by tocle on March 14th, 2013 - Comments Off
The 8,026 dwt tanker Bomar Sedna, built in 2008 and technically Managed by Bernard Schulte of Cyprus has sailed from Falmouth after refit. Work included the vessel’s first special survey, box cooler overhauls and repairs, chain locker modifications and main engine overhaul. The vessel arrived mid-February and sailed on 2 March following successful engine and sea trials.
by tocle on March 12th, 2013 - Comments Off
Following discussions between A&P Management and local fishermen and boat owners in Falmouth, often carried out in the Chain Locker (a popular local hostelry), A&P Falmouth has fixed a windsock to its massive Bailey crane, which operates between its No 3 & No 4 dock, to assist local fishermen to gauge the wind direction and sea conditions before leaving the port. The job of fitting the sock was not for the light-hearted, as the Bailey crane (No 28) stands some 45.5 metres above the ground. The wind sock needed the skills of the Service and Ironyard departments and one of the yard’s mobile cranes which itself has a reach of over 50m. The Bailey crane, now famous on the Falmouth skyline, was erected in the Docks in 2004 and can lift 60 tons
by tocle on March 4th, 2013 - Comments Off
Falmouth has 34 cruise calls already confirmed in 2013, including a visit from The World in July.
The World (Residences at Sea) is infact not a cruise ship. It is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Every home onboard is fully owned by a Resident, and the Residents own the ship. The average age onboard is 64, with 35% under 50, and the community is comprised of 130 families from 19 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and South Africa.
The World continuously circumnavigates the globe on an itinerary selected by the Resident community through a voting process. Falmouth is therefore naturally delighted that the Residents have voted to return again, following their successful visit in 2011.