From early April ships visiting the Port of Falmouth will be able to use a brand new service to receive and recycle oil slops, thanks to a joint venture between ship-repair and conversion specialist A&P Falmouth and marine oil terminal operators, Falmouth Oil Services (FOS). The new facility is set to boost trade in the port, providing a valuable service to ships using the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel as well as facilitating faster turnaround on vessels in dry dock which require tank emptying and washout before entering the port. At the moment ships requiring similar facilities have to go to Rotterdam or Le Havre, but this new venture effectively makes Falmouth a ‘one-stop’ port for shipping. Work to convert an existing oil storage tank is currently underway with modifications to include the installation of carbon filter units to eliminate vapours emitted from the recycling process. Once operational, slops will be processed at the facility to separate the water from the spent oil, which once reduced in bulk, can be recycled. International legislation regarding the prevention of pollution from ships is provided by the MARPOL treaty which was established over 20 years ago to regulate and decrease marine pollution by the worlds shipping. Under the MARPOL treaty ships are prevented from discharging the residues from their cargo tank washings or spent products from their engine room bilge pumps
A&P Falmouth has launched an apprenticeship recruitment search to find raw talent in Cornwall (SW England). The purpose of the scheme is to train and hone into the skilled engineering and marine workers of the future. In the last five years A&P, as one of the biggest commercial ship repair companies in the UK, has recruited 33 adult trainees for specialist in-house training. Now six young people in the Duchy of Cornwall will have the opportunity to join its 400-strong
A&P Falmouth has enjoyed a recent resurgence in interest from tanker owners during the first half of this year (2002), with inquiries from all sectors of the market ranging from large panamax to small coastal vessels from both local and international owners. The Falmouth shipyard has, so far, stemmed eight vessels this year, including, over recent days, the 44,999dwt crude carrier 'Iliad' owned by US based Admanthos Shipping and the 6
A&P Falmouth has won the contract to carry out repairs onboard the chain ferry Tamar during April. The vessel is operated by the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee. A&P Falmouth has carried out regular dry docking and refit operations on the Tamar and her two sister vessels the Plym and Lynher since the vessels were built over 30 years ago. A&P Falmouth also carried out lengthening projects on all three vessels to increase their vehicle carrying capacity between April 1986 and
Increasing cruise ship business brought visitors of 51 different nationalities to Falmouth during 2003 – a number that could rise even higher this year. Over the space of just three years, the port’s cruise business has risen by 72% - up from 25 ships in 2002, to 39 last year and 43 already booked for 2004. The majority of visitors are currently American, followed by British and German passengers but many other nationalities also book onto the cruises that come to the port.
On January 11, 2004, Falmouth Coastguard received a call from the master of the general cargo vessel SEA FOX, reporting that they had had a fire in the engine room and were disabled and drifting in the Lands End Traffic Separation Zone. For the safety of the crew and to guard against any threat of pollution if the vessel drifted ashore, Falmouth Coastguard instructed the Coastguard Emergency Towing Vessel “Anglian Princess” to take the SEA FOX under tow to the safety of Falmouth where the
On the evening of June 7th, A&P Falmouth welcomed the Irish Ferries passenger vessel Isle of Innisfree to its dry docks for repairs. This vessel represents the fourth Irish Ferries vessel to dock with A&P Group during 2002, following the dry docking of the Ulysses and Isle of Inishmore in Southampton and the Normandy at Falmouth. The 22,365grt Isle of Innisfree arrived at Falmouth on the evening of the 7th of June 2002 after leaving Le Havre
A&P Falmouth has earned two new accreditations, enforcing its position as one of the country’s leading ship repair facilities. Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI) has certified A&P Falmouth’s operations as conforming to the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001-1996 for environmental management and OHSAS 18001-1999 for occupational health & safety. Trevor Heath, A&P Falmouth’s Quality & General Services Manager
Shipyard A&P Falmouth wins multi-million pound contract to supply container ship rudders The major new contract with Italian shipowner Grimaldi was won against stiff competition from several shipyards throughout Europe and cements A&P’s reputation for excellence and efficiency. It also marks a milestone in A&P’s 10-year partnership with Grimaldi, taking the total number of Grimaldi ships repaired by the A&P Group to 50
Cape Wind announce it will base its operations headquarters on Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “Cape and Islanders once lit the lamps of the world by harvesting whale oil. Pretty soon, every morning, workers will leave from Falmouth Harbor to harness the inexhaustible power of the wind for a healthier environment, increased energy independence and sustainable economic development.”
