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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

Favourable reviews for Port Handbook


30/04/2014

The 2014-2015 Cowes Port Handbook was published before Easter and has been very well received locally. Copies are now available to pick up throughout Cowes, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy, you can also view a digital version online at COWES.co.uk.We hope you enjoy

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RYA Active Marina scheme success


30/04/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina has recently signed up to the popular RYA Active Marina Programme, and held their first events on 5th April and 12th April with an informative ‘Sea Safety’ talk and a VHF/DSC Radio course, both held at the marina’s on-site restaurant Amabi.Further events are planned, which

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Trinity Landing repairs update


30/04/2014

After extensive consultation and in cooperation with CHC’s suppliers and contractors, work continues on the Trinity Landing pontoons, which have been lifted ashore at Kingston for maintenance. The joints that hold the pontoons together are being modified, and general maintenance is being

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Successful breakwater test modelling


02/04/2014

Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and Iain Roberts, Maritime Engineer at Atkins, were both in attendance at the recent physical modelling tests for the Cowes breakwater, carried out at the specialist Deltares hydrodynamic test centre in Delft, Holland on 20th March. They were joined

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2014 Cowes breakwater construction programme


02/04/2014

Construction of the new detached breakwater for Cowes is set to commence in early May. The initial construction phase will be completed this autumn, at which point the gravel core will be visible approximately 5 metres clear of Low Water spring tides. Following a settlement period, contractors

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Cowes Harbour and the breakwater build


02/04/2014

Cowes Harbour Commissioners are fully committed to working in partnership with breakwater contractors Boskalis Westminster, project managers Atkins, Cowes Clubs and Classes, Cowes Week Limited, Town Councils, and local stakeholders to effectively and safely manage and control any potential impacts

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Cowes Port Handbook 2014-2015 out soon


02/04/2014

STOP PRESS: COWES PORT HANDBOOK 2015-2016 OUT NOW!We are pleased to report that the new edition of the Cowes Port Handbook is on schedule to be distributed before Easter throughout Cowes, around the Island, and in selected mainland locations. The Handbook carries all the usual essential

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Cowes Harbour Fuels open for business as usual


02/04/2014

After recent maintenance, Cowes Harbour Fuels is now open for business as usual. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 1000 to 1600; Friday-Sunday: 0900 to 1700.  If a reasonable quantity of fuel (200+ litres) is required after the normal closing time you may request a

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Units to let at Kingston


02/04/2014

Kingston Marine Services currently has three industrial units available to let in East Cowes. The units benefit from being located in the heart of a thriving boatyard, with access to the River Medina, and close to Red Funnel's East Cowes vehicle ferry terminal.  Unit 3 occupies a total

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Shepards Wharf - helping you enjoy your boating more


02/04/2014

Berth holders at Shepards Wharf Marina, as well as all other CHC mooring licence holders, are being invited to attend a series of workshops this season to help make the best use and get the most value out of their boats. Jock Rafferty, Marina Manager at Shepards Wharf explained: "We are

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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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