HOST Advisory Board
Warren B. Ditch Jr.
CDR Kathleen Moore
Bond was absent.
Call to Order
Rimell called the meeting
to order. A quorum was
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
quorum is present. No
minutes were available for review. Minutes
will be approved at the next meeting.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Woolaway reported that we currently have $2,947.82.
There were no expenditures or income activities this month.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Multiple Ships Mooring SOP Update.
Kim felt that the subcommittee discussing the Multiple Ships at Lahaina
and Kailua Kona may be able to present an update.
We will have to work on this between now and the next Board Meeting.
The newspaper reported an increase in the number of whale strikes.
There are, of course, more whales.
Captain Atkins asked members to be on the look out for illegal whale
observation tour operators. Chris
Brammer with the Whale Sanctuary,
The Final Report on the grounding of the M/V Casitas is complete.
However, this will be better presented for the next meeting.
The Hawaii Super Ferry has been launched.
It is expected to get to
The State DOT Harbors was going to give an update on the Harbors 2030
Plan. However, as yet
we don’t have anyone identified to give the presentation.
Chris and Robin will work on this.
DLNR will be increasing Harbor fees on March 1.
Notices will be sent out at that time.
There are some bills in the legislature.
One is to require liability insurance for harbor tenants.
This is mainly to cover vessels that are lost or damaged in State
areas. Some of the
recover operations are costing the Harbors special fund over $100,000 per
incident. This bill to
require insurance is meant to help cover the costs to salvage and remove
damaged vessels. Repairs to the Ala Wai harbor F pier is out to bid.
Mike Jones from DLNR will give a presentation on the legislative
The USCG is willing to speak to the talking points emphasized by the
USCG during Maritime Industry Day.
Just a quick presentation on important topics and how it went.
This may also include a discussion on switching to the 406 EPIRB.
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety at Sea Seminar - This committee is currently on hold pending
repopulation of the committee.
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Ships visiting Offshore Port Anchorages - Kim
reported that we will hopefully be holding a subcommittee meeting on this SOP
revision in two weeks time. That
product will be brought to this committee for consideration.
SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan -
The USCG is revisiting this subject for now.
Tug Assist SOP for the neighbor islands.
Nothing new at this time.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin has not here and will report on this initiative later.
Dead Ship at Anchor Subcommittee -
We are looking to populate this subcommittee.
The types of people we would hope could assist this would include Water
Taxi’s, Shipping Agents, etc.
ITEM #6 Old Business
The parking situation at the Hawaii Yacht Club is still a concern.
We can’t seem to get a response out of the Ala Wai people.
Mike Jones said he would look into it.
Currently we are waiting for a response from DLNR on our proposal to have
HOST specific parking passes.
ITEM #7 New Business
TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Regulation has
been finalized but the roll-out timing of this has not been decided upon.
It will include a background check with a biometric element.
Anyone going into a regulated port facility will require this card.
There will be a fee for this. It
is expected that 750,000 people nationwide will need this.
The USCG will be out and about to discuss this with the port users.
They would like to do this with “focus groups” that may have similar
questions. This would
facilitate this effort.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
Captain Atkins discussed the fact that he went on the HOST Web site.
He was concerned that HOST not be
ITEM #9 - State
DLNR is looking to moving to a 24/7 DOCARE enforcement.
The work force is looking to increase in size.
Captain Atkins asked Mike to ask Ed Underwood to give him a call to
explore coordination opportunities.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary had no issues at this time, but
asked everyone to go to the Kevin Costner movie on USCG Rescue people.
“The Guardian” is the name of it.
ITEM #11 -
Mike Jones reminded people that a project is in the works.
This ORMA, or Ocean Recreation Management Area, would extend from
Ko’olina to Kaena Point. They
will begin to develop regulations to form an ORMA.
Also, DOBOR is looking to rewrite their internal rules.
asked if there were any further comments.
Hearing none he adjourned the meeting.
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