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Application for Whitegates East Pontoon upgrade

Application for Whitegates East Pontoon upgrade 13/02/2020

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. Application for Whitegates East Pontoon upgrade - MLA/2019/00536. Notice is hereby given that Cowes Harbour Commissioners - Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake the conversion of pile moorings into pontoon moorings, and connecting to the ECWS jetty to provide walk ashore access. Plans showing the position of the works may be inspected at East Cowes Community Library, 11 York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6QY. Copies of the application and associated information may be viewed online in the Public read more

CHC responds to motor yacht fire in East Cowes


The loss of the luxury motor yacht Kahu, a 23 metre vessel that caught fire and subsequently sank whilst moored at East Cowes Marina on Tuesday afternoon, 5th November, has been widely reported locally. The fire took hold onboard the Kahu just after 1300 and the incident was attended by the Fire,

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Works Licence 04 of 2013: UKSA Pontoon and Pier Replacement Project


Works Licence 04 of 2013 has been approved to enable the replacement of the pontoons, piles and pier at their base located in the Whitegates area of the River Medina. Works are scheduled to commence in early October and will be conducted using the piling barge ‘Walcon Wizard’. The project

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Cowes breakwater delivery (updated January 2014)


NB. For the latest information, read Cowes Local Notices to Mariners and visit the Cowes Breakwater Project section. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to be in a position to publish a preliminary timeline for the construction of the new Cowes breakwater. Final ground

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'Frequently asked Questions' on the Cowes Breakwater Project (updated September 2013)


NB. For all the latest information, read Cowes Local Notices to Mariners and visit the Cowes Breakwater Project section.You can now read a selection of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ regarding the new Cowes breakwater and other aspects of the proposed harbour infrastructure

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Works progress in Cowes Harbour


Work is well underway this week in Cowes Harbour on ground investigations of the seabed which will provide important geotechnical data to each of the five short-listed companies competing to win the prestigious contract for the construction of the new Cowes breakwater.Harbour Master at Cowes,

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Love Where You Sail!


Once again The Green Blue has teamed up with the Environment Agency to tackle diffuse pollution, this time encouraging boaters to think about how and where they discharge their black water.In concentrated amounts and in poor flushing areas, black water from boats can cause a number of problems,

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Works Licence - 03/2013


An application has been approved for a scheme of works to be carried out at the site of the proposed Kingston Marine Park. Location: Kingston (see Kingston Marine Works location 2) Description of the Proposed Work: The plan proposes the construction of a new hoist dock and 75m

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Cowes breakwater backed by government investment


Plans to enhance Cowes’ reputation as an international sailing destination have been backed by an agreement by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to invest more than £3m in major infrastructure improvements. The HCA is to invest £3.16m in the Cowes Harbour Commission’s proposals to

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Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics


Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics (Marine Flares) MGN 419 M+F a) It is an offence to fire distress-signal pyrotechnics on land, in harbour or at sea for either testing purposes, practice or as fireworks (whether the pyrotechnics are out of date or not); b) It is an offence to dump

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Cruise ships coming to Cowes


Cowes is happy to welcome the following six cruise ships this season. Hamburg: 14th May, Hanseatic: 31st May, Deutchland: 7th June, Columbus: 23rd August, Europa: 4th September, Albatross: 16th September. The vessels will anchor in Cowes Roads and bring

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Works Licence 02 of 2013


An application has been approved for piling works to be carried put at the Island Sailing Club.Location: Island Sailing Club. Description of the Work: Extract and replace five number 457mm diametre piles at the Island Sailing Club and re-install the pontoon. Works to commence

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Help steer a course for Cowes Harbour


Application and details for the latest Commissioner role for Cowes Harbour Authority. Like all Trust Ports, Cowes Harbour is an independent statutory body run by a board of trustees. It was established as a trust under the Cowes Harbour Act 1897 and is a commercially run organisation which is

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Dredge/Works Licence Application – 01/2013


An application has been approved for the maintenance dredge licence at East Cowes Marina (ECM). Location: East Cowes Marina, Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the D & E basin and extends

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Support the Cowes Breakwater Project


Cowes Harbour Commission is ready to deliver: As many of you know, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has been working to deliver an Outer Harbour breakwater, providing East Cowes and Cowes (together ‘Cowes’) with a true, sheltered harbour. We were doing this in partnership with the Regional

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Cowes appoints Olympic design champions


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) have announced that Atkins, engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Games, has been officially appointed to project manage the procurement of the harbour infrastructure elements of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (COHP). The principal component of

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Modified - Proposed Town Quay developments


Cowes Harbour Commission would like to bring to your attention the modified proposal, this has been designed after considering comments raised following the original consultation. The orginal consultation included the wider public and the Cowes Harbour Advisory Commitee. The main changes

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Works Licence application - 01/2012


Construction of new dock rear of Alexandra House, 19 Birmingham Road, Cowes. Please see below an application for a Works Licence for the creation of a new dock to the rear of Alexandra House, Cowes. The scheme was granted planning permission in November last year under reference

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The use of Red Diesel within UK territorial waters


With the publication on 20th February 2012 of HMRC's consultation documents on the purchase of Red Diesel for use in propelling private pleasure craft, the RYA has entered into the debate saying that the proposals present a real problem for recreational boaters. Under the HMRC proposals,

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Spotlight on Kingston Marine Services


Kingston Marine Services is at the heart of Cowes Harbour Commission’s port operations. For many years the team have provided mooring solutions, buoy deployment and management, towage and salvage in the Medina and close environs.In recent years we have diversified our operations with the purchase

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Cowes bound cargo vessel Swanland sinks in the Irish Sea


The Swanland cargo ship broadcast a Mayday signal at 0200 on Sunday morning when its hull cracked in storm force conditions, 20 miles northwest of Llyn peninsula in north Wales. The vessel and its Russian crew of eight were on route to Cowes with a cargo of limestone.Rescue ships and helicopters

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Works Licence application for a sheet piled wall at Britannia House


Cowes Harbour Commission is advertising a Works Licence application for the construction of a sheet piled wall backfilled with dredged ballast with an overlay of a reinforced, 200mm of concrete slab. Works Licence application No W03/11. Location: Britannia House, 9 Fountain Quay, Cowes, PO31

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Proposed Town Quay developments


At its September Board meeting, Cowes Harbour Commission reviewed initial designs for the creation of new visitor pontoons in the Town Quay basin to increase the harbour's short-stay mooring capacity.In considering the development, Commissioner's recognised the increasing year-on-year demand for

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