The Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) team of Berthing Masters/Harbour Patrol Officers operate out of Shepards Wharf Marina; they are a common sight on the River Medina and in the harbour and can be contacted on VHF Channel 69 call sign ‘HM1’. CHC operate four patrol vessels, two yellow 8m RIBs and two white 23ft duvers.
The majority of our patrols are carried out by our Berthing Masters, Dave Lewis and Dan Westwood, assisted by Harbour Patrol Officer Jack Billings. Dave is also the Deputy Launching Authority for Cowes RNLI.
Any of our Patrol Officers will be more than happy to assist you so that you get the most out of your stay in Cowes but will also not shy away from pointing out the error of your ways!