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Tankers Flood into Falmouth

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 6,419dwt coastal tanker 'Rudderman' part of the James Fisher fleet. With a further five tanker repair contracts currently being estimated, this shows that A&P Falmouth remains a serious competitor in this market. The ability to receive slops can often be a major factor when a customer is deciding which repair yard to utilise and Falmouth have plans to increase and broaden this facility through partnerships with local bunkering facilities. A&P Falmouth has received some positive feedback from owners including comments on "Fitting work of high standard" and "Pipe replacement work of very good quality". These testimonials serve to complete the picture of a dedicated workforce intent on meeting the owner’s aspirations to achieve all work on time and on budget.


New Accreditations for A&P Falmouth

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


Falmouth Coastguard Searches for Missing Crew

Falmouth Coastguard is coordinating a major air and sea search and rescue operation following the capsize and sinking of a French fishing vessel today, 14 miles South by West of Lizard Point in Cornwall. At 12.40pm this afternoon, Falmouth Coastguard received a distress alert from the fishing vessel ERIDAN reporting that they had seen another fishing vessel capsize and sink and subsequently Falmouth Coastguard received a distress alert from an Emergency Positioning Beacon (EPIRB).


A&P Falmouth Books Busy March

A&P Falmouth, part of the A&P Group, has won two significant orders for March, 2004. The first involves the 31,290 dwt containership Safmarine Europe, which is part of Safmarine’s Great White fleet. The vessel, due on March 12th, will be in the shipyard for 24 days, work including underwater hull cleaning and painting, refurbishment of three deck cranes and renewal of approximately 40 tonnes of steel in the peak tank, deep tank, wing tank and double bottom tanks


Falmouth Rescue Center Out of Action

The UK’s Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) is currently out of action following a lightning strike late last night. Until further notice its monitoring and co-ordination functions are being undertaken by Brixham MRCC. Following the lightning strike at around 11:00 p.m. on Jan. 17, Falmouth MRCC was evacuated because of smoke coming from electrical equipment. Cornwall Fire Brigade were asked to attend


UK Shipyard Celebrates Special Relationship

Ship builders & repairers, A&P Group celebrate the relationship as they work on the 8th Serco ship docked in Falmouth in 2012 In 2010 A&P signed a multi-million pound contract with Serco to provide dry docking and ship repair services for five years, making the vessels a familiar sight in the docks. Serco manages more than 100 vessels supporting the Ministry of Defence naval bases around the UK and A&P Group is well placed to provide this service with six dry docks in three


British Fleet Auxiliary for Falmouth Refit

A&P Group Team: Photo credit A&P Falmouth

'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 Fleet. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on the RFA Argus, RFA Mounts Bay, RFA Largs Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay between 2009 and earlier this year.


Marine Renewables Manager Named by UK Shipyard

Amanda Pound, David Daniel: Photo credit A&P

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, with three large graving docks and extensive alongside berthing, providing facilities for a wide range of marine business. The company’s reputation in the marine renewable energy sector is continuing to


Storm-Bound Charity Vessel on African Voyage Gets Free Paint Job

Medical vessel Jubilee Hope: Photo courtesy of the Vine Trust

Stormy weather has forced a ship to take refuge in Falmouth, England, on the first leg of its charity voyage from Scotland to Africa, where it will become a medical ship serving isolated communities. A&P Falmouth shipyard say they are assisting the Jubilee Hope, which set sail from Glasgow and was just four days into her 8,585 mile trip when she arrived in Falmouth. Operated by charity the Vine Trust, the Jubilee Hope is en route to Mombasa


Crew Rescued from Sinking Ship

Falmouth Coastguard has been assisting a cargo vessel which had six people on board and began sinking 12 miles east of the Lizard. The Sea Breeze is an 87m Barbados flagged cargo vessel with six crew onboard. It is carrying 2,750 tons of limestone and was bound for Shoreham at the time of the incident. Lizard and Falmouth RNLI Lifeboats and a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose attempted to pump water out of vessel, the ‘Sea Breeze’, with their own pumps


Maritime Museum Fundraises to Honor Rescue Services

RNLI hold check for Maritime Rescue Services (Credit Maritime Museum)

