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Mark Southwell is the Advisory Committee chair

Mark Southwell is the Advisory Committee chair 17/05/2022

Mark Southwell, Cowes RNLI lifeboat operations manager, is the new chair of the Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee, succeeding John Corby, owner of Corby Yachts.Mark has a vision for a safe and vibrant harbour benefitting locals and visitors. He said: “I came to Cowes for six months as a relief customs officer in 1982 and loved the place so much I’m still here. I feel strongly the harbour should always be managed for the benefit of all - being a safe stretch of water for us locals and the thousands of visitors who come every year, with successful marine read more

UKSA installs Island’s first ‘Seabin’

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

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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Season's Greetings from Cowes Harbour Services

Season's Greetings from Cowes Harbour Services


14/12/2018

• Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 from Cowes Harbour Services, East Cowes, Isle of Wight!

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Merry Christmas from Shepards Marina

Merry Christmas from Shepards Marina


12/12/2018

• Season's Greetings from Shepards Marina, Cowes, Isle of Wight!

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Outer Harbour Project and Eastern Channel dredge

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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Ferry incidents in Cowes Harbour - update

Ferry incidents in Cowes Harbour - update


28/11/2018

As previously reported on the CHC website, on the morning of Sunday, 21st October 2018 and in restricted visibility conditions, an incident occurred within the Inner Harbour at approximately 0810 hours when Red Funnel’s ferry Red Falcon whilst entering Cowes Harbour, deviated from the fairway into

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Cowes Harbour Services marine operations business news update

Cowes Harbour Services marine operations business news update


14/11/2018

Cowes Harbour Services (formerly Kingston Marine Services) based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight has a wealth of expertise and local knowledge gained from many years assisting with the delivery of marine and coastal works and projects, and is actively seeking new avenues of business. Marine

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Islandwide Marine

Islandwide Marine


14/11/2018

We are very pleased to welcome inboard and outboard specialist Islandwide Marine to our family of independent onsite businesses at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard. Owner Rob Kitcher has over 30 years’ experience on inboards and outboards and will be able to offer the Boatyard and its customers the

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Ferry incident in dense fog

Ferry incident in dense fog


31/10/2018

On the morning of Sunday, 21st October 2018 and in restricted visibility conditions, an incident occurred within the Inner Harbour at approximately 0810 hours when a Red Funnel vehicle ferry came into contact with a yacht whilst entering Cowes Harbour and ran aground off East Cowes. Cowes Harbour

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Consultation on management of net fishing in coastal waters

Consultation on management of net fishing in coastal waters


31/10/2018

The coastal waters of the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Dorset are ecologically rich habitats, providing valuable nursery and refuge areas for a variety of fish species. The estuaries in these areas form an important migratory route for salmon and sea trout. Our harbours, estuaries and piers are

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Advisory Committee meeting discussions and minutes

Advisory Committee meeting discussions and minutes


31/10/2018

The Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee meeting last month (September 2018) was very well attended with 15 stakeholder representatives present, who were joined by CHC Chairman David Riley and Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh. The Advisory Committee meetings enable members to comment on

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See the lifeboats behind the rescues

See the lifeboats behind the rescues


31/10/2018

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has built its inshore lifeboats at the charity’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, since 1963. Now, thanks to a new Visitor and Heritage Centre at the site, you can see the work that goes into creating a lifesaving boat for

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Incident 21st October 2018

Incident 21st October 2018


21/10/2018

The Port of Cowes confirms that an incident has occurred within the Inner Harbour and in restricted visibility at approximately 0810 hours today (Sunday, 21st October). A Red Funnel vehicle ferry has run aground off East Cowes. At the time of this statement there are no reported

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Outer Harbour Project update

Outer Harbour Project update


12/10/2018

Stakeholders who attended our Annual Public Meeting in the spring may remember that Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) gave a commitment to report on and confirm the situation and proposed next stages of the Outer Harbour Project (OHP) by the end of the summer. CHC is now in a position to provide this

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Sheltered winter berthing at Shepards

Sheltered winter berthing at Shepards


10/10/2018

Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina offers great value winter berthing rates afloat in the marina or ashore in the serviced yard. Conveniently located on Medina Road near the Chain Ferry, Shepards Marina is just two minutes from Cowes High Street and within easy reach of nearby transport links to the

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Sailing is not just for summer

Sailing is not just for summer


10/10/2018

In addition to the full marina facilities available at Shepards Marina, there are several independent businesses based on-site; the Basque Kitchen restaurant, Solent Sails, Island Divers, Salty Sailing, and RigIt UK. This month, we hear from recently launched sailing school ‘Salty

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Red Funnel ferry incident in Cowes Harbour

Red Funnel ferry incident in Cowes Harbour


27/09/2018

The Red Funnel vehicle ferry MV Red Eagle, whilst departing East Cowes for Southampton at 0530 this morning (Thursday, 27th September), had an incident in the Inner Fairway of Cowes Harbour. In restricted visibility, the Red Eagle departed the fairway in the vicinity of the No. 4A beacon and

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New Cowes webcams

New Cowes webcams


26/09/2018

New to the Cowes Harbour Commission website this month are three webcams for stakeholders to view online. The webcams use images taken from the Cowes Harbour CCTV system, which is in operation 24hrs a day. The images are updated every five seconds and provide an overview of what is happening

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Small Ships Race and Tall Ships

Small Ships Race and Tall Ships


26/09/2018

Every year, on the first Saturday in October, a unique fleet gathers in Cowes, when up to 25 UK Sail Training vessels used to teach teamwork and life skills to young people, meet for their annual Small Ships Race. The race is like no other; 100-year-old gaff rigged vessels compete with modern

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Cowes Offshore model powerboat racing

Cowes Offshore model powerboat racing


26/09/2018

The Offshore Model Racing Association (OMRA) is to hold its first ever race at Cowes, on 29th and 30th September 2018, at Trinity Landing by The Parade. OMRA races use powerful offshore race boats 4-6ft long, similar in design to their full-size Deep V and Catamaran counterparts, and often

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Little Britain 2018 race report

Little Britain 2018 race report


26/09/2018

The great and the good of the construction industry started arriving on Thursday evening, 13th September for the 31st running of the Little Britain Challenge Cup, together with the majestic 32 metre Baltic Trader Queen Galadriel, host ship of The Cirdan Sailing Trust, which berthed on the outer

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Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launches

Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launches


31/08/2018

The Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition was launched on Monday, 3rd September 2018 to find an inspirational design idea for an iconic “welcome” landmark to be sited on the detached Cowes Breakwater at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, on the Isle of Wight. Organisers Cowes Harbour Commission

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