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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

'Love Where You Sail' 2015


02/12/2015

As part of The Green Blue's Love Where You Sail initiative, in partnership with the Environment Agency and local harbours and marinas in the Solent area, The Green Blue are promoting an online survey to help them understand current behaviours and attitudes of boaters towards the disposal of

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A welcoming place for all our winter visitors!


30/11/2015

The Medina Estuary is a haven for some of Europe’s rarest and most vulnerable migratory birds and the winter months are a great time to see them. The estuary’s mudflats, saltmarsh and surrounding land form part of a network of important and protected wetland sites around the Solent. The visiting

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Cowes Breakwater Project November 2015 report


30/11/2015

As reported in our newsletter last month, contractors Boskalis Westminster have finished the rock armouring of the new Cowes Breakwater. The removal of surplus gravel material to the north of the breakwater has been delayed due to the requirement for contractors to obtain a new MMO (Marine

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Successful salvage on the River Medina


30/11/2015

On 4th November 2015, a 20 metre converted wooden trawler foundered on her mooring at Medham, opposite Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site on the River Medina.Having been involved in the initial multi-agency response with the RNLI and Coastguard to establish the boat owner’s safety and

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Cowes RNLI shout to sunken trawler on River Medina


04/11/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission patrol launches can often be found working with the Cowes RNLI lifeboat when incidents occur around the harbour or on the River Medina. The following report has just been issued by Cowes RNLI:Fears that someone was trapped aboard a sunken ship lead to the hurried launching

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Cowes Breakwater rock armouring complete


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to report that contractors Boskalis Westminster have completed the installation of rock armour layers to the new detached Cowes Breakwater. Five navigation light beacons have now been instated along the crest of the breakwater, details of which can be

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New transport link from Cowes to Portsmouth


28/10/2015

A new Cowes to Portsmouth high-speed foot passenger ferry route is due to be launched on 5th November 2015 by Scoot Ferries Ltd, operating from Trinity Landing in Cowes and arriving to the Millennium Pontoon at The Town Camber, Portsmouth. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master at Cowes said:

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Winter water taxis in Cowes Harbour


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has been notified by Sally Water Taxis that they will not be operating a service over the winter period, as from 1st November 2015. As a result, the Commission will continue to provide a water taxi service to CHC moorings throughout the winter months, between the hours of

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Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher


26/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of Horizon Publishing Ltd and True Angle Editorial to take on responsibility for the publication of the Cowes Port Handbook. Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 26th October) named Hampshire-based Horizon Publishing Ltd and

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Breakwater site visit for Advisory Committee


29/09/2015

Members of the Harbour Advisory Committee paid a site visit to the new Cowes Breakwater today (Tuesday, 29th September), to get a close-up view of the 350-metre long structure and learn about the construction process from contractor Boskalis Westminster. Ben Willows, Chairman of the Advisory

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Make that a double - Vector Martini wins 2015 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat Race


29/09/2015

On what has to be one of the most perfect Cowes Torquay Powerboat Races in the 55-year history of the event, it was stunning to see these magnificent machines racing once more from the start line outside the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Fantastic race conditions soon sorted the field as the

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Cowes Harbour news round-up September 2015


29/09/2015

Here’s a round-up of other news from Cowes Harbour and beyond. • Solent Protection Society visit to Cowes Harbour On 22nd September, 56 members of the Solent Protection Society visited Cowes on their annual ‘away day’, to learn about recent changes in the harbour and proposed

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How the Island was formed


29/09/2015

The rich and varied history of the Medina Valley is a source of great interest to many of us who live and work here and also for the large number of visitors to the Island. The focus of interest in the Medina is often its maritime heritage and the long history of sailing, so this month we decided

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Cowes Harbour welcomes visit from living naval history


04/09/2015

The replica of Peter the Great’s first warship, the frigate Shtandart, originally built in 1703 in St Petersburg, will be visiting Cowes Harbour from 4th to 6th September. The Shtandart will be moored at Trinity Landing in Cowes from 1800 on Friday evening, 4th September and remain there for the

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Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Races preview


04/09/2015

The British Powerboat Racing Club will again be running the annual Cowes - Torquay - Cowes Powerboat Race on Sunday, 6th September 2015. This year the race will start across the Royal Yacht Squadron line with some 15 -20 Marathon class offshore powerboats crossing the harbour entrance and roaring

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Cowes Breakwater rock barge timetable


02/09/2015

The final stages of works on the Cowes Breakwater are in progress with Cowes Harbour Commission’s contractors Boskalis Westminster now in the process of completing the placement of rock armour layers. CHC would like to bring your attention to the current timetable below showing planned rock barge

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A trip aboard the Cowes Harbour Commission safety patrol


27/08/2015

It’s just after 10am on the Wednesday of Cowes Week 2015, writes Chris Riddet. On the water, hundreds of yachts are waiting for their class starts. Red Funnel ferries are coming and going, pleasure vessels are carrying out harbour cruises, and Cowes is of course a commercial port, so cargo ships

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Cowes Week 2015 daily video highlights


10/08/2015

Here you can watch daily video highlights from the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta taking place from Saturday, 8th to Saturday, 15th August 2015. You can also visit the LiveStream page to replay over 40 hours of streaming video from the 2015 event. In addition, listen online

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Breakwater construction summer to autumn 2015


03/08/2015

Following on from the recent Breakwater Project Review, contractors Boskalis Westminster mobilised at the end of July for the last stage of the Cowes Breakwater build, which will be completed in October 2015. This involves a final reshaping of the breakwater’s gravel core, bringing sections into

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Enjoy a safe Cowes Week 2015


03/08/2015

Racing at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 regatta starts this Saturday, 8th Augustand in advance of the regatta we recommend that all competitors and boat owners coming to Cowes take note of the following to ensure a safe and enjoyable week for you and your crew. Cowes Week

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Cowes Week regatta preview


03/08/2015

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week takes place this year from Saturday, 8th to 15th August and will feature an exciting and diverse blend of competitive sailing as well as a strong social scene. Offering a breathtaking combination of colour and spectacle, it is a summer highlight for residents

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Hollywood star Kaskelot visits Cowes


03/08/2015

The three-masted barque Kaskelot, a celebrated star of numerous films, is visiting Cowes Harbour until Sunday, 9th August. Kaskelot was originally built in Denmark in 1948 by renowned shipyard J Ring Anderson at Svenborg to carry supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland.

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