The Port of Falmouth is holding a special open day next month.

Run by Falmouth Harbour, with support from the Cornwall Chamber and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMCC), the event on October 13, will offer an insight into the port’s past, present and future.

Falmouth Harbour CEO Miles Carden said: “A core value for our incredible Falmouth Harbour team is a new level of transparency and openness and we want to engage with the community and other stakeholders so everyone can feel pride in our Harbour and understand how we run and manage it safely.

“As part of Maritime UK Week 2022 we are celebrating the work we do to keep our amazing harbour safe and vibrant, showcase the marine industry around it, how we are protecting the environment and attracting new marine technologies that could deliver a bright new future for its communities.”

Cornwall’s marine sector has more than 800 businesses which together employ more than 15,000 people and contribute more than £1 billion to Cornwall’s GDP. More than 40% of Cornwall’s marine businesses are based at the Port of Falmouth, making it the beating heart at the centre of the Cornwall marine economy.

The day will launch Falmouth Harbour’s part in OpenSkies Cornwall – a major project preparing Cornwall for the future of drones, which has already seen the first mail, essential PPE and Covid test kits flown to remote communities, in partnership with Royal Mail and the NHS.

In a presentation and debate, Falmouth Harbour’s environment manager, Vicki Spooner, and a panel of experts will be looking at Falmouth’s marine environment and the range of initiatives currently underway and planned – including the restoration of seagrass and maerl beds and improving water quality within the Harbour.

There will also be an opportunity for a behind the scenes look at Pendennis Shipyard, as it approaches its 35th birthday.

For details of the full itinerary on Falmouth Harbour’s first open day at NMMC, click here.