Club will be holding the Greenbank Sprint Championships at Gyllyngvase Beach on Saturday when gig clubs from around the county will be competing in a number of tough races.



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