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Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting 23rd May 2019

Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting 23rd May 2019 14/05/2019

All are invited to Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC’s) Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, 23rd May at 7pm at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes. The Meeting is designed to give stakeholders information on what CHC has achieved over the past 12 months, report on the challenges and opportunities facing the harbour and outline plans for the future.As a Trust Port, Cowes Harbour serves a wide range of stakeholders and these include anyone with an interest in the harbour, including harbour users, Island residents, local communities and environmental groups, local authorities, as well as local and national politicians. Cowes Harbour Commission’s top priority is at all times to maintain a safe read more

Works progress in Cowes Harbour


28/08/2013

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!


01/08/2013

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


26/07/2013

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


11/07/2013

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Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics


02/07/2013

Disposal of out-of-date pyrotechnics (Marine Flares) MGN 419 M+F a) It is an offence to fire distress-signal pyrotechnics on land, in harbour or at sea for either testing purposes,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


31/05/2013

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


16/04/2013

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


28/02/2013

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


22/01/2013

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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Early bird offers on haul-outs and storage at Kingston Boatyard


18/10/2012

The team at Kingston Boatyard want customers to make the most of the 2012/13 winter season. So if you come ashore before the end of November, you will benefit from preferential rates for the whole of the winter season. You could save up to £150! Packaged offers of three to six months are

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Support the Cowes Breakwater Project


13/08/2012

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


25/06/2012

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


19/03/2012

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


08/03/2012

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


01/03/2012

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


24/02/2012

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


28/11/2011

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


18/11/2011

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


11/10/2011

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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Proposed plans for Shepards Wharf Marina


03/11/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission has approved a major redevelopment of the existing “Sugar Store” on the north side of Shepards Wharf Marina. It is intended that this will complement the existing facilities at Shepards Wharf providing new workshop units and office space for local businesses as well as a

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CHC E-news bulletin - June and July 2011


12/07/2011

This month we would like to update you on the Outer Harbour Project, share a summary of our Annual Report but first here's an insight into how this year's Round the Island Race impacts on Cowes Harbour Commission's operation. Record breaking year for the Round the Island RaceIn the year that this

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Works Licence application by the RNLI for the new Cowes Station


27/06/2011

The RNLI have submitted a Works Licence Application relating to the proposed new RNLI station on the site of the Old Customs House building at the south end of the Parade. Works Licence application no W02/11. The RNLI aquired the Old Customs House building in July 2009 with the aim of

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