7 Oct 2020

A&P Falmouth will welcome a record number of vessels this October as the facility repairs, refits and maintains nine vessels and all three dry docks are full.

A total of five vessels will use A&P Falmouth’s dry dock facilities, two of which will be double dockings. The German container ship Samskip Express will enter Dock Two for a series of hull repairs from grounding damage, followed by Tarmac’s City of Chichester dredger, which undergoes standard maintenance and repairs each year.

Dock Three will welcome Serco tugs SD Careful and SD Deborah simultaneously for their standard dockings, while Dock Four will play host to Condor Ferries’ Commodore Goodwill as part of its Commercial Partnership Agreement with A&P.

Four vessels - RFA Mounts Bay, HMS Tamar, HMS Trent and P&O Ferries’ Pride of Burgundy - will also undergo refit works, general maintenance and mobile repairs while alongside in Falmouth.

Andrea Sabbion, Business Development Director at A&P Falmouth said: “October will be a very busy month for A&P Falmouth as we have a full house of ships and all aspects of our facility will be in constant operation.

“The arrival of Ro-Ro passenger vessels, container vessels, dredgers, military vessels and tug boats shows the diversity of our expertise and facilities. This also reflects the strength of our order book and a degree of pent up demand caused by the pandemic. Careful pre-planning and schedule management has enabled us to counter some of the challenges of the last few months, particularly in relation to the supply of critical spare parts.

“The team has also adapted quickly to our new stringent HSEQ measures to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 and keep our clients safe. It’s thanks to them that we’ve been able to remain operational for our clients during this time.”

A&P Falmouth is part of A&P Group - a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise which operates seven dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across three strategic locations in the UK.

As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear. High profile projects have included delivering block build fabrication for the Astute Submarine Class, HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers and RRS Sir David Attenborough, as well as fabricating pontoons and sea fastenings for the offshore wind sector.

All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.


SD Careful and SD Deborah double docked v1 Commodore Goodwill Toby 2 v1