"Harbour safety remains Cowes Harbour Commission’s highest priority," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
, "alongside ensuring the delivery of our statutory responsibilities and duties according to the Port Marine Safety Code. Ahead of the main 2019 sailing season, may I encourage you to take the time to read our article on safety of navigation, as well as the most recent Notices to Mariners on the new Eastern Channel, and the Chain Ferry clearance depths. These and all current Cowes Local Notices to Mariners can be viewed on our website.
"Meanwhile, I look forward to welcoming our new Deputy Harbour Master Statutory, Jon Howden, who will be joining the CHC team in mid April. You will see from the article about Jon’s appointment, that he is already an Island resident and a keen yachtsman, and I know he is looking forward to his new position and importantly getting around and meeting the harbour users and representatives of the companies, clubs and organisations. I would also like to acknowledge and thank our current and highly respected DHM Statutory Jon Kidd for his contribution to the harbour over the last four years and wish him every success in his future career."
• 29th March 2019 CHC Newsletter