The recession has generated difficult times for many Americans, yet it has failed to weaken the generosity of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall visitors, who have raised nearly $12,000 for the rescue services in the last few months. The Museum’s cherished Search & Rescue


Shipyard Boss Abseils Down Drydock

Peter Child: Photo A&P Falmouth

UK shipyard, A&P managing director, Peter Child tested his nerves when he joined a dozen others to abseil down the largest dry dock on the UK’s south coast to raise money for charities. Mr Child and Adrian Richards, Chief Executive of BF Adventure in Penryn


Distressed British Royal Air Force Rowers Landed

Final day of row: Photo credit USCG

Four members of the British Royal Air Force were rescued by the crew of the bulk carrier 'Hedvig Bulker' and are now back on dry land after a treacherous 51 day, trans-Atlantic attempt from Spain to Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, informs the US Coast Guard.


Bus Hit by Wave, Fishermen Rescued in UK Storm

Sea storm wind-waves: Photo courtesy of NOAA

Ten people have been rescued after the bus they were travelling in was hit by a large wave on the seafront road at Newgale in Wales, and 6 from a disabled French commercial fishing vessel off the southwest of England coast in a 60 mph wind. Bus hit by wave


Atlantic Air Force Rowers Rescued by Amver Ship

Hedvig Bulker: Photo courtesy of the owners

The crew of four British Royal Air Force personnel (2 men and 2 women) from 216 Squadron and 47 Squadron based at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, have been rescued by the AMVER particating ship MV Hedvik Bulker.


MV Akademik Shokalskiy Update

Barbara Tucker, a passenger on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, watches a penguin on the ice off east Antarctica on Dec. 29. / Andrew Peacock, AFP/Getty Images

Rescue operations delayed by ice conditions. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has been advised this morning that sea ice conditions in the area are likely to delay today’s planned rescue of passengers from the MV Akademik


Weather Conditions Impact Antarctica Rescue

Adverse weather conditions have resulted in the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel Aurora Australis moving back into open water this afternoon. The area where the MV Akademik Shokalskiy is beset by ice is currently experiencing winds of up to 30 knots and snow showers.


Latest on Ice-bound Antarctic Passenger Ship

Akademik Shokalskiy: Photo courtesy of the owners

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel 'Aurora Australis' is continuing to make its way to the Russian vessel beset by ice approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart, reports the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA).


Rescue for Ice-Beset Vessel Underway

First vessel approaching vessel beset in Antarctic ice The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is continuing the coordination of a search and rescue for a Russian vessel beset by ice approximate ly 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart.


Search and Rescue of Ice-trapped Passenger Vessel Underway

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a search and rescue for a Russian passenger ship beset by ice approximately 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart. AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre Australia (RCC Australia) was contacted by the Falmouth Maritime Rescue


Steamship Drydocking Contract for UK Shipyard

Steamship Shieldhall: Photo credit A&P

Ship repair company A&P Falmouth, located in the south-west of England has won a major contract for repair and drydock modification work to the historic steamship 'SS Shieldhall', which is normally based in Southampton. SS Shieldhall is the largest steamship of her type in Europe


Royal Caribbean Liner Set for New Orleans Maiden Voyage

Serenade of the Seas (Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean International’s newly revitalized 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives at the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Dec. 12 to sail weekly itineraries through April. The 965-foot cruise ship was completely refurbished in December 2012 and replaces


U.K Coastguard Helps with Flood Rescue Efforts

Photo: Reuters

The U.K. Coastguards has been working through the night as parts of the U.K. have been hit by one of the largest tidal surges in decades. Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs) at Stornoway, Aberdeen, Humber, Holyhead, Liverpool, Thames


Five Crew Rescued from Sunken Fishing Boat

Five crew members from a French fishing vessel have been winched to safety after their boat sank in stormy conditions off the Cornish coast. Falmouth Coastguard was first contacted just before 1 a.m. this morning by the French Coastguard


UK Shipyard Invests in Cornwall Apprentices

The apprentices & trainers: Photo courtesy of A&P

5 new apprentices have started work at A&P Falmouth shipyard, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to Cornwall (in the extreme Southwest of England) and the future of the dockyard there. The apprentices beat off stiff competition from almost 70 applicants to be awarded the






 
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