HOST ADVISORY BOARD
LCDR Rick Raksnis
LCDR Mike Heisler
LTJG Quincey Adams
#1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum is present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
The Minutes from the last two
meetings have not been completed so can’t be considered at this time.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway report that we
currently have $1,028.97. In
the Propeller Club contributed
$250.00. for their commitment to the Christmas party.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Lt. Quincey Adams will make a presentation on the final Security Zone
regulations. These went into
The USCG will present a summary of the Major Findings on the
Richard Rice from DLNR will talk about some current rule updates.
Bill Anonsen will speak to issues that will be brought up to the
Legislature for consideration.
Nezette Rydell of the National Weather Service will speak to current
Weather Service initiatives.
Jeff Conners suggested that
State Harbors be invited to update us on the State Harbors new proposed rules
regarding Tug Assist for Cruise Ships. This
has been a HOST initiative for almost a year.
Nothing is final before public review.
However, they have requested contributions from both the cruise
industry and the pilots. This
information has supposedly been given to State Harbors.
They have said that they will review this input and consider what their
proposal will be. That
proposal will be put up for public review. Robin will contact the State on
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety at Sea Seminar -
Hopefully Rick Shema will be able to pick up lead on this effort as Susan
Jacquelin will be moving to
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Ships visiting Offshore Port Anchorages.
Kim reported that he had an
opportunity to meet with Richard Rice, Hal Silva and Nancy Murphy to remind then
of HOST’s interest in attending a multiple cruise ship visit in Kona.
Now we are ready to coordinate with the Pilots to see if we can identify
an opportunity to go to Kailua-Kona.
SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan
- LCDR Rick Raksnis.
He is looking to hand this off
to someone as yet unidentified because it looks like it may be a topic that will
outlast his tenure here in
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Goto, of City and County Ocean Safety, has expressed interest in participating
with this committee. He
suggested that we revive the use of Obelisks to mark areas where people have
died due to shoreline accidents.
This in conjunction with brochures to educate divers on what these
obelisks mean. Participation
of the Fire Department and Ocean Safety will be valuable.
The Coast Guard will also be able to participate in identifying troubling
AGENDA ITEM #6
Critique of the 2006 Ocean
Sports Expo HOST Booth.
Although it was a small turnout Robin thought the program was excellent.
There was a lot of competition from the Super Bowl and the Punahou
Carnival among others. HIRSA,
the Dive Group, had their Annual Meeting on Friday and Robin went and gave a
presentation. Robin thanked
the volunteers who participated in supporting the HOST booth.
One-man Kayak safety education
Robin has yet to find someone who can come and speak to us on this
AGENDA ITEM #7
Harbor Safety Committee of the Year
- The National Harbor Safety
Conference is asking for nominations for Harbor Safety Committee of the Year.
We don’t really have anything new for this year.
Robin asked whether anyone objected to us not putting in an application
for 2005. Hearing no
objections, that’s what we will do.
Friday Night Sailboat Races -
Bob Heidrich reported that DLNR cancelled the Friday night sailboat
races. These races
have been going on for 30 years.
As of now we are not sure what the status of these races will be in the
future. Apparently DLNR has
been sued and this may be the bases of this problem.
More to follow.
AGENDA ITEM #8
The e-mail addresses for the USCG have changed.
Be sure to check your e-mail lists.
About three weeks ago everything that Robin sent to the State
Admiral Wurster will be leaving the D-14 Command.
Capt Vince Adkin will be replacing Captain Brown as COTP.
He will be coming out of USCG headquarters.
The USCG is getting a new 87 foot cutter name the “Ahi”.
She is a new boat that has a good history.
Captain Tucher, currently located in
AGENDA ITEM #9 - State
No representative from the State was present.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues -
John Regan was unable to make it today and there are no issues to report.
ITEM #11 -
Chris Woolaway announced that there is an economic study being conducted
to look at the economic impact on marine debris, including entanglements and
other marine casualties. This
came up at a Marine Debris Conference.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where this type of information can
be captured. The USCG doesn’t
really record this type of information.
LCDR Rick Raksnis said he would see if the USCG has any information.
The brochure regarding the State’s pump-out facilities is now complete.
This will be sent out to approximately 12,000 potentially interested
boaters by mail. These
would be mainly vessels with holding tanks.
DLNR is paying for this mail out