May 16, 2024 Press Statement: Fire at Cockwells’ Production Facility in Ponsharden

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding Ltd, which is based at Mylor Creek Boatyard, but also operates from two satellite sites at Ponsharden, between Falmouth and Penryn, confirms that a fire broke out at its production facility at the former Vospers site (not at its new South West Shipyard across the road) in the early hours of the morning of Thursday 16 May 2024.

 

Noone was harmed in the incident but multiple crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service attended to tackle the blaze, supported by Devon & Cornwall Police.

 

The fire is now extinguished, hotspots are being monitored and the damage is being assessed.

 

“We are immensely grateful to the fire crews who attended and the swift action of all the emergency services,” said Cockwells’ Managing Director, Dean Short. “We will now work with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the fire and will issue further communications when more is known.”

16.05.2024 Press Statement: Fire at Cockwells’ Production Facility in Ponsharden
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