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Coronavirus statement 08/01/2021

Updated Friday, 8th January 2021 CHC Coronavirus update on marine leisure activities Following clarification from the Department for Transport on guidance relating to boating and leisure activities, it has been confirmed that boating is allowed as exercise in England. This covers all sailing boats/yachts, motorboats and RIBs etc. as long as they abide by the UK Government’s gathering limits, social distance rules and stay local rules of lockdown. Cowes Harbour Commission will therefore be allowing controlled access to Shepards Marina for customers to use their boats for exercise in line with Government guidance, limited to between the hours of 0900 to 1700. Short stays and read more

New Harbour Assist software


05/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission will be launching a new customer accounts system within the next few days. The new Cloud based harbour and marina management software, Harbour Assist, will bring substantial benefits to both customers and staff by streamlining the running of our business. In switching to a

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Waterfront storage land to let


05/03/2019

Commercial land at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is available for rent at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned waterfront site. The area for rental measures 1.5 acres and benefits from all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. Kingston Wharf is located on the eastern bank of

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Cowes Harbour Commission signs contract for 9m Patrol RIB


11/01/2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission are pleased to announce they have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB. The new vessel, designed in conjunction with Medtec Design of East Cowes, meets the criteria of being designed and built on the

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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 opening times


20/12/2018

See below for Cowes Harbour Office, Shepards Marina, Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, and Fuel Berth opening hours, plus water taxi operating times. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office at Town Quay will close for the Christmas break at 1300 on Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open

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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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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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Welcome to Cowes Harbour Services


17/07/2018

A big welcome to our first newsletter for “Cowes Harbour Services”, the new division name for Cowes Harbour Commission’s marine services, including all our moorings, the Boatyard, storage options, fuel, and commercial operations. We have been busy with site improvements for the Cowes Harbour

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Commercial marine projects


17/07/2018

Our multi-disciplinary afloat team at Cowes Harbour Services has been working hard on a variety of local marine contracts recently. These have included a diverse range of jobs for Red Funnel over the last few months, which are carried out at night where necessary to avoid disruption to ferry

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Marine industry waterfront storage land opportunity


03/05/2018

A unique opportunity for marine industry on the River Medina has arisen at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes, for the rental of 1.5 acres of prime waterfront storage land with all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. • View the Kingston Wharf Letting

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Cowes Harbour Services - one team - one name


29/03/2018

Cowes Harbour Services is the new division name for the marine services arm of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), encompassing moorings, boatyard, storage, fuel, and commercial. Following the Marine Services Review last autumn, the Commission has taken the decision to amalgamate its marine services

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Marine apprenticeship opportunity


28/02/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting ‘Marine Operative’ apprenticeship, providing a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain extensive knowledge and a valuable qualification in a challenging and rewarding industry. This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of the

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Emergency response training exercise


29/11/2017

On Friday, 24th November, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) afloat teams from Kingston Marine Services and Shepards Wharf Marina underwent a day of emergency response refresher training covering oil spill response, vessel towing, fire fighting, and man overboard rescues. CHC’s working vessels

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CHC Marine Services Review 2017


30/10/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has recently completed a review of its marine services, which comprise Shepards Wharf Marina, Kingston Marine Services, Cowes Harbour Moorings and Cowes Harbour Fuels. Regular reviews are carried out in order to ensure that the Commission provides and invests in

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Kingston Marine Services autumn 2017 newsletter


18/09/2017

Welcome to the Kingston Marine Services autumn 2017 newsletter. Click on the link below to read all about: • Winter storage savings • Yacht refit projects • Night works for Red Funnel • Seaclear survey • Island Yacht Refinishing joins onsite businesses •

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Marine operations with KMS


22/06/2017

Our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team has been busy with a wide variety of marine operations in and around Cowes Harbour and locally in the Solent. Back in March, the KMS team found themselves on “night shift” work for Red Funnel when they teamed up with Red Funnel engineers, hydraulic work

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Autumn 2016 news from Kingston Marine Services


06/10/2016

The October 2016 newsletter from Kingston Marine Services promotes the new 'Boat Store' at the yard that offers year-round under cover storage, and tells you about some of the ordinary and extraordinary "special projects" that the KMS afloat team undertake on the River Medina and locally in the

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Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!


23/02/2016

The 2016 Solent race marks have now been published by the Solent Cruising and Racing Association (SCRA). The SCRA publishes an annual list of some 150 of the main racing marks in the Solent area. The whole area has been divided into nine zones and each buoy within a zone has a letter or number to

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Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes


05/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission is recruiting a Junior Port Operative for our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team at East Cowes. The successful applicant will work with both the afloat and boatyard teams. Training afloat will be given to become a member of the marine services crew deploying

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Successful salvage on the River Medina


30/11/2015

On 4th November 2015, a 20 metre converted wooden trawler foundered on her mooring at Medham, opposite Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site on the River Medina.Having been involved in the initial multi-agency response with the RNLI and Coastguard to establish the boat owner’s safety and

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Solent racing marks for 2015


25/02/2015

There is not long to go until the sailing season starts again and so race mark designations for 2015 have now been published by the Solent Cruising & Racing Association (SCRA). As usual, there are a number of new names and changes in the co-ordinates for certain navigation marks. The list

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KMS gets involved with next generation tidal wave technology


26/11/2014

East Cowes based Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd (SME) has successfully completed the first round of sea trials with its innovative tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The development of PLAT-O and delivery of the sea trials has required support from a large number of businesses and stakeholders from

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Kingston Wharf explained


17/10/2014

"As I walk around the whole of the 10-acre site here, including the Boatyard, storage and berthing for the Marine Services team as well as the building housing our thriving local businesses and the two commercial wharves, I ponder that surely we are too big to miss," writes Manager Barney

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