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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.
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.
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).
8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014
8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014
7:00am Friday 18th July 2014
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.
10:39am Wednesday 16th July 2014
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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.
4:37pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
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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.
12:07pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
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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.
12:33pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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.
11:04am Wednesday 25th June 2014
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5:12pm Monday 23rd June 2014
11:00am Friday 20th June 2014
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3:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
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.
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.
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.
12:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014
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12:19pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
3:01pm Wednesday 21st May 2014
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.
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.
2:31pm Wednesday 21st May 2014
8:50am Friday 16th May 2014
2:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014
11:22am Wednesday 14th May 2014
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.
10:02am Wednesday 14th May 2014
10:50am Sunday 11th May 2014
10:40am Saturday 10th May 2014
8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014
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11:13am Wednesday 7th May 2014
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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.
1:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014
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