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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...

Red Funnel and Medina Yard planning applications

Red Funnel - East Cowes planning application: The recent refusal of Red Funnel’s East Cowes planning application has been widely reported in the local media. Cowes Harbour Commission’s position on the read more...

2016 calendar of events for Cowes Harbour

The 2016 calendar of events for Cowes Harbour highlights some of the new regattas, visiting class championships and key annual events taking place in Cowes this year. We will continue to add more read more...

Cowes Outer Harbour Project public meeting

The Chairman Designate of Cowes Harbour Commission, David Riley, extends an invitation to all harbour users to attend a ‘Public Presentation & Review of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project’ on Thursday, read more...

Red Funnel ferry mechanical issue in Cowes Harbour

The Red Funnel ferry MV Red Osprey, with 103 passengers and 19 crew onboard, suffered a technical problem when entering Cowes Harbour at approximately 1500 yesterday (Wednesday, 13th April). The Red read more...

Fuel berth Operative sought

Cowes Harbour Commission is seeking a proactive and flexible person to provide part-time cover at our river fuel berth throughout the year. Hours are limited to 1-2 days per week plus holiday cover. The read more...

New season - new Port Handbook - now in Cowes

As we write, the exciting new-look Cowes Port Handbook 2016-2017 is hot off the press and being distributed to numerous outlets around Cowes, East Cowes and other key Island locations. The Cowes Port read more...

Cowes Breakwater pre-season news

Harbour users and visitors to Cowes this season will notice that the exclusion zone in place during construction of the new detached breakwater has now been removed. The permanent navigational aids read more...

Harbour Advisory Committee welcomes new Chairman John Corby

At the recent Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) meeting on 4th March, stakeholder representatives voted unanimously for John Corby to take on the role of Chairman from Ben Willows who has stood down read more...

Cowes Inner Fairway realigned

Cowes Harbour fairway buoys Nos. 2A and 4 have been realigned to make full use of the available depth of water and in order to widen the Inner Fairway to ease navigation by providing a straight line from read more...

New Green Guide on how to install a holding tank

If you have ever considered retrofitting a holding tank, but were unsure of where to start, take a look at a new guide from The Green Blue. ‘The Green Guide to Holding Tank Installation’ provides advice read more...

Chain Ferry to close for annual inspection

The Isle of Wight Council reports that the Cowes to East Cowes Chain Ferry will be out of service from 0830 on Tuesday, 29th March 2016, for its annual inspection.It is expected that the service will read more...

Introducing The Sugar Store - waterside Events Centre

Opening this spring for its first full season as an Events Centre, Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to introduce “The Sugar Store” at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Newly read more...

Moorings and accounts job vacancy at Shepards Wharf

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 read more...

‘Respect the Water’ RNLI campaign to reduce drowning

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 read more...

Commissioner recruitment ends soon - your harbour needs YOU!

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 read more...

2016 updates to Cowes General Directions

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 read more...

M2M weather data from the Solent

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 read more...

RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners

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 read more...

Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!

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 read more...

Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes

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. read more...

Harbour Patrol Officer job vacancy at Cowes

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 read more...

CHC recruiting Board members

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 read more...




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