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Cowes Harbour Commission signs contract for 9m Patrol RIB

Cowes Harbour Commission signs contract for 9m Patrol RIB 11/01/2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission are pleased to announce they have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB.The new vessel, designed in conjunction with Medtec Design of East Cowes, meets the criteria of being designed and built on the Isle of Wight.The 9m Patrol RIB is to be constructed of aluminium to a heavy duty specification and will feature a flush deck with a track system for mounting additional seating or to allow reconfiguration to carry stores and equipment to the outer reaches of the harbour and beyond.A single Volvo Penta D4 engine and Hamilton HJ274 water jet will propel the vessel to 30 knots in light conditions. 500mm ‘D’ read more

Repair works to Kingston Wharf


02/04/2014

Refurbishment of the commercial shipping wharfage at Cowes Harbour Commission's (CHC) Kingston site in East Cowes is underway with the aim of repairing and protecting this valuable infrastructure for years to come. Prestec UK Ltd, specialists in structural concrete repairs, were appointed by CHC

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Position of Harbour Commissioner


11/03/2014

Cowes Harbour is a Trust Port and the statutory harbour authority for Cowes Harbour. CHC also provides moorings and marine services on a competitive commercial basis. The Commission is managed by an independent board of nine Commissioners and a Harbour Master/Chief Executive Officer. The

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Cowes Harbour Fuels to close for maintenance (5th -15th March)


17/03/2014

Cowes Harbour Fuels will close on Wednesday, 5th March until Saturday, 15th March whilst the fuel storage barge is slipped at East Cowes. The barge is slipped every three years and new hull coatings applied. CHC apologise for any inconvenience, however, Lallow’s Boatyard, 50m south of the Yacht

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Construction of the Cowes breakwater set to start at Easter


28/02/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (28th February 2014) appointed Boskalis Westminster to undertake construction of the new £7 million detached breakwater for Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The construction of the new breakwater will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase, creating

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Vacancies on CHC Board of Commissioners


28/02/2014

Forthcoming vacancies on the CHC Board of Commissioners offer a valuable opportunity for individuals who wish to contribute to the local community and to the strategic direction and management of the important port of Cowes. CHC has two Commissioners reaching the end of their second term of

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CHC pledges support for Cowes Etchells event


28/02/2014

At Cowes Harbour Commission’s February Board Meeting, it was unanimously agreed to support this summer’s inaugural International Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes. This exciting, new fleet racing event for the Etchells Class is being run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club in conjunction with the

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Support for Destination Cowes


29/01/2014

Cowes Harbour Master, Capt. Stuart McIntosh was amongst those present at a well attended meeting held at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on 17th January, which was called with the aim of bringing the Etchells World Championships back to Cowes in 2016. Organised by Cowes Business

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Dredge/Works Licence Application – 01/2014


27/01/2014

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at Cowes Yacht Haven (CYH). Location: Cowes Yacht Haven, Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BD. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the North basin and parts of

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Textbook response to Kahu salvage


14/11/2013

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) can report that the intricate operation to salvage the burnt and sunken 70 foot, 114 ton superyacht Kahu from the riverbed in East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight, has been completed successfully after a great team effort.The technical and logistical challenges of safely

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CHC announces timeline for Kahu salvage operation


11/11/2013

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the proposed salvage operation timeline for the recovery and disposal of the motor yacht Kahu from the seabed at East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight. Activity at the scene continues around the clock with response teams from Adler and Allan, leaders in

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Kahu salvage update


09/11/2013

After the loss earlier this week of the yacht Kahu in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, a salvage group, lead by Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), has started the process of recovering the vessel. Ensuring safety and pollution control are the primary objectives and a coordination meeting was

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Kahu - CHC focus now on recovery


09/11/2013

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is co-ordinating the recovery of the motor yacht Kahu from the river bed in East Cowes, and the ensuing environmental clean-up operation, following a devastating fire onboard the yacht which resulted in the vessel foundering on Tuesday night, 5th November. The

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CHC responds to motor yacht fire in East Cowes


06/11/2013

The loss of the luxury motor yacht Kahu, a 23 metre vessel that caught fire and subsequently sank whilst moored at East Cowes Marina on Tuesday afternoon, 5th November, has been widely reported locally. The fire took hold onboard the Kahu just after 1300 and the incident was attended by the Fire,

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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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