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Cowes Harbour Commission recent collection for out of date flares a success

Cowes Harbour Commission recent collection for out of date flares a success 13/07/2022

Supporting the government-led Maritime Safety Week, Cowes Harbour Commission provided a central collection point for out-of-date distress flares to be handed in at Shepards Marina over a weeklong period. The facility was limited to Isle of Wight residents only but despite this, almost 700 flares were collected. The number handed in was down on the 2,100 collected in 2021 but the Harbour Commission is pleased that over 3,000 flares have now been disposed of in a safe manner.The service was provided as a Stakeholder Benefit by the Harbour Commission, so it was read more

Cowes appoints Olympic design champions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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CHC E-news bulletin - May 2011 update

CHC E-news bulletin - May 2011 update


23/05/2011

You are most welcome to attend this evening's Cowes Harbour Commission annual public meeting. It will be held in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes from 19.00hrs. Harbour Master, Stuart McIntosh will present highlights from the 2010/2011 Annual Report and Accounts, as well updating on the

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CHC E-News - April 2011

CHC E-News - April 2011


04/05/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission is holding its Annual Public Meeting on Monday 23rd May at 1900hrs at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.  The aim of the meeting is to present C.H.C's Annual Report for 2010/2011; providing an opportunity to inform harbour users and stakeholders with information on the

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Cowes Harbour Commission - March 2011 E-newsletter

Cowes Harbour Commission - March 2011 E-newsletter


25/03/2011

COWES OUTER HARBOUR PROJECT: WHERE WE ARE NOW The Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP) seeks to support the regeneration of East Cowes and also to make Cowes a true harbour, providing additional protection, improving navigational safety, increasing the usability and long-term potential of the

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Cowes Harbour Commission - E-news bulletin February 2011

Cowes Harbour Commission - E-news bulletin February 2011


17/02/2011

COWES HARBOUR FUELS - SUPPLYING RED DIESEL FREE OF BIODIESEL Yachtsmen advised to always check the spec of fuel at the pump! An EU directive that came into effect on 1st January 2011, states that all gas oil (commonly known in the UK as 'red diesel') marketed for use in non-road mobile

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Works Licence application for a new Shrape navigation beacon

Works Licence application for a new Shrape navigation beacon


27/01/2011

Works Licence application No. W01/11. Cowes Harbour Commission is advertising a Works Licence application for the installation of a new navigation beacon to mark the northern extremity of the Shrape Mud at East Cowes.Location: 370m northwest of Old Castle Point on the 2m below chart datum

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CHC news - December 2010

CHC news - December 2010


24/12/2010

The Official Cowes Port Handbook and Website take shape Since the appointment of our new publishing partner, Island Holiday Media, production of the 2011 Cowes Port Handbook and the official Cowes website at cowes.co.uk has been accelerating and we are now delighted to announce two important

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Works Licence application - Cowes Town Waterfront Trust

Works Licence application - Cowes Town Waterfront Trust


28/10/2010

Dredge and Works Licence application for Cowes Town Waterfront Trust. Cowes Harbour Commission have published a Dredge and Works Licence application for the maintenance dredge of up to 11250m3 of deposited silt and mud from Cowes Yacht Haven. The maintenance dredge aims to return the depth to

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Full planning consent granted for new East Cowes Marina

Full planning consent granted for new East Cowes Marina


27/10/2010

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project, the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight.  This consent follows the recent news that Sutton Harbour

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CHC news - October 2010 second edition

CHC news - October 2010 second edition


28/10/2010

Full Planning Consent granted for East Cowes Marina Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project - the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight. This

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CHC news - October 2010

CHC news - October 2010


22/10/2010

Preferred Developer selected for Cowes Outer Harbour Project The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has today confirmed Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc as the preferred bidder in the process to identify a developer and operator for the new Outer Harbour development at East Cowes, on

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Film star Valerie joins Cowes Harbour Authority in November

Film star Valerie joins Cowes Harbour Authority in November


22/10/2010

The new pilot boat for Cowes Harbour Authority named Valerie, enters service in early November under the agreement with the new operator, Solent and Blue Line Cruises. Solent and Blue Line Cruises acquired the Nelson 40 'V Class' pilot boat specifically for this new contract.Valerie commenced

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