High Court judgement: Bembridge Harbour management responsible for “Tangent” sinking. It will cost the harbour around £400,000. The motor vessel Tangent sank at her moorings in Bembridge Harbour on 7th October 2017. The harbour’s management claimed that the vessel had been incorrectly moored; the owners asserted that the moorings had not been properly maintained. … [Read more...] about TWO RECENT EVENTS ARE A CALL TO ARMS TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO SAVE YOUR HARBOUR
DOES THIS PHOTO RECORD SUGGEST BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR IS WELL MAINTAINED AS THE OWNERS CLAIM IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS 02.04.2021? Bennett’s point erosion and debris , taken after the Harbour say they had cleared up and where the erosion is due to the failure to maintain the groyneThe narrowing and shallowing harbour entrance channel due to a failure to dredge and … [Read more...] about Misleading BHA announcement
We have to report that the outline planning application for 13 houses and replacement of harbour facilities has been granted. The terms upon which the application has been granted disadvantage the Statutory Harbour Authority. This is because the directors of the Authority have promoted the commercial interests of a separate property company they also own at the direct … [Read more...] about Damaging planning permission granted
No surprises here as the erosion of the beach near what was once Bembridge No 1 Groyne continues, and fence panels, mess and even razor wire collect on the beach on its way towards the harbour. Despite declaring it a priority, the Harbour Company has stopped progress on any repairs to the Groyne, even when the community offered to largely fund it. As well as the man-made … [Read more...] about Totally predictable problems as the failure to repair the groyne takes its toll.
Could a hole like the one photographed have snagged a pontoon guide where Tangent was moored and started a train of events leading to its sinking? Were the holes in the piles generally a cause for concern? These were some of the questions before the court. The Harbour Company said no to both, the claimants said yes, and there are hundreds of thousands of pounds riding on the … [Read more...] about Tangent sinking , a case against the Harbour Company goes to the High Court