"The Commissioners and I would like to thank all harbour stakeholders for their feedback and engagement on the public consultation, which has created some important conversations on Cowes and East Cowes," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh. "After full consideration, Commissioners have decided to suspend the consultation until next year. Please see our press release for more details.
"Meanwhile, CHC has been in discussions with Isle of Wight Fuels, our leaseholders at Kingston Wharf, about the future of their operations and also with the Isle of Wight Council and MP Bob Seely with regard to endeavouring to ensure the supply of fuel to the Island.
"Our marine services team has recently replaced both the East Cardinal mark EC3 and the yellow special mark EC9 in the Eastern Channel with green starboard channel marks. These changes make for improved consistency in the Eastern Channel buoyage and full information can be found in Local Notice to Mariners No. 29 of 2020.
"I would also like to highlight our E-news article on the very real dangers of swimming in the harbour and where it is prohibited, as well as a new poster we are promulgating that emphasises the most important rules (General Directions) for harbour users to be aware of. These will be backed up by new safety signage that will soon be installed at key locations around the harbour."
• Read the 20th August 2020 CHC Newsletter