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Ship From Ebola Zone Due In Falmouth

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7:00am 21st October 2014

A ship from ebola-hit Sierra Leone is heading to Falmouth.

The Gypsum Centennial is due into the docks for a two week refit next month.

The cargo carrier will arrive in November for one million pounds worth of work.

The captain will be asked whether any of his crew is unwell before it is allowed in and officials insist there is no risk to the workforce or to the town.

It comes after its sister ship underwent work back in June without a problem.

Peter Child from A&P told ITV's The Westcountry Tonight: "It will obviously cross people's minds but, just like everywhere else in the UK, we're following government guidelines.

"If it's safe to fly in from Africa then it's obviously safe to come in by ship.

"As we understand it ebola is transferred by bodily fluids, so long as there's no contact and as long as you follow all the precautions. All these ships are fully aware of what is happening out in Africa."

Only a few days ago the docks were loading supplies onto RFA Argus, whose Cornish crew are on their way to Sierra Leone with orders to try to stop the killer disease spreading.

7:00am 21st October 2014

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