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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.

Only two cruise ships to visit Falmouth in June

Falmouth Packet: Only two cruise ships to visit Falmouth in June

11:53am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Only two cruise ships are expected in Falmouth this month.

Shipping Intelligence (May 27 - June 2)

Falmouth Packet: The Astor in Portland

11:39am Wednesday 4th June 2014

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

European experts on oil pollution gather in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: European experts on oil pollution gather in Falmouth

10:29am Wednesday 4th June 2014

More than 60 delegates from across Europe attended an oil spill response conference hosted by Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC).

In Port looks back in time: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: An iconic picture of Falmouth’s Customs House Quay basin in the 1960s

12:19pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

The Falmouth Packet's maritime correspondent David Barnicoat takes a look back at the port in days gone by.

Shipping Intelligence (May 13 - May 19)

Falmouth Packet: Open day on board historic steamship

3:01pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

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

Deep water berth: Have Falmouth facilities fallen at final fence?

Falmouth Packet: Deep water berth: Have Falmouth facilities fallen at final fence?

2:50pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

With the major cruise companies such as Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises giving Falmouth a wide berth due to a lack of an alongside deep-water facilities the 2015 cruise list is looking rather mediocre writes David Barnicoat.

Leviathan propels into port

Falmouth Packet: Leviathan propels into port

2:38pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

This state-of-the-art, self-propelled jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan is in port until next week for minor repairs and the mobilisation of equipment prior to commencing her next contract in the Irish Sea.

Trinity House celebrates quincentenary

Falmouth Packet: A commemorative coin was struck to mark the anniversary

2:31pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

This week marks the Quincentenary year of Trinity House the organisation that has served the mariner ever since Henry VIII granted it a Royal Charter on 20 May 1514.

Open day on board historic steamship in Falmouth today

Falmouth Packet: Open day on board historic steamship

8:50am Friday 16th May 2014

Steam enthusiasts are being given the rare opportunity to have a look on board the historic SS Shieldhall, the largest steamship of her type in Europe, at A&P Falmouth on Friday (May 16).

HMS Cornwall crew return from around the world for reunion in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: HMS Cornwall crew return from around the world for reunion in Falmouth

2:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Former crew members from HMS Cornwall travelled from all over the globe for a reunion and fundraiser at the St Michael’s Hotel.

Shipping Intelligence (May 6 - May 12)

Falmouth Packet: The state-of-the-art cable layer Resolute went into dry dock on Thursday

11:22am Wednesday 14th May 2014

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

'Valiant effort' can't keep cruise ship on time

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

11:14am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Despite a valiant effort by the ship’s master to maintain his ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) the cruise ship Funchal missed the tide on Sunday morning by a few hours resulting in a six-hour delay before she could berth at the docks.

Falmouth Harbour Commisioners test oil spill response

Falmouth Packet: Oil spill response exercise in Falmouth Harbour from Monday

10:02am Wednesday 14th May 2014

A massive, 280-metre long oil defence boom, which is also an oil collecting device, is being deployed today from a cable south east of Trefusis point where it will remain for another two weeks.

Visiting cruise ship no stranger to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Visiting cruise ship no stranger to Falmouth

10:50am Sunday 11th May 2014

The German operated cruise ship Artania berthed on Thursday on County Wharf after a Mediterranean cruise.

Cruise ship steeped in maritime history

Falmouth Packet: Cruise ship steeped in maritime history

10:40am Saturday 10th May 2014

Joining other invited guests I took a tour of the cruise ship Funchal and enjoyed luncheon onboard when she came back from her South to the Sun cruise.

Artists transform Falmouth's County Wharf

Falmouth Packet: Artists to transform County Wharf

8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

A&P Falmouth, in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and two local artists, is providing a unique artwork for Falmouth residents and visitors to enjoy.

Shipping Intelligence (April 29 - May 5)

Falmouth Packet: Tanker's return sparks memories of Falmouth's biggest shipwreck

7:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

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

Mission to Seafarers to hold AGM

Falmouth Packet: Mission to Seafarers to hold AGM

11:13am Wednesday 7th May 2014

The Annual General Meeting of The Mission to Seafarers, Falmouth, will be held at the Falmouth Hotel at 2pm on Tuesday, May 20. All are welcome to attend.

Less than three weeks to Pendennis Cup

Falmouth Packet: Social calendar for Pendennis Cup is announced

10:58am Wednesday 7th May 2014

The Pendennis Cup super yacht regatta starts on May 27 when a fleet of ten to 15 classic and modern vessels will race in Falmouth Bay.

Tanker's return sparks memories of Falmouth's biggest shipwreck

Falmouth Packet: Tanker's return sparks memories of Falmouth's biggest shipwreck

4:40pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

When the Bahamian Aframax tanker Mitera Marigo steams across the bay on Friday morning she will be following in the wake of a previous ship of the same family name that, in 1959, became Falmouth’s biggest shipwreck.

BID team aiming to ensure Tall Ships regatta benefits everyone

Falmouth Packet: Sally Wilding Falmouth BID’s director and company secretary; Richard Wilcox, BID manager with Sam Groom and Sian Robbins of Visit Cornwall.

1:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

The Falmouth BID (Business Improvement District) is the latest official partner to be announced for this summer’s Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth.

Flags to be lowered in remembrance

Falmouth Packet: WARTIME MEMORIES: The Red Ensign

11:51am Wednesday 30th April 2014

All vessels at sea on June 28 are being asked to fly their flags at half mast in remembrance of those who died in World War I.

Shipping Intelligence (April 22 - April 28)

12:03pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

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



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