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Worried about economic future of seaside towns? Don’t forget wider maritime economy, the ‘Coastal Powerhouse’
Iain MacKinnon, Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance, shares his views on the issue of seaside towns and the wider maritime economy, focusing especially on the Isle of Wight.
Thursday, 12th September, 2019 1:09pm
By Iain Mackinnon with one comment
The purchase of the sites will be funded by regeneration funds, approved by the council in its budget for 2019/20, but is subject to being able to agree a purchase price with Homes England.
Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:40pm
By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments
The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.
Diverse Marine are "delighted and thankful" to be given the contract to work with Cowes Harbour Commission in developing this new vessel and for boat-building on the Isle of Wight to be supported.
Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:37am
By Charles Skillings with 2 readers' comments
The Director of Diverse Marine, says that "starting afresh and leaving the past behind has been invigorating for everyone involved".
Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 12:30pm
By Charles Skillings with one comment
With the Isle of Wight Festival opening its gates on Thursday 21st June, the council are getting the Floating Bridge to run at the times the old service used to - 5am, then into the wee hours.
Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6:30pm
By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments