There were difficult farewells this morning as RFA Argus, a medical ship with a fully-equipped 100-bed hospital on board, prepared to leave Falmouth on its mission to help Ebola victims.
Here's a short clip from the dockside.
RFA Argus, a medical ship with a fully-equipped 100-bed hospital on board, will leave Falmouth today on its way to Sierra Leone, to help Ebola victims.
The ship is packed with food, medical equipment and thousands of bottles of water and has a state of the art casualty unit but Ebola patients won't be brought on board because of the risk of transmission.
The RFA Argus is preparing to leave Falmouth for Sierra Leone where it will help in the battle against the spread of the Ebola virus.
It will transport 750 servicemen and women and three Merlin helicopters to help support training and treatment centres.
It will also be equipped with 100 beds including a critical care unit.
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More than 750 military personnel are being sent to West Africa to help in the efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak.
The announcement comes as the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the US, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died in hospital in Texas. The World Health Organisation has warned that sporadic cases in Europe are now "unavoidable."
It's understood RFA Argus will also be sent to Sierra Leone, along with three helicopters.
Falmouth's National Maritime Museum has been named the most family-friendly museum in Britain. There were six finalists in the competition organised by the charity 'Kids in Museums'. All of them were secretly visited by families during the judging process. The attraction has also been named Cornwall's Best Museum.
The RNLI says it's still having to respond to numerous call outs - despite the holiday season coming to end.
Falmouth's Lifeboat has reported it has been called out on six occasions in the last nine days - with shouts ranging from searching for a missing person to towing yachts to safety.
The organisers of this year's Tall Ships Regatta say the event is thought to have brought in around £8.5m to the Cornish economy. More than 70,000 people visited the Regatta site at Falmouth Docks during the first three days and over 100,000 people took to the water on boats.
Organisers of the Tall Ships regatta in Falmouth are working out how much the event benefitted Cornwall. More than 200,000 people are thought to have visited the event over the past four days, which ended in yesterday's spectacular parade of sail involving 44 vessels.
I think that's the largest florilla I've ever seen and I've done a number of these events in the past that have been well attended but I think we certainly broke all records with the number of leisure craft that were joining in.
44 tall ships which have spent the last few days in Falmouth set off this afternoon for a race to Greenwich. Organisers of the event say its has been a huge success and has brought millions of pounds to the local economy. Steve Hardy reports.