7:00am Friday 31st October 2014
The Royal Navy will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Coronel this week. The clash was an ignominious chapter in the senior service’s unique history that saw British warships heavily outgunned by the vastly superior ships of the Imperial German Navy resulting in a humiliating defeat for Britain when two warships were sunk with a heavy loss of life.
7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014
A quick glance at the Shipping Intelligence column shows the number of ships calling this past week was once again poor. A small flurry of activity on the bunkering front is expected in the next few days but in general October has been a quiet month in terms of shipping numbers.
12:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014
5:00pm Monday 27th 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.
9:20am Monday 27th 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.
7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014
12:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014
7:00am Friday 17th October 2014
9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014
4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014
2:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014
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.
3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014
10:00am Thursday 9th October 2014
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.
7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014
7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014
1:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
10:11am Wednesday 1st October 2014
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.
11:00am Friday 26th September 2014
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.
2:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014
7:00am Monday 15th September 2014
7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014
2:30pm Friday 12th September 2014
11:30am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
9:00am Friday 5th September 2014
7:00am Friday 5th September 2014
7:00am Monday 1st September 2014
7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014
Flushing boatyard repairs storm damage described as 'like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free'
1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014
7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014
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.
1:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014
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.
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.
7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014
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.
4:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
9:00am Monday 18th August 2014
8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014
1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014
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.
11:15am Wednesday 13th August 2014
4:10pm Friday 8th August 2014
4:30pm Wednesday 6th August 2014
3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014
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