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Council reports Chain Ferry enters final commissioning stage

Council reports Chain Ferry enters final commissioning stage 18/07/2017

The Isle of Wight Council released the following press statement on Monday, 17th July 2017 regarding the Cowes Chain Ferry: The Cowes Floating Bridge will enter the final phase of commissioning this week, at the end of which, all being well, the Floating Bridge will officially become the property of the Isle of Wight Council. Mainstay Marine will be on site throughout this week and will be aiming to address any outstanding snags; carrying out any additional work as required; and undertaking trails and performance testing on the vessel. In order for Mainstay Marine to inspect and test the chain wheels and troughs, the Floating Bridge will be taken out of service from 0800 on Tuesday, read more

Cowes Week 2016 at Shepards


03/08/2016

An official Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta site dedicated to crews, friends and family - Shepards Wharf Marina is located on Medina Road, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Cowes High Street and near the Chain Ferry to East Cowes.For 2016, Manuka Events will be on hand to make sure

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Event tender opportunity at Shepards Wharf Marina


04/08/2016

Event tender opportunity in Cowes: Provision of a ‘Cowes Week Regatta Village’ at Shepards Wharf Marina – Cowes – Isle of Wight. Purpose of Tender: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced companies, organisations or individuals to deliver

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Late summer and low season boatyard deals


01/08/2016

August is a time when the majority of mariners are making the most of their boats on the water and that means that at Kingston Marine Boatyard the friendly team can offer a little extra space and time to spend on your project - whatever it may be.  Now the water has properly warmed up it may

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Works Licence Application - Kingston and Cowes Investigation Boreholes


21/07/2016

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete Site Investigation Boreholes at the proposed Kingston Marine Park and Cowes Shrape Breakwater extension sites, the boreholes are planned to be undertaken in

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The Sugar Store - a short history


18/07/2016

Shepards Wharf gets its name from a local fishing family who progressed to commercial mariners during the 18th century and records of the family go back to the 14th century. By 1800, they ran a regular cargo service to the mainland and acted as carriers around the Island with William Shepard,

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Style of Wight interview with Jock Rafferty


18/07/2016

Popular Isle of Wight magazine Style of Wight interviewed Shepards Wharf Marina Manager Jock Rafferty for their July/August 2016 issue: Jock Rafferty has lived an islander’s life since 1997 after he sold his successful steeplejack business in Edinburgh.Whilst director at Steeplejack Services,

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Promote your business at Cowes Week 2016


15/07/2016

Advertise at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016 with flag and banner branding and sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses. There's a chance to promote your products and services to the Cowes Week regatta audience of around 8,500 competitors and over 100,000

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Cowes Classics Week preview 11th-15th July


30/06/2016

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying great social events ashore and there are some exciting newcomers to the Charles Stanley sponsored regatta this year. The International Tempest Class World Championship will be hosted within the regatta, and

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Countdown to start of 85th Round the Island Race


30/06/2016

The 2016 J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 2nd July, with HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO set to join Race officials on the Squadron platform to commence the starting sequence and fire the cannon for the first start at 0830. The spectacular Round

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2016 CHC Annual Public Meeting report


30/06/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting provides interested stakeholders with an update on what CHC has done over the past year, its future plans, and an opportunity to direct questions to the Harbour Master, CHC Chairman and Commissioners. At the 2016 Annual Public Meeting on 29th June,

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Provision of harbour water taxi service


30/06/2016

In previous years, Cowes Harbour has benefited from multiple water taxi operators, with most of the service provided by CHC and Sally Water Taxi Ltd, offering an all-year-round 7-day-a-week service. This service was supplemented in peak periods by other summer-only operators, and during the winter

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Next Harbour Advisory Committee meeting


30/06/2016

The Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) will meet on Friday, 8th July at the Harbour Office. If you would like to suggest items for discussion, do send an email to: chac@cowes.co.uk. Agenda items for consideration by the CHAC in July include; the Outer Harbour Project review and way

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MV Balmoral mooring incident update


30/06/2016

As recently reported in local media and on the CHC website, the passenger ship MV Balmoral was approaching Trinity Landing in Cowes to moor on 11th June when the ship came into contact with and damaged the southernmost pontoon during manoeuvring. Conditions at the time were favourable with very

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Multi-agency test of harbour emergency plans


28/06/2016

On Tuesday, 21st June, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) hosted a multi-agency table-top exercise in association with resilience management consultancy State 21, to test and enhance emergency plans held by CHC, harbour stakeholders, and the local emergency services. The exercise was overseen by CHC

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RSS widget for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners


17/06/2016

The RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners can now be accessed via a widget to add dynamic content to virtually any website. The RSS widget is available from Cowes Harbour Commission for yacht clubs and other organisations to install on their websites. A working example is shown below,

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Passenger ship MV Balmoral mooring incident at Cowes


13/06/2016

On Saturday, 11th June at 1300 the MV Balmoral was approaching the Trinity Landing pontoons in Cowes to moor when the ship came into contact with the southernmost pontoon section during manoeuvring. The coastal passenger vessel, operated by White Funnel Ltd, had departed Portsmouth earlier in the

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Report on Cowes Outer Harbour Project Public Meeting


24/05/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC) public presentation and review of the Outer Harbour Project was held on 19th May 2016 at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with an audience of over 100 stakeholders and harbour users attending.Hydrodynamic consultants ABPmer and programme managers Marina Projects

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Consultation on Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy


25/05/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission attended the Isle of Wight Council’s public consultation event on the draft ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy’ on 24th May at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes. The IW Council and the Environment Agency have developed a Coastal Flood and Erosion

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Love Where You Sail and keep the water in great shape this summer!


25/05/2016

Did you know that Escherichia coli (E. coli) is named after Theodor Escherich, the German bacteriologist who discovered it in 1885, and the species name coli, which means derived from the colon?!And did you know that every year between May and September over 600 designated bathing waters around

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Date for your diary – CHC Annual Public Meeting


25/05/2016

Each year, Cowes Harbour Commission publishes its Annual Report and Accounts and holds a Public Meeting for presentation to stakeholders. Our 2016 Annual Public Meeting will take place slightly later this year on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 at 1900 at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse on The Parade. At

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Wise up to boat fire and carbon monoxide risks


25/05/2016

As part of the national ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and the 'Boat Safety Scheme' are asking local boat owners to make vital safety checks and learn more about fire and carbon monoxide risks to stay safe this summer. Over the past two decades, 30 boaters

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Agenda for Outer Harbour Project public meeting


17/05/2016

We would like to remind harbour users that Cowes Harbour Commission’s public presentation and review of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project takes places this Thursday, 19th May at 1900 at the Island Sailing Club. Presentation and Review Agenda • A summary of the Outer Harbour Project (OHP)

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