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Local Notice to Mariners

15/07/24 - Time Expired Pyrotechnic Disposal Event - Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Local Notice to Mariners No. 40(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that Cowes Harbour Commission will be hosting a disposal event for out-of-date distress flares, also known as Time Expired Pyrotechnics, or TEP’s, at Cowes Harbour Shepards ...

12/07/24 - Cowes Chain Ferry – Out of Service

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 39(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 has been taken out of service for a technical i...

10/07/24 - Commercial Towage Operations in Cowes Harbour

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 38 of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Port Marine Safety Code ‘Guide to Good Practice’ requires Harbour Authorities to give special consideration to tows involving dead-ships or unusual objects and towa...

02/07/24 - Diving Operations within Cowes Harbour

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 36(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that diving operations will take place in Cowes Harbour on Wednesday 03 July 2024. Location – Trinity Landing (Position 50°45.973’N 001o 17.923’W) and within the Small Cr...

26/06/24 - North Solent Seagrass Bed Surveys

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 35(T) of 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Environment Agency will be carrying out seagrass bed surveys in and around Cowes Harbour in early July. The EA’s 8.5m survey vessel ‘Solway Shepherd’ (MMSI 23509...

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...