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Local Notice to Mariners

16/06/24 - Cowes Chain Ferry – Return to Service

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 34(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Cowes Chain Ferry has returned to normal service. All mariners are reminded to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the Cowes Chain Ferry, and to adhere to C...

13/06/24 - Event Mooring Deployment

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 33(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the event moorings for 2024 are in the process of being deployed in Cowes Harbour.  The event moorings are located North of Cowes Breakwater and West of the Harbou...

10/06/24 - Cowes Chain Ferry – Out of Service

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 32(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Cowes Chain Ferry will be out of service to undergo repair operations until further notice. The Cowes Chain Ferry will remain of service immediately and will ret...

06/06/24 - Extended Yacht Rafting in Cowes Harbour: Friday 14 June to Sunday 03 August 2024

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 30(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that over the period from Friday 14 June to Sunday 03 August 2024, Cowes Harbour may experience exceptionally high levels of sailing yacht visitors due to various major even...

05/06/24 - Round the Island Race: Saturday 15 June 2024 Central Solent – Traffic Restrictions

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 29(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given jointly by the King’s Harbour Master Portsmouth, the Harbour Master ABP Southampton and the Cowes Harbour Master that the Round the Island Race 2024 will start from Cowes be...

07/05/24 - Folly Pontoon – light reinstated

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 25(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Folly Pontoon in approximate position 50°44.035'N 001°16.932'W is now lit. This local notice to mariners will self-cancel at 2359 on 13th May 2024. Local not...

23/04/24 - Importance of Passage Planning

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 22 of 2024

As the season gets underway and after a recent avoidable incident in Cowes Harbour, I would like to share this timely and important safety advice. All mariners are reminded that the prior plann...

23/04/24 - USE OF ‘KILL CORDS’ ON-BOARD POWERED WATERCRAFT

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 21 of 2024

Following a near fatal incident in Plymouth at the end of 2023, Cowes Harbour Commission felt it timely to take the opportunity, before the season gets underway, to remind all users of powered wat...

19/04/24 - Cowes Chain Ferry – Safety Advice

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 20 of 2024

(This notice replaces Local Notice to Mariners 08 of 2022, which is hereby cancelled) Notice is hereby given that all mariners should be aware of the following safety information when navigatin...