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Dredged Eastern Channel opens in Cowes Harbour

Dredged Eastern Channel opens in Cowes Harbour 29/03/2019

New navigation channel to bring improvements to harbour safety. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has completed the delivery of a new, dredged Eastern Channel, in line with the Commission’s priority and overriding responsibility for navigational safety and strategic objective to deliver improvements to harbour access. Cowes Harbour is a Trust Port, designated and recognised by the Department for Transport, and as such, these dredging works are considered a stakeholder dividend project under the Government’s guidance. The dredging works to construct the Eastern Channel were commenced in January 2019 by CHC’s contractor Jenkins Marine, and the project completed on time and as planned, read more

Meet CHC’s new DHM – Jonathan Howden


29/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission, harbour authority for the Isle of Wight’s main commercial, ferry and internationally renowned yachting port, Cowes, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Howden to the position of Deputy Harbour Master - Statutory. Jon will assist the Harbour Master with the

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Local organisations join forces to promote the Medina Valley


29/03/2019

An exciting new brand has been launched for the Medina Valley to position the area as a diverse, accessible and naturally beautiful destination. A vibrant logo has been created and useful information compiled to celebrate the unique characteristics of the area. Medina Valley is made up of six

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HANSEATIC Nature cruises to Cowes - cancelled


27/03/2019

STOP PRESS: Sadly, the HANSEATIC Nature will not come to Cowes on April 17th. The new ship’s delivery from the shipyard was delayed and Hapag Lloyd have had to cancel the maiden voyage and subsequent cruise to Cowes.THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDThe first voyage of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ newly

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Invitation to tender for publication of Cowes Harbour Handbook


25/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission, in line with our governance policies is tendering for a publisher for the annually produced Cowes Harbour Handbook. The Cowes Harbour Handbook is the official, definitive guide to Cowes Harbour, the River Medina, Cowes and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with a

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Cowes announces 2019 cruise season


05/03/2019

Seven cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour and four maiden callsCowes Harbour Commission is extremely pleased to announce that Cowes, Isle of Wight, has seven cruise ship calls booked for 2019, including four inaugural calls from some of the world’s premium luxury cruise lines. The Cowes cruise

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Prize giving celebrates Landmark Design Competition winners


05/03/2019

A prize giving ceremony was held at the Sir Max Aitken Museum, Cowes on 1st March to recognise, celebrate and reward the creativity of Island secondary school students who took part in Cowes Harbour Commission’s Landmark Design Competition. The event was attended by teachers and students from four

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Eastern Channel dredging news update


05/03/2019

The dredging works to construct a new Eastern Channel for Cowes have been completed by CHC’s contractor Jenkins Marine. Bed levelling has been carried out to flatten the base of the trench, and the Channel is now due to be surveyed, although the exact timing of this is weather dependent. Following

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New Harbour Assist software


05/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission will be launching a new customer accounts system within the next few days. The new Cloud based harbour and marina management software, Harbour Assist, will bring substantial benefits to both customers and staff by streamlining the running of our business. In switching to a

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Waterfront storage land to let


05/03/2019

Commercial land at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is available for rent at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned waterfront site. The area for rental measures 1.5 acres and benefits from all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. Kingston Wharf is located on the eastern bank of

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Judges charmed by the Sound of the Sea


31/01/2019

A Natural Response Wins Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition A sculpture design inspired by the Isle of Wight’s seaside heritage, natural beauty and the seascape and shore sculptures of the great 20th century British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth has won the competition to produce a

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Make a difference to your local harbour - become a Commissioner


31/01/2019

Opportunity to volunteer as a Harbour Commissioner at Cowes. Cowes Harbour is now recruiting for two non-executive Commissioners to join the Board, offering a great opportunity for interested local individuals to make a tangible and valuable contribution to the work of the harbour. We

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Construction operations for Red Funnel lay-by berth


31/01/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission has issued dredging and works licences to Red Funnel granting permission for construction operations to commence on the new Red Funnel lay-by berth at East Cowes. This follows the relevant approvals having been accorded to Red Funnel by the Marine Management Organisation

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Exciting opportunity at CHC - Deputy Harbour Master vacancy


31/01/2019

Our current Deputy Harbour Master Jon Kidd will soon be moving on to pastures new and a fantastic opening has arisen for a Deputy Harbour Master (DHM) and Pilot at Cowes, the Isle of Wight’s main commercial, ferry and internationally renowned yachting port. Working with Cowes Harbour Commission as

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Cowes Harbour Commission signs contract for 9m Patrol RIB


11/01/2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission are pleased to announce they have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB. The new vessel, designed in conjunction with Medtec Design of East Cowes, meets the criteria of being designed and built on the

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Mooring licence renewals 2019


20/12/2018

Invitations to annual mooring holders to renew their mooring for 2019 were sent out in November and we would be grateful if you could please return the annual licence renewal form as soon as possible. Please note that annual mooring renewal payments are due by Wednesday, 2nd January 2019. A

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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 opening times


20/12/2018

See below for Cowes Harbour Office, Shepards Marina, Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, and Fuel Berth opening hours, plus water taxi operating times. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office at Town Quay will close for the Christmas break at 1300 on Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open

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Upgrades to harbour turbidity monitoring equipment


20/12/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC's) harbour turbidity monitoring equipment is in the process of being upgraded to enable automatic data transmission instead of the current manual data collection. CHC set up a long-term programme to monitor the turbidity of the estuary in November 2015. This

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UKSA installs Island’s first ‘Seabin’


20/12/2018

Cowes-based youth charity UKSA has recently installed the Isle of Wight’s first ever ‘Seabin’ to aid the removal of plastics from the harbour. As part of UKSA’s plastic-free initiative, their National Citizen Service students chose to raise awareness of the Seabin Project and succeeded in

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Ocean Youth Trust South season review


20/12/2018

Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) South, a frequent visitor to Cowes Harbour, is a charity that uses ‘adventure under sail’ as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in their 30-metre vessel Prolific. Mark Todd, Chief Executive for OYT South said: “I am

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Outer Harbour Project and Eastern Channel dredge


28/11/2018

As many of you will be aware, Homes England (formerly The Homes and Communities Agency) has informed Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) that their East Cowes development partner Victoria Quay Estates Limited (VQEL) has decided they are unable to proceed with the Victoria Quay development and will be

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