HMS Hurworth makes history at A&P

by tocle on August 9th, 2013 - Comments Off

HMS Hurworth makes history at A&P

HMS Hurworth (M39) made history when she arrived in Falmouth on 9 August 2013, as the only HMS vessel to double berth in the Port.

The Hunt Class, mine countermeasures (MCMV) ship, in Falmouth for a visit, was escorted in by an A&P Falmouth tug.  One of the largest warships ever built of glass reinforced plastic, HMS Hurworth cost £35m to build.  There are 7 other vessels in her Class and all are based at Portsmouth as the Second Mine Countermeasurers Squadron (MCM2).

The HMS Hurworth is seen here next to HMS Enterprise (H88) inside Queens Wharf and RFA Mounts Bay (L3008) on the outside of Queens Wharf.

Double UECC docking for Falmouth

by tocle on August 6th, 2013 - Comments Off

Double UECC docking for Falmouth

UECC has docked a second ship in Falmouth with the arrival of Autostar.  The RoRo vessel docked in Falmouth’s No 3 dock on Tuesday 6 August, hot on the heels of Autosun which docked in No 4 dock on Sunday 4 August.

UECC vessels make 3,000 port calls each year involving 70 different European ports and has a fleet of 23 purpose-built pure car and truck carriers, with vessel loading capacities ranging from 850 to 4500 cars.  The Autostar can carry 2,080 cars and has 710m of car lane, and 16,870 m2 deck area.

Unusually, Falmouth has 3 car carriers in dock at the same time, as Grimaldi’s Grande Benin is also currently occupying Falmouth’s No 2 dock.

UECC brings the Sun to Falmouth

by tocle on August 6th, 2013 - Comments Off

UECC brings the Sun to Falmouth

UECC has returned to Falmouth with their vessel Autosun.  The RoRo vessel docked in Falmouth’s No 4 dock on Sunday 4 August.

The Autosun, built in Japan in 2000, has the capacity to carry 2080 cars and is one of 12 UECC vessels to be built to the highest Ice Class specification 1A.

UECC was formed in 1990 with Headquarters in Oslo.  The  company annually transports 1.5 million cars and vans.

Falmouth says Buongiorno to Grande Benin

by tocle on August 2nd, 2013 - Comments Off

Falmouth says Buongiorno to Grande Benin

A&P Falmouth is delighted to welcome the Grande Benin to Falmouth.  The Grimaldi Lines ro/ro vessel docked in Falmouth on 31st July.

The Italian registered Grande Benin is 210 metres long, and has the capacity to carry 2000 cars or 800 containers.