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Outer Harbour Project update

Outer Harbour Project update 12/10/2018

Stakeholders who attended our Annual Public Meeting in the spring may remember that Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) gave a commitment to report on and confirm the situation and proposed next stages of the Outer Harbour Project (OHP) by the end of the summer. CHC is now in a position to provide this update on recent developments, as promised. CHC delivered a detailed briefing on the OHP to the Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) at its September meeting. Key stakeholder organisations including the Isle of Wight Council, Cowes and East Cowes Town Councils, and Bob Seely MP have also received the update. In summary, CHC has continued negotiations with the developer Victoria Quay Estate read more

Works Licence 04 of 2013: UKSA Pontoon and Pier Replacement Project


08/10/2013

Works Licence 04 of 2013 has been approved to enable the replacement of the pontoons, piles and pier at their base located in the Whitegates area of the River Medina. Works are scheduled to commence in early October and will be conducted using the piling barge ‘Walcon Wizard’. The project

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Cowes breakwater delivery (updated January 2014)


30/09/2013

NB. For the latest information, read Cowes Local Notices to Mariners and visit the Cowes Breakwater Project section. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to be in a position to publish a preliminary timeline for the construction of the new Cowes breakwater. Final ground

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'Frequently asked Questions' on the Cowes Breakwater Project (updated September 2013)


27/09/2013

NB. For all the latest information, read Cowes Local Notices to Mariners and visit the Cowes Breakwater Project section.You can now read a selection of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ regarding the new Cowes breakwater and other aspects of the proposed harbour infrastructure

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Works progress in Cowes Harbour


28/08/2013

Work is well underway this week in Cowes Harbour on ground investigations of the seabed which will provide important geotechnical data to each of the five short-listed companies competing to win the prestigious contract for the construction of the new Cowes breakwater.Harbour Master at Cowes,

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Love Where You Sail!


01/08/2013

Once again The Green Blue has teamed up with the Environment Agency to tackle diffuse pollution, this time encouraging boaters to think about how and where they discharge their black water.In concentrated amounts and in poor flushing areas, black water from boats can cause a number of problems,

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Works Licence - 03/2013


26/07/2013

An application has been approved for a scheme of works to be carried out at the site of the proposed Kingston Marine Park. Location: Kingston (see Kingston Marine Works location 2) Description of the Proposed Work: The plan proposes the construction of a new hoist dock and 75m

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Cowes breakwater backed by government investment


11/07/2013

Plans to enhance Cowes’ reputation as an international sailing destination have been backed by an agreement by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to invest more than £3m in major infrastructure improvements. The HCA is to invest £3.16m in the Cowes Harbour Commission’s proposals to

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Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics


02/07/2013

Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics (Marine Flares) MGN 419 M+F a) It is an offence to fire distress-signal pyrotechnics on land, in harbour or at sea for either testing purposes, practice or as fireworks (whether the pyrotechnics are out of date or not); b) It is an offence to dump

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Cruise ships coming to Cowes


31/05/2013

Cowes is happy to welcome the following six cruise ships this season. Hamburg: 14th May, Hanseatic: 31st May, Deutchland: 7th June, Columbus: 23rd August, Europa: 4th September, Albatross: 16th September. The vessels will anchor in Cowes Roads and bring

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Works Licence 02 of 2013


16/04/2013

An application has been approved for piling works to be carried put at the Island Sailing Club.Location: Island Sailing Club. Description of the Work: Extract and replace five number 457mm diametre piles at the Island Sailing Club and re-install the pontoon. Works to commence

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Help steer a course for Cowes Harbour


28/02/2013

Application and details for the latest Commissioner role for Cowes Harbour Authority. Like all Trust Ports, Cowes Harbour is an independent statutory body run by a board of trustees. It was established as a trust under the Cowes Harbour Act 1897 and is a commercially run organisation which is

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Dredge/Works Licence Application – 01/2013


22/01/2013

An application has been approved for the maintenance dredge licence at East Cowes Marina (ECM). Location: East Cowes Marina, Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the D & E basin and extends

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Support the Cowes Breakwater Project


13/08/2012

Cowes Harbour Commission is ready to deliver: As many of you know, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has been working to deliver an Outer Harbour breakwater, providing East Cowes and Cowes (together ‘Cowes’) with a true, sheltered harbour. We were doing this in partnership with the Regional

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Cowes appoints Olympic design champions


25/06/2012

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) have announced that Atkins, engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Games, has been officially appointed to project manage the procurement of the harbour infrastructure elements of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (COHP). The principal component of

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Modified - Proposed Town Quay developments


19/03/2012

Cowes Harbour Commission would like to bring to your attention the modified proposal, this has been designed after considering comments raised following the original consultation. The orginal consultation included the wider public and the Cowes Harbour Advisory Commitee. The main changes

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Works Licence application - 01/2012


08/03/2012

Construction of new dock rear of Alexandra House, 19 Birmingham Road, Cowes. Please see below an application for a Works Licence for the creation of a new dock to the rear of Alexandra House, Cowes. The scheme was granted planning permission in November last year under reference

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The use of Red Diesel within UK territorial waters


01/03/2012

With the publication on 20th February 2012 of HMRC's consultation documents on the purchase of Red Diesel for use in propelling private pleasure craft, the RYA has entered into the debate saying that the proposals present a real problem for recreational boaters. Under the HMRC proposals,

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Spotlight on Kingston Marine Services


24/02/2012

Kingston Marine Services is at the heart of Cowes Harbour Commission’s port operations. For many years the team have provided mooring solutions, buoy deployment and management, towage and salvage in the Medina and close environs.In recent years we have diversified our operations with the purchase

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Cowes bound cargo vessel Swanland sinks in the Irish Sea


28/11/2011

The Swanland cargo ship broadcast a Mayday signal at 0200 on Sunday morning when its hull cracked in storm force conditions, 20 miles northwest of Llyn peninsula in north Wales. The vessel and its Russian crew of eight were on route to Cowes with a cargo of limestone.Rescue ships and helicopters

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Works Licence application for a sheet piled wall at Britannia House


18/11/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission is advertising a Works Licence application for the construction of a sheet piled wall backfilled with dredged ballast with an overlay of a reinforced, 200mm of concrete slab. Works Licence application No W03/11. Location: Britannia House, 9 Fountain Quay, Cowes, PO31

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Proposed Town Quay developments


11/10/2011

At its September Board meeting, Cowes Harbour Commission reviewed initial designs for the creation of new visitor pontoons in the Town Quay basin to increase the harbour's short-stay mooring capacity.In considering the development, Commissioner's recognised the increasing year-on-year demand for

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Proposed plans for Shepards Wharf Marina


03/11/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission has approved a major redevelopment of the existing “Sugar Store” on the north side of Shepards Wharf Marina. It is intended that this will complement the existing facilities at Shepards Wharf providing new workshop units and office space for local businesses as well as a

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