Yarmouth Harbour has completed the installation of their brand new Rib Pontoons.
Finished on schedule in time for the Easter holidays, the new pontoons are designed for use by ribs and small craft in the busy lunchtime period; allowing them to enter the harbour and berth as conveniently and quickly as possible.
The intention is to increase the time spent on the water and in the town, improve safety for all harbour users, and reduce the time spent tying up. The pontoons will accommodate 50 ribs during the day and can berth 15 ten-metre vessels overnight.
Charlotte Hudson, Deputy Harbourmaster who project managed the installation, said: “These pontoons provide much-needed, safer, easily accessible berths for ribs and small vessels and are a vast improvement for the harbour. There is no longer any need to clamber up slippery steps or ladders on the dockside”.
Yarmouth Harbour has spent more than £1.5million on improvements in the last year.
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
The Independent Lifeboat Lotto has made £36,000 for the units at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown in its first year.
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