Two tugboats detained in a Westcountry fishing port and condemned as unseaworthy slip out unseen, believed bound for Africa. An investigation has been launched after the sudden disappearance of the two 151-tonne former Ministry of Defence (MoD) "dog class" boats
The World’s Longest established Fuel Injection equipment specialist’s ‘PB Asher’ joins forces with ‘Burgess Marine’ The UK’s largest independent Ship Repair Company to offer a complete solution for marine engine overhaul, repair & replacement.
The fight against global piracy is as old as the seas themselves. Recent years have seen huge increases in pirate attacks against commercial shipping and, while the risk of piracy off East Africa is now believed to be somewhat diminished, the threat remains in the region and the cost to the global
Four ships have docked recently at A&P Falmouth's shipyard in SW England for repairs and refitting work. RFA Mounts Bay, Serco tugs Eileen & Foreceful and the River Class patrol vessel, HMS Severn were the most recent arrivals.
A&P Falmouth takes on a full time marine renewables business development manager, Amanda Pound A&P Falmouth, is positioned on the south coast of the UK in one of the world’s largest natural deep-water harbours. Falmouth is the largest ship-repair complex in the UK
GAC Shipping UK completes the successful installation of the Conwy platform 40 miles off the port of Liverpool in good time The successful installation was completed only two months after a tug carrying the rig's jacket and topside - each weighing in at over 700 MT - set off from Rotterdam.
GAC Shipping UK has completed the successful installation of the Conwy platform 40 miles off the port of Liverpool, only two months after a tug carrying the rig's jacket and topside – each weighing in at over 700 MT – set off from Rotterdam.
'RFA Lyme Bay', the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, arrrives in Falmouth Lyme Bay returned to Falmouth after three years in the Persian Gulf supporting coalition naval operations and as 'mothership' to the UK Mine Countermeasure
'M/V Autosky,' capable of carrying 2,080 cars & commercial vehicles leaves UK's A&P Falmouth Shipyard after repairs, overhauls, re-painting. The contract work included repairs, an overhaul of the bow thruster, removal of two Becker rudders
Fairmount Marine’s ocean going salvage tug Fairmount Expedition, accompanied by tugs Anglian Sovereign and Carlo Magno, have safely delivered container vessel MSC Flaminia in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, after a hair-raising adventure lasting seven weeks.
'HMS Enterprise' sails from Falmouth in Cornwall to the Middle East for nine months, primarily for military data gathering. While the ship's primary tasking is military data-gathering she will also act as a deterrent to illegal activity by increasing security and preventing conflict.
Huelin Renouf Shipping Limited's new freight ferry briefly aground offshore Alderney, UK Channel Islands then limps to Falmouth for drydock repairs. The 88.6 m freight ferry 'Huelin Dispatch' touched ground SW of Alderney, while on costal passage from Southampton, UK
Major refit works on the British survey ship 'HMS Echo' start at A&P Falmouth Shipyard, on the SW coast of England. David Daniel A&P Falmouth Commercial Director said: “We are very familiar with HMS Echo, having carried out her previous refit five years ago and
A&P Falmouth is soon to drydock the 'Condor Express', one of the aluminium fast cats operated by Condor Ferries. Falmouth regularly drydocks the conventional Condor ferries, Condor Clipper and Condor Goodwill, but will now also see the aluminium catamaran Condor Express arrive for drydocking
A&P Falmouth's modified dry-dock No. 4 accommodates a Bernhard Schulte-owned product tanker for survey. Bernhard Schulte’s product tanker Bomar Senda (formerly Ditte Theresa) entered the newly modified drydock (which has a pit excavated to facilitate thruster and sonar removals) for