Argus accompanied by tugs as she sails from Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harbour tugs assisted RFA Argus as she sailed from the docks last Friday.

Revolutionary ship replica sought Helford shelter during Hurricane Gonzalo

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

L’Hermione, a full sized replica of the French navy frigate made famous for carrying General Lafayette to Boston to help fight in the American War of Independence, anchored in the entrance to the Helford River to avoid gale force winds from the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo that swept across the UK on Monday night.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners hit but not sunk by financial troubles

Falmouth Packet: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

12:41pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As predicted, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners is badly damaged but remains financially afloat after being hit below the waterline by two titanic pension fund deficit repayments and a major downturn in shipping, writes David Barnicoat.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (October 14 - October 20)

Falmouth Packet: Aegean Marine Petroleum tanker Syros, one of three ships new to Falmouth

12:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Picture harks back to perils of submarine warfare

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

This picture shows a torpedoed vessel being salvaged from the Carrick Roads during World War One.

'Dramatic' drop in shipping won't help Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

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

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Shipping numbers continue to decline with bunkering down this week with only the containerships Katherine B and Canopus expected before the weekend.

Treasure remains in bay after two month wait

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

The semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Treasure remains at anchor in the bay awaiting a cargo. She has been here for nearly two months now. The former tanker can lift 53,000 tons.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (October 7 - October 13)

Falmouth Packet: Leaking cruise ship Discovery diverted to Falmouth for repairs

4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

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

RFA Argus on Ebola mercy mission to East Africa

Falmouth Packet:

2:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA Argus is making final preparations at the docks before deploying to West Africa on Friday to help combat Ebola as part of the government’s Operation Gritlock.

Work starts on next generation of Royal Fleet Auxillary ships

Falmouth Packet: RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth for Christmas

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

The exisiting Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have been a common site in Falmouth over recent years, with the town adopting the RFA Argus, and now construction work has started on the next generation of the ships at the DSME yard in Okpo-dong, near the south-eastern tip of South Korea.

Falmouth shipping movements (September 30 - October 6)

Falmouth Packet: A year in port: A look back at shipping news during 2012

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Shipping intelligence for Falmouth for the period September 30 - October 6.

Tug tows Calamity Jane into Falmouth for repairs

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

The tug Ankorva tows the offshore pipe laying vessel Calamity Jane as she sails after repairs carried out in No2 Dry-dock. Picture: JON BENNETT

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners face heavy weather as commercial shipping falls by 20 per cent

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

11:00am Monday 6th October 2014

The re-launch of Falmouth Pilotage Services does nothing to halt the drastic decline in commercial shipping that has hit the port during the past year with shipping numbers down by more than 20 per cent, writes David Barnicoat.

Work starts on next generation of RFA ships

Falmouth Packet: RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth for Christmas

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships are a common sight in Falmouth as they use the port on their journeys to and from every corner the globe.

World War I Falmouth harbour news

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

Falmouth Harbour Commmisioners relaunches pilot services

Falmouth Packet:

1:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FHC (Falmouth Harbour Commissioners) has relaunched its pilot service, which is now being operating under a new brand name – Falmouth Pilot Services.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (September 23 - September 29)

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus to return to Falmouth for refit

10:11am Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

Look back in time: German U-Boat ace offered wine after sinking ships off Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The Royal Navy is this week marking the World War I sinking of the three cruisers - HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy – sunk by a German U-boat on September 22 1914 off the Dutch coast in the North Sea with a total loss of life of 1,459 men, including sailors from Falmouth and a St Mawes.

Shipping movements (September 16 - September 22)

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

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Shipping movements for Falmouth from Tuesday, September 16 to  Monday, September 22.

Work intensifies on RFA Mounts Bay in Falmouth as next deployment planned

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Work on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, Falmouth’s adopted vessel, stepped up a gear this week at the docks as workers began an intensive programme to refit the ship prior to its next major deployment.

Falmouth shipping movements (September 9 - September 15)

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

2:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Shipping movements for Falmouth from Tuesday, September 9, to Monday, September 15.

Falmouth cluster ship heads to Med for on exercise

Falmouth Packet: RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth for Christmas

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, a Falmouth-based “Cluster” ship is en-route to the eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf regions as part of the Cougar 14 fleet.

World War I Falmouth harbour news

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

German trio signals 'Auf Wiedersehen' for cruise season

Falmouth Packet: Leaking cruise ship Discovery diverted to Falmouth for repairs

2:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

The 2014 cruise season comes to an end this month with the arrival of three German operated cruise ships and the Discovery cruise ship chartered by British tour operators.

Self-discharging carrier in dry dock

Falmouth Packet:

11:30am Friday 12th September 2014

The self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank arrived in the Queen Elizabeth II drydock last week.

Vessels to leave Falmouth on 'mammoth' South American voyage

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

In the sheltered waters of Falmouth Docks the crews of the barge Excalibur and the tug MTS Vanguard are finalising preparations for a mammoth, 8,300-miles tow to Coquimbo, Chile, where both vessels will be engaged in a major drilling contract being undertaken by Falmouth-based Fugro Seacore.

Tall ships trip down memory lane

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

THIS year’s Tall Ships Festival took me back down memory lane as I reflected on the previous regattas while enjoying the latest one.

Marvellous to see tall ships in Falmouth again

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

YET another fantastic week in Falmouth’s rich maritime history as the town came alive for the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, writes David Barnicoat.

Bulk carrier to arrive after tall ships have sailed

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

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank will drydock next Monday after the tall ships fleet has sailed.

World War I Falmouth harbour news

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

Flushing boatyard repairs storm damage described as 'like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free'

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Yacht damage described as “looking like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free” sustained in a severe spring storms has been painstakingly repaired by a Flushing boatyard.

Cruise ship set for Tall Ships start line

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

The cruise ship Saga Sapphire, pictured here leaving the harbour, is due today for an overnight stay.

No Tall Ships Regatta without A&P support

Falmouth Packet: Tall ships in Falmouth in 2008 Picture: Simon Culliford

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Falmouth owes a huge debt of gratitude once again to the A&P Group and the management at the docks for committing their two prime ship repair berths to accommodate the visiting tall ships fleet this week.

Thousands flock to Falmouth Docks as Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta gets underway

Falmouth Packet:

1:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta is finally underway with 2,000 people flooding through the gates within the first 35 minutes, all eager to climb on board the 11 vessels open to the public.

French naval tall ship rekindles wartime memories

Falmouth Packet:

11:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

Memories will be rekindled in Falmouth and the Helford River with the arrival with the tall ships fleet of the French sailing vessel Mutin, the oldest ship in the French navy, which has strong wartime links with this area.

Cruise ship makes impressive Falmouth return

Falmouth Packet: 'Stunning young lady' AIDAcara cruiseship to visit Falmouth

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Thomson Cruises cruise ship Thomson Spirit made an impressive entry into the inner harbour on Monday under the direction of pilot Nick Martin. The vessel is the former Holland and America ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, is on a round Britain cruise.

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.



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