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.

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.



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