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Port Master Plan for Cowes

Port Master Plan for Cowes 22/02/2017
A ‘Port Master Plan’ for Cowes, that aims to address harbour and marine stakeholder development issues, is being proposed by Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and major stakeholders following extensive consultation. Cowes Harbour is renowned as the maritime gateway to the Isle of Wight and is a major contributor to the economy of the whole Island.A key objective in CHC’s Strategic Plan for 2016-21 is the development of a stakeholder driven ‘Port Master Plan’. This is in direct response to feedback from stakeholders on the need for a strategic harbour and marine services development plan, based on the current read more...

Progress on Outer Harbour Project (OHP)

There has been some encouraging progress this month (February 2017) on the Cowes Outer Harbour Project recently with Cowes Harbour Commission able to report that a new provisional timeline has been agreed read more...

Commissioner vacancy

If you would like to help steer a course for Cowes Harbour – then have you considered volunteering as a Harbour Commissioner? Applications are welcomed from all those with an interest in public service read more...

Update on Marine Conservation Zones

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has now embarked on Tranche 3 (the final tranche) of the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designation programme with three MCZs under read more...

New water taxi service for 2017 season

In order to ensure the provision of a cost-effective water taxi service that meets the needs of harbour stakeholders during the 2017 season, CHC has reached an agreement with Cowes Water Taxis Ltd to read more...

Cowes Harbour Handbook 2017-2018 out soon

This year’s Handbook, to be published in time for Easter, will include increased information on Cowes High Street, marine businesses, and events. The publication will have improved distribution in Cowes read more...

Fuel berth maintenance

The Cowes Harbour Fuels storage barge will be slipped at South Boats on 27th February 2017 for her three-yearly inspection. The fuel berth will be open as usual on Saturday, 25th February, but will be read more...

Cowes Week 2017 at Shepards

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina, an affiliate shoreside venue at Cowes Week. Cowes Harbour Commission has today read more...

Make a difference to Cowes! Become a Commissioner

One of our Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Ben Board, has taken the decision to resign due to family and work commitments. In his resignation letter, he commented: “I think the work the Commission do is read more...

How the Harbour Advisory Committee works for you

John Corby has been Chairman of the Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) since last May and here he talks about the CHAC and its relevance to all who live and work in our harbour. “I’m John Corby, read more...

KMS helps Portsmouth prepare for new aircraft carriers

Our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team from East Cowes has recently been involved in preparations at Portsmouth ahead of the arrival of Britain’s new aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful read more...

Harbour maintenance dredging

The maintenance dredge at Shepards Wharf Marina and its fairway approaches is taking place in February as part of a programme of harbour maintenance dredging, which also includes Thetis Wharf, Kingston read more...

Annual moorings in Cowes Harbour for 2017

If you would like to have an annual mooring in Cowes Harbour for 2017, now is a good time to contact our Cowes Harbour Moorings team as we process renewals and mooring changes for the year ahead to read more...

RTI 2017 entries open on 27th January 2017

Entries for the iconic one-day yacht racing extravaganza, the Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, will open at 00.00 on Friday, 27th January.Race Day in 2017 is on read more...

Works Licence Application - Kingston Marine Park

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete dredging, construction and associated works for the proposed Kingston read more...

IW Council announcement on Cowes Chain Ferry

The Isle of Wight Council issued a press release on Tuesday, 20th December regarding changes to the floating bridge (Chain Ferry) over Christmas and the New Year: Residents are being reminded of read more...

Changes to advertised tidal predictions for Cowes

Please note that there have been some changes to how the tide tables are compiled for Cowes. As from 1st January 2017, the Admiralty Tide Tables will give the time of High Water Cowes that corresponds to read more...

Harbour maintenance dredge works 2017

Harbour maintenance dredging will be carried out in the early part of 2017 at Shepards Wharf Marina and approaches, the Town Quay mooring basin, and the Royal Yacht Squadron basin. These maintenance read more...

Christmas and New Year information for Cowes Harbour

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Friday, 23rd December 2016 and re-open at 0900 on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017. Over the Christmas break, all phone calls will be read more...

Annual mooring licence renewals for 2017

All Cowes Harbour licenced annual mooring holders should have received their renewal forms by now; please ensure that these are completed and returned promptly. The deadline for payment of annual read more...

Consultation on MMO Draft South Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) recently announced that a consultation would take place on the Draft South Marine Plan; this is now underway and will close on 27th January 2017. The South read more...




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