Falmouth’s latest tug Morva arrived from Liverpool to a fine welcome from the tug St Piran and the Falmouth lifeboat.

Off Pendennis Point the Morva and St Piran sounded their horns before giving a display of manoeuvrability for the people on the headland who had come early to witness her arrival.

Onboard St Piran to greet the new tug were five former Falmouth Towage Company employees kindly invited by A&P directors Mike Spicer and Drystan Jones.

Morva underwent a quick drydocking at APCL’s Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Limited facility in Birkenhead during which time she underwent a re-paint and livery change.

Morva is currently powered by HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil), part of a continuing initiative by A&P to reduce emissions in port.

A&P Falmouth offers a 24-hour towage service supporting vessels around the dock, harbour, river and wider area.

At a time when the port is seeing more and more larger cruiseships visiting Morva and Mercia will be valuable towage assets, giving ship masters and pilots more confidence in their ability to manoeuvre these vessels in different weather conditions, with the more powerful tugs on station in the port each with a 40 tons plus bollard pull.

Morva is the second tug to be acquired by A&P in as many years. In 2022, Mercia was acquired by A&P Falmouth. Mercia continues to support A&P's commercial and defence customers, and has proven to be an important asset, supporting vessel and barge owners in the local area, South Wales, and the Continent.

These recent acquisitions demonstrate A&P's commitment to expanding the Group's towage capability and supporting customers both in Falmouth and further afield.

The Falmouth Towage Company celebrated 130 years in the towage business in May 2023.