SWITCH ON – BBC2 Sunday 29th July at 8pm

by tocle on July 25th, 2012 - Comments Off

SWITCH ON – BBC2 Sunday 29th July at 8pm

Early in 2012 the BBC joined us to follow progress as we began the Dry Docking of the P&O North Sea ferry, Pride of Bruges.

A crew from Lion TV – which produces Horrible Histories – was allowed into the yard to shoot the large-scale maintenance work needed each winter to enable the North Sea and Channel ferries to safely transport cars, freight and passengers overseas.

The third and final show of the series which also featured a British Airways jumbo jet and an oil and gas rig can be seen on BBC2 this Sunday night at 8pm.

Falmouth has a busy month for cruise calls

by tocle on July 17th, 2012 - Comments Off

Falmouth has a busy month for cruise calls

July will be a busy month for cruise ship calls in Falmouth with the visits planned of Nautica, Quest for Adventure, Saga Ruby and Minerva.
These cruise ships are sailing from Dover (London) and from Portsmouth, whilst on cruises around Britain or Northern Europe. They will be arriving in Falmouth between the 21st and 28th of July.

 
Many of the 2,130 passengerswill visit the town of Falmouth, which is a short walk from the Port facilities or they will visit a range of attractions in Cornwall which is the UK’s most popular holiday region and offers much variety to the visiting cruise passenger.
The calls have a positive impact on the local and regional economy bringing an estimated £85 spend per passenger. Passengers can walk into town to explore the National Maritime Museum, Fox Rosehill Gardens, the Princess Pavilion or Pendennis Castle and spend time shopping or visiting the many coffee shops and restaurants in the cobbled main street.  Coaches are also laid on to take them further afield to see other major Cornish attractions, including the well-respected Eden Project.

 
As usual the passengers will be warmly greeted on the quayside by the Award-Winning Falmouth Cruise Ambassadors who volunteer to inform visitors how to make the most of their visit to the Port.

Charity Cycle raised £3,100 for Cornwall Leukemia Trust

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Charity Cycle raised £3,100 for Cornwall Leukemia Trust

Two A&P Falmouth employees, Steve Williams & Richard Hodges have completed their John O’Groats to Land’s End charity cycle in aid of Cornwall Leukemia Trust at Treliske Hospital, Truro.

Steve, a steelworker, and Richard, an electrician, took 9 days to complete the Cycle in which they encountered torrential rain and high winds.  Although Richard injured his knee on day three, both cyclists, with their back up team of Rob Durrant and Patrick Williams, completed the 894-mile trip and raised over £3,100 for their chosen charity.

A&P Falmouth sponsored the team by providing the back-up vehicle and fuel for the trip.

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L to R:  Rob Durrant, Steve Williams, Patrick Williams and Richard Hodges

Penny Brings Home Prestigious Award

by tocle on July 17th, 2012 - Comments Off

Penny Brings Home Prestigious Award

Penny Phillips, Executive Assistant at A&P Falmouth, has picked up a prestigious award for her voluntary work as Chairman of The Mission to Seafarers, Falmouth.
The Merchant Navy Welfare Board’s  (MNWB) Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare 2012 was awarded to Penny at a ceremony in Southampton during a Dinner at the MNWB’s Annual Conference.

 
Penny, who runs The Mission to Seafarer’s Flying Angel Centre in Falmouth, was nominated to receive the award for her work supporting and caring for visiting seafarers, and for assisting those who are hospitalised or abandoned.

 
She also reported back that A&P received warm commendation from the MNWB who hold the company up as an example of a “caring and responsible Dock authority” for its support of Falmouth Mission, where The Flying Angel Centre is located.

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L to R –  Robert Jones  (Chairman, Merchant Navy Welfare Board),  Penny Phillips, and Captain David Parsons MNM MNI, (Chief Executive, Merchant Navy Welfare Board).