HAWAII OCEAN SAFETY TEAM
ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
LCDR Ann DeYoung
Terry Rice (Ret.)
number of guests were present so Robin asked that everyone introduce
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
After a brief discussion the minutes were approved by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,338.90. The
Propeller Club donated $250. Robin
thanked everyone that worked so hard on the Christmas Party.
ITEM #4 HOST Christmas
Robin asked if anyone had any
comments regarding the Christmas Party.
Chris Woolaway suggested that we poll some of the similar groups to
make sure that they are not having their parties on the same night.
Currently we are scheduled for
ITEM #5 Next
Membership Meeting Topics (
Card Tracking Program -
Harbor Congestion panel discussion
- Kim will arrange to get a
panel together to identify talking points for the panel’s presentation.
Anyone wanting to be on the panel please let Kim know.
Jeff Connors, Kevin Kinerney, Tom Heberle, Terry Rice and Ed McCain volunteered.
Security Zone presentation -
USCG Quincy Adams
ITEM #6 SOP 3-97 –
Tugboat Assistance in Neighbor Island Ports
Robin introduced Charles
Toguchi who briefed the attendees on a meeting held by State Harbors on a
number of issues. Topics
included Port Security and Tug Boat assistance.
To follow up on the tugboat issue Mr. Cees Deelstra of Holland America
Lines pointed out that the current language in SOP 3-97 does not take into
account a number changes that have occurred in the cruise industry over the
last several years. With the
departure of the
Mr. Ed McCain of HT&B
expressed his doubts that any asset that can assist in close to shore
maneuvering could be considered a hindrance.
They do recognize that the tug currently stationed in
Tom Heberle of the Hawaii
Pilots Association pointed out that even though there are new technologies
available they are complicated technologies that can have problems.
The question is what level of risk the community is willing to take.
One problem can shut down the only port.
Mr. Deelstra pointed out that
they operate in many areas including the Houston Shipping Channel and many
smaller ports that don’t require tug assistance.
It doesn’t seem to make sense that
Robin stopped the discussion
at this point to explain how HOST operates.
Essentially, we now have a formal request to look at this issue.
The next step is to form a subcommittee to look at the SOP to see if
changes may be required. Troy
Brown volunteered to head a committee to review the SOP.
Updates may include a look at
language that talks about more than one tug.
Also it should include a look at the requirements for
Terry Rice pointed out that
there are really three topics that are closely related.
One is Kim’s panel on Harbor Congestion.
The second is the Tug Assist SOP and the third is the Cruise Ship
anchoring SOP. When
reviewing these topics we will find that they are
ITEM #7 Security Zone
LTJG Quincey Adams (USCG)
Ann DeYoung (USCG) pointed out that the Coast Guard is not prepared to
make a presentation today but should be ready to make a presentation at the
next Board Meeting. Captain
Rice asked whether more work needs to be completed on how we are going to
notify the average boater on changes to the Security Zones enforcement.
Some work has been done on this on the Area Maritime Security
Committee. The USCG is very
willing to work on this subject with others so that we are not reinventing the
ITEM #8 Pending HOST
• SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms. Hector
Venegas was absent so could
not report on VHF Comms.
Safety at Sea Subcommittee. -
Susan Harper had to run so Robin Bond informed everyone that our first
Safety at Sea Seminar will be held next Saturday (the 22nd).
It will be four hours long.
Currently we have 11 people signed up.
This group was started by Rick Shema and Susan Harper.
If this initial effort is successful we may want to take it to other
locations and even the neighbor islands.
Kim made up brochures but we have also had both news and radio coverage.
Nothing new on this.
SOP 9-98 Use of Seafarer’s Hall for tempo shelter
- Robin has sent out
the draft of the altered SOP authored by Terry Rice.
Please let him know if we have comments.
Hearing none he will take it to the General Membership.
AGENDA ITEM #9
USCG Concerns -
LCDR Ann DeYoung said that there are no new issues from the USCG.
Terry Rice introduced CDR Pat Gerrity who is in charge of Inspections.
Robin asked him if he would sign in and give us his contact information
we will send him any announcements regarding future meeting.
AGENDA ITEM #10
Barry Kim spoke to the issue
of different standards of security regulations between
They are asking the
Legislature to fund full time Security personnel for each harbor.
Unfortunately there is no funding for bodies coming out of the Federal
AGENDA ITEM #11
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues -
John Regan reported that they had no issues.
AGENDA ITEM #12
Please make any comments on the “Inspection of Tugboats” material
that we sent out.
Old Flares -
For those of you who were interested in how to dispose of out-of-date
emergency flares, the answer is to
soak them in water for several days and then throw them away in your rubbish
Chris Woolaway suggested that HOST consider giving a HOST Commendation
Award to a
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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