Sister Reefers arrive in Falmouth

by tocle on June 26th, 2013 - Comments Off

Sister Reefers arrive in Falmouth

The sister vessels Marbella Carrier & Murcia Carrier  have arrived in Falmouth.  The reefers, 136m long x 22m beam and 9357dwt,  built in 1995, have docked for a mix of work including full blast and paint (underwater and topsides), tailshaft removal,  bow thruster removal, hydraulic and electric motor overhauls, and  pipework renewals

 

Photo: Marbella Carrier in No 2 dock – Copyright: David Barnicoat

A&P Sponsors TITAN the Robot at Greenpower Day

by tocle on June 25th, 2013 - Comments Off

A&P Sponsors TITAN the Robot at Greenpower Day

For the second year running A&P Falmouth sponsored the Cornwall College Greenpower Regional heats, held at St Mawgan Airfield, Newquay.

The annual event, which involved over 1500 pupils from 60 primary schools, was held on 20th June with 70 electric cars, designed and built by children, taking to the race track.  The competition incorporates maths, engineering, physics, design, marketing, problem solving and communication into the school curriculum.

A&P provided assistance with stewarding and sponsored TITAN the Robot.  TITAN the Robot is an entertainment concept unlike anything else on earth and has appeared at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the UK premier of iRobot and Real Steel. Titan has also worked alongside superstars including Will.i.am, Rihanna, Will Smith and Jackie Chan and has travelled the world.

Rachel Penhaligon, Liaison Officer, Cornwall College Business, said: “Titan was amazing and really ‘wowed’ the children and adults alike!  They were all buzzing.  Also, the A&P helpers were so supportive of the event, as always.  THANK YOU for all the support A&P has given to the Greenpower project”.

The Pride of Falmouth

by tocle on June 21st, 2013 - Comments Off

The Pride of Falmouth

A&P Falmouth’s towage fleet was recently captured on film steaming out of Falmouth.

Two of the tugs were built in 1968 in Germany,  and were originally called the Komet and the Kipklop.  New Cornish names were chosen and they became Percuil (meaning narrow creek in Cornish) and Ankorva (meaning safe anchorage in Cornish and Welsh).  Both tugs are tractor tugs and use Voith Schneider propulsion.

The St Piran (named after the Patron Saint of Cornwall), was formerly named the Hallgarth and has a top speed of 10 knots. St Piran is A&P Falmouth’s fastest and most powerful tug, with 20.5 tonnes of bollard pull.  The 28 metre vessel is also incredibly manoeuvrable thanks to twin multi-directional propulsion units instead of a conventional rudder. Thanks to Captain David Barnicoat, Senior Port Pilot for the photograph.

Photo:  Copyright: David Barnicoat Left to Right: Percuil, St Piran and Ankorva.

Chinese Visit for A&P Falmouth

by tocle on June 20th, 2013 - Comments Off

Chinese Visit for A&P Falmouth

Peter Child, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth, hosted a visit by Zhejiang International Maritime College, China, on Friday 7 June.

A brief presentation in A&P Falmouth’s Boardroom was followed by a tour of the shipyard, with a pure blue sky showcasing the yard on a perfect day.

The students and their Director, Chen Songhua, were in Falmouth on an exchange visit arranged by Falmouth Marine School’s Head of College, David Stedman

 

Photo: Left to Right:  Peter Child, Chen Songhua Director of Zhejiang International Maritime College & David Stedman, Falmouth Marine School.