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26th February 2020 CHC Newsletter

26th February 2020 CHC Newsletter

26 February 2020
"Safety is and will always remain Cowes Harbour Commission’s No. 1 priority," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh, "and therefore this month’s E-newsletter leads on two important safety articles and the proposed introduction of permanent General Directions for commercial vessels navigating in restricted visibility.

"CHC has been advertising for two new Commissioners to serve on our independent Board and I’m pleased to report we have received a good number of high calibre applications. Following a shortlisting period, interviews will be held with our selection panel in mid-March. This year’s Commissioner selection panel is led by CHC Chairman David Riley, who will be joined by stakeholder representative Joanna Daly, Wight Shipyard Company’s Chief Operating Officer, and independent member Gillian Dale, Chair of the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Bench. We would like to thank both Joanna Daly and Gillian Dale for kindly agreeing to sit on our selection committee.

"Meanwhile, CHC has welcomed the excellent news from UKSA of a $1.9m donation recently received by the charity. You can read about this fantastic donation and what it means to UKSA in our E-newsletter. At the same time, CHC is working with UKSA and stakeholders on the replacement slipway project in East Cowes. In the interim, CHC and Red Funnel have been pleased to assist UKSA in the provision of three moorings to be laid in the Shrape Watersports Area, which will reduce the number of trips of towed dinghies carrying students onboard through our busy harbour."

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