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Harbour and marine employment sites of strategic importance

Harbour and marine employment sites of strategic importance 30/10/2017

At the October Board meeting, Cowes Harbour Commissioners discussed the three strategic, interlinked harbour and marine employment sites that are currently at various stages of development. These are the Cowes Outer Harbour Project/Venture Quays development in East Cowes, Kingston Marine Park at Whippingham, and Medina Yard in Cowes. Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP) CHC continues to fulfil its commitments to the government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) led Outer Harbour Project and has been ready to deliver Phases 2 and 3 of the harbour infrastructure, a dredged Eastern Channel and extension to the Shrape breakwater, since December 2016. However, the 'Harbour read more

Moorings and accounts job vacancy at Shepards Wharf


16/03/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit a full time Moorings & Accounts Administrator to join our busy team at Shepards Wharf Marina. Ideally, the successful applicant should be experienced in using a range of office software, including email, spreadsheets, and databases. Duties

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‘Respect the Water’ RNLI campaign to reduce drowning


23/02/2016

British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable. You might think that adrenaline sports and rough weather pose the greatest threat, but casual, everyday activities around the coast can cause fatalities. In fact, over 200 people accidentally die each year around our coast; the RNLI want to

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Commissioner recruitment ends soon - your harbour needs YOU!


23/02/2016

We would just like to inform stakeholders that applications for Commissioner vacancies on the Cowes Harbour Board will now close at 1200 on Friday, 4th March 2016. If you are still considering whether to apply, then please read our press release and see our website for further information.

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2016 updates to Cowes General Directions


23/02/2016

A revised set of Cowes Harbour General Directions will come into force on 1st March 2016. The Cowes Safety Management System is reviewed at least annually to ensure Cowes Harbour Commission’s continued compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code; part of this review is an analysis of our

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M2M weather data from the Solent


23/02/2016

Solent yachtsmen will be familiar with the live weather reports from Bramblemet, and now there is another free real-time weather service from the Calshot Spit Light Float.The highly accurate real-time weather data comes from the ABP Southampton managed Calshot Spit Light Float in the Solent, which

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RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners


23/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission has developed an RSS feed to enable wider distribution of Local Notices to Mariners (LNTMs). RSS (or "Really Simple Syndication") is an automated service that delivers the latest content of a website directly to your feed reader. Local yacht clubs and other

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Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!


23/02/2016

The 2016 Solent race marks have now been published by the Solent Cruising and Racing Association (SCRA). The SCRA publishes an annual list of some 150 of the main racing marks in the Solent area. The whole area has been divided into nine zones and each buoy within a zone has a letter or number to

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Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes


05/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission is recruiting a Junior Port Operative for our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team at East Cowes. The successful applicant will work with both the afloat and boatyard teams. Training afloat will be given to become a member of the marine services crew deploying

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Harbour Patrol Officer job vacancy at Cowes


04/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission requires a Harbour Patrol Officer to join our team based at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. Harbour Patrol Officers are on the water to assist and advise mariners. They are a friendly, welcoming and helpful presence in the busy marine environment of the harbour and River

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CHC recruiting Board members


26/01/2016

Four non-executive members are being sought for the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC). The Board is responsible for the strategic oversight of a wide range of activities that are vital to the safe management and economic prosperity of the ‘Trust Port’ of Cowes.Cowes Harbour is currently

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Medina Village workshops go up in flames


27/01/2016

As reported widely in the local and national press, a devastating fire broke out at the Medina Village industrial estate in Cowes on Monday, 25th January. The multi-agency response to the blaze was led by Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue, along with other emergency services from the

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Dredge Licence Application - 02/2016 Royal Yacht Squadron


19/01/2016

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at the Royal Yacht Squadron. Location: Royal Yacht Squadron, The Castle Cowes, IW. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the complete basin and approaches up to the fairway boundary. The final dredge

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Dredge Licence Application 01/2016 Shepards Wharf - Town Quay


05/01/2016

An application has been made for a maintenance dredge licence at Shepards Wharf Marina and approaches and the Town Quay mooring basin. Locations: Shepards Wharf PO31 7HT and Town Quay PO31 7AS Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes Shepards Wharf Marina and the

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CHC responds to IW Council Medina Valley Plan consultation


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) submitted (on 17th December 2015) a formal response to the Isle of Wight Council's Medina Valley Area Action Draft Plan Consultation.The CHC response highlights that in the Commission’s opinion the draft Area Action Plan (AAP) for the Medina Valley provides

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CHC supports Solitaire du Figaro stopover in Cowes


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour is set to host some of the world’s top solo sailors in 2016 when the 47th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in Cowes next June. As many as 40 skippers are expected on the Solitaire start line next year, as a fleet formed of the best ocean racers and ambitious young rookies

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Assistant Harbour Master joins the CHC team


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Kidd who has taken up the new position of Assistant Harbour Master (AHM) at Cowes. The newly created role of Cowes Assistant Harbour Master will provide support to the Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and his Deputy

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Changes to Harbour General Directions


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has completed a review of the current set of Cowes Harbour General Directions, taking into consideration the completion of the new Cowes Breakwater and the requirements of the revised Port Marine Safety Code issued in March 2015. As a result, CHC recommends that

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Christmas and New Year 2016


21/12/2015

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Thursday, 24th December 2015 and re-open at 0900 on Monday, 4th January 2016. During this time all phone calls will be automatically redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted on 01983 297821 between 1000

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Heavy-lift vessel Deo Volente in Cowes Harbour


15/12/2015

The Dutch heavy-lift vessel MV Deo Volente, owned by Hartman Seatrade, entered Cowes Harbour on 14th and 15th December 2015. The Deo Volente is one of the largest ships ever to enter Cowes Harbour with a displacement of 5,486 tonnes and deck cranes, each with a lift capacity of 120 tonnes, which

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Preparations under way for Victoria Marina in East Cowes


07/12/2015

Press release issued today (Monday, 7th November 2015) by the developers of the planned new Victoria Marina in East Cowes: The developers of the new Victoria Marina waterfront in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight have begun preparations for the commencement of the project following the recent

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Dredge Licence Application - 02/2015 East Cowes Marina


03/12/2015

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at East Cowes Marina. Location: East Cowes Marina (ECM), Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the K - L basin and extends south to the M -N basin and

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Strategic planning for the Medina Valley - Isle of Wight


30/11/2015

The marine and maritime sector is central to the economy of the Solent, and it is vital that the retention of adequate waterfront employment sites is prioritised in order for our marine industries to reach their potential. Cowes Harbour Commission’s strategic policies therefore stress the

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