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Contract Tender for Water Taxi Service

Contract Tender for Water Taxi Service 20/10/2021

We would like to invite any interested parties to review and submit their responses to the tender document below for the 2022 - 2025 Water Taxi Service within the Cowes Harbour Commission jurisdiction.CHC Water Taxi Tender Document read more

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming


01/10/2021

The weather over the past few days has given us a reminder that winter is on its way.  It’s time to make plans for what you are doing with your boat now the season is all but over.  You may want to leave it out in the river.  Alternatively, you know what you are doing but fancy a

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Spotlight On - Islandwide Marine

Spotlight On - Islandwide Marine


30/09/2021

Rob Kitcher runs Islandwide Marine, one of the onsite business at our Kingston Boatyard in East Cowes.  From his 35 years’ experience of both inboard and outboard engines, he offers mobile engineering services from basic servicing to full engine rebuilds and refits. “No job is too small,”

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Harbour Master's Safety Briefing - October

Harbour Master's Safety Briefing - October


14/09/2021

This month, I want to draw your attention to Rule number 5 of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (IRPCS) and recently revised in 2018. These COLREGs are maintained by the International Maritime Organization and applies to every ship on the sea,

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E10 The Environmentally Friendly Future of Petrol

E10 The Environmentally Friendly Future of Petrol


07/09/2021

From Friday 10 September, only the more environmentally friendly E10 petrol will be available from the CHC fuel barge.Details of the change from E5 to E10 are detailed below from the gov.uk website...During summer 2021, the standard (95 octane) petrol grade in Great Britain will become E10.

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Harbour Master's Safety Briefing - September

Harbour Master's Safety Briefing - September


03/09/2021

We have seen an increase in boat fires over this season. One such call for the Cowes Lifeboat took place on 29 August. These have partly been caused by new owners being unfamiliar with basic boat maintenance that ensures their vessels are seaworthy.  I would urge all boat owners to

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Annual Public Meeting

Annual Public Meeting


01/07/2021

Cowes Harbour Commission has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the Annual Public Meeting. However, due to the increasing case of COVID-19 on the Island we have chosen to hold the meeting online via the following link here.The meeting will cover the activities and events of the past

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Harbour Master’s Safety Briefing – August

Harbour Master’s Safety Briefing – August


06/08/2021

The Red Funnel passenger vessels, commercial cargo vessels, along with the chain ferry, are the largest and most obvious dangers for smaller craft on the river. Cowes Harbour General Directions inform all harbour users how to interact with each other safely, however, if you undertake shocking and

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CHC Launches 'How Cool' Safety Campaign

CHC Launches 'How Cool' Safety Campaign


28/07/2021

In April 2021, The World Health Organisation (WHO) passed a historic directive to tackle the hundreds and thousands of deaths caused by drowning each year across the globe.  The directive launched the newly created World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) on 25 July.  Organisations,

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CHC Supports WHO World Drowning Prevention Day

CHC Supports WHO World Drowning Prevention Day


23/07/2021

Cowes Harbour Commission has launched a campaign to support both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) in recognising the first World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) on Sunday 25 July.  This historic and recently declared

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Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon Entering Cowes

Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon Entering Cowes


21/07/2021

Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon arrived in Cowes for its maiden call on Wednesday 21 July.  Golden Horizon is the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship and will offer voyages with unique sustainability credentials when it sails east from September 2021. The five-masted sailing cruise

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Sugar Store open for RTI 2021

Sugar Store open for RTI 2021


24/06/2021

Over the weekend of the Round the Island Race, the new look Sugar Store will be open, serving fantastic pizzas and a superb range of cold beers, ciders and wines.With 20 tables of six indoors and a further 20 tables along the pier, this is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy the pre and après

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Cowes is welcoming its first cruise ship visit of 2021

Cowes is welcoming its first cruise ship visit of 2021


24/06/2021

On Tuesday 29 June, Cowes will be welcoming its first cruise ship visit of 2021.  The Hebridean Sky underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world. Accommodating 75 passengers from around

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Dredge Licence Application - 03/2021 Clarence Boat Yard

Dredge Licence Application - 03/2021 Clarence Boat Yard


03/06/2021

An application has been received for a maintenance bed levelling licence at the Clarence Boat Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes site. Location:Wight Clarence Boatyard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6TA.Description of the Proposed Work:Bed levelling of the existing pontoon berthing

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New Environment and Sustainability Commissioner

New Environment and Sustainability Commissioner


11/05/2021

Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona Fitzherbert-Brockholes to the Board as the new Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability. The appointment follows the Commission’s successful open recruitment campaign, which this year attracted several extremely high

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Delivering assets for everyone

Delivering assets for everyone


11/05/2021

Island writer Amber Beard talks to recently retired Stuart McIntosh. The Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has seen a sea change in the past twenty years; governance and statutes have been modernised and revised, assets have been acquired, built, and realised and the future of the harbour

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Safety tips - Accidents, incidents, and anti-social behaviour

Safety tips - Accidents, incidents, and anti-social behaviour


11/05/2021

What to do if you’re involved in or witness an accident If you find yourself involved in or witnessing any type of marine accident or incident within Cowes Harbour and its approaches, you must report it to CHC as soon as possible. There’s a new, quick, and easy way to submit incident reports

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CHC team members achieve Advanced Powerboat COC

CHC team members achieve Advanced Powerboat COC


11/05/2021

Four CHC team members including two Patrol Officers have successfully completed the Advanced Powerboat CoC & Commercial Endorsement training with Cowes-based Rebel Marine. Congratulations are due to Dan Westwood, Jason Moore, Jack Jones and Troy Denham who have recently all passed the

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Cowes Clubs and Classes Association regattas 2021

Cowes Clubs and Classes Association regattas 2021


11/05/2021

Once again, CHC is pleased to host the Cowes Clubs and Classes Association (CCCA) race documents on our website as a stakeholder benefit for Cowes cruiser and dayboat racing. The CCCA Entry Form, Notice of Race, the Central Solent Chart, and Cruiser-Racer Sunday Series Dates can be found at:

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What to do if you find lost or discarded fishing gear

What to do if you find lost or discarded fishing gear


11/05/2021

Act now to record with Fish&Click! Thanks to the new app Fish&Click developed by Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) as part of the INdIGO* project, everyone can now contribute to an inventory of lost fishing gear found at sea and on the shore. This action will

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