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  • 14 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus is playing a colourful role in the launch of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2013 after being officially dressed in bunting for the festival. RFA Argus is currently docked in Falmouth for works to be completed by A&P Falmouth, as part of the company’s ‘cluster’ contract with the Ministry of Defence. […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth yard has had a very busy first quarter to 2012 working on 34 projects including six ferries, four of which were from P&O, tankers, MOD vessels, offshore supply vessels, tugs, barges and manufacturing the first wave energy device to go onto the FabTest site in Falmouth Bay. Some of these projects included: Adonia […]

  • 10 May 2012

      The Finnish Coastguard reported to Falmouth that they had received a satellite telephone call from a sailor aboard a Finnish registered yacht reporting that himself and a friend were in a distress situation aboard their 35 foot yacht. The yacht and the two sailors departed the Azores on the 7th May. Their position is […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    HMS Falmouth, a Royal Navy warship sunk by German U-boats, has been recreated in its final resting place through the use of underwater surveying and digital 3D modelling. The Battle of Jutland ship was sunk off the Yorkshire Coast on August 20, 1916. According to Historic England, the public body that performed the survey to mark […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    RFA Lyme Bay, the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, has arrived in the port for work to begin. She returned to Falmouth after three years in the Gulf supporting coalition operations. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth has successfully completed a multi-million pound refit of the RFA Cardigan Bay – the third ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the world-renowned dockyard. The team at the docks is now preparing for the arrival of the RFA Lyme Bay, which is due to arrive this summer and will […]

  • 2 September 2014

    Royal UK Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn has sailed from Falmouth after leading the start of the annual Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.   Acting as the starting platform on Sunday, she hosted the race committee and local VIPs for the yearly event hosted by Sail Training International. More than 100,000 people gathered in […]

  • 6 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy mine hunter HMS Penzance has had to dock in Falmouth for three days instead of in Cornish, because of bad weather forecasts.   As BBC reports, this means that the ship will not be open to the public, but planned tours for local schools and sea cadets from Penzance would still […]

  • 29 November 2017

    HM Coastguard and the Royal Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have been on scene at Maenporth Beach, the UK, investigating reports of a parachute mine 800 meters offshore, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency informed. In the morning hours of November 29, HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth received a 999 call from a local […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Industry news

    A&P’s Falmouth yard is currently working on an exciting project to build full size replicas of parts of naval warships to be used for training purposes at a new land-based training facility near Plymouth. Replicas of parts of two warships – Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers – are being mocked up by A&P […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Fishery Protection Vessel HMS Mersey and survey vessel HMS Enterprise visit Falmouth on Friday in support of Falmouth Week regatta. The two ships will be providing a boat to assist race managers and safety officers overseeing competition in Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads. In addition HMS Mersey will host a small capability demonstration […]

  • 14 September 2015

    Personnel on board RFA Argus have been presented with Ebola campaign medals following a six-month deployment to West Africa. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship deployed to Sierra Leone in October 2014 with more than 350 Tri-Service personnel on board – and returned to Falmouth in April this year. RFA Argus spent six months off the coast of […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Industry news

      A&P Falmouth has today (Friday October 14th) marked the end of the multi-million pound refit of RFA Largs Bay – the second ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the docks. The RFA Largs Bay was formally handed over to the Australian Department of Defence, which bought the ship, at an […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Enterprise has sailed from Falmouth in Cornwall to the Middle East for nine months on operations. The survey ship will be protecting the nation’s interests and contributing to the safety of military and civilian shipping while deployed. While the ship’s primary tasking is military data-gathering she will also act as a deterrent to illegal […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy recently answered a distress call from two transatlantic rowers after they ran out of supplies. Tom Hudson and Pete Fletcher had arrived 30 miles South West of the Scilly Isles 96 days, 23 hours and 50 minutes after setting off from New York when they called the Falmouth coastguard for assistance. The pair, who […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus departed Falmouth Docks and started a busy training programme on January 23 under the command of Captain Peter N Selby.  Having completed a scheduled maintenance period (SMP) at A & P Falmouth, she began deck landing training (DLT) with 845 Squadron right away. On the 25th of January she topped […]

  • 6 September 2018

    Four crew members sustained injuries following the collision of two US Coast Guard tactical boats off Falmouth.  The incident occurred on September 5 at around 1:30 p.m. local time, the USCG said. The 29-foot tactical boat crews were involved in maneuvers and training when they collided in Buzzards Bay. Both boats returned to Station Woods Hole under their […]

  • 1 February 2017

    February 1, 1917 saw Germany restart its unrestricted submarine warfare which targeted all ships trading with Britain. Historic England marked the centenary of the declaration by sharing never before seen images of German submarines, wrecked on the Cornish coast in Falmouth, UK. The submarines had been surrendered by Germany after the war ended in 1918 and were […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    RFA Mounts Bay left the Falmouth port and the dock of A&P, a British ship repair and conversion company, after 18 months of works. Since January last year, RFA Mounts Bay has been alongside at the town’s Duchy Wharf, initially in extended readiness, then undergoing the most comprehensive overhaul in her ten-year career. Shipwrights and […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Survey ship HMS Echo has picked up the baton where her sister Enterprise left off to begin her second 18-month deployment in three years. She left Falmouth on Monday – as Enterprise was returning to Plymouth – and will spend the next year and a half updating charts of the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian […]

  • 8 April 2015

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus has arrived back in the UK having completed its deployment to Sierra Leone where it supported the fight against Ebola. Her embarked helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron departed on Monday 6 April and have arrived back at RNAS Culdrose; and the ship arrived back into Falmouth , […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus on March 25 departed the Falmouth dock after undergoing a year-long overhaul at A&P’s shipyard. Prior to the overhaul, the 28,000-tonne support ship supported efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. During her 172 days in support of Operation Gritrock – the codename for the British […]

  • 6 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The selfless actions of Naval aviators are at the heart of two-year exhibition championing the work of the men and women who save lives around the nation’s coast. Search and Rescue at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth honours the deeds of the Fleet Air Arm, RAF, Coastguard and RNLI – and has the […]

  • 16 October 2014

    This image shows RFA Argus being loaded overnight in Falmouth Docks in preparation for her deployment to West Africa. The vessel will be deployed as part of the UK’s leading role in response to the Ebola outbreak. The principal role of RFA Argus is to serve as a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (PCRS). She has […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has picked up the baton where sister ship HMS Enterprise left off to begin her second 18-month deployment in three years. The ship sailed from the South West after HMS Enterprise returned to Plymouth from nine months away to spend the next year and a half updating charts […]

  • 4 October 2017

    The UK Coastguard on October 4 said it was responding to an explosion aboard a dredging vessel two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Several persons were injured in the explosion, according to the UK Coast Guard. The service only said the vessel in question was a dredger without providing more specific information. It […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge arrived in Cornwall, England, on March 27 where it will undergo further outfitting and trials before entering service. Tidesurge arrived from South Korea where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. It is the third of four tankers in its class, designed and acquired to […]

  • 1 April 2011

      Royal Navy Type 22 frigate HMS Campbeltown recently came to the rescue of members of the public in difficulty at sea during two separate incidents on the same day. While operating off Plymouth, the ship was alerted by Brixham Coastguard and sped to the aid of a young family in a motorboat which had […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Members of the Norwegian Navy have been training at HMS Raleigh as they prepare to take delivery of their new logistics support vessel. The crew of HNoMS Maud is using the Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) trainer at the base in Torpoint to practise transferring stores and supplies to other ships at sea. HNoMS Maud is currently being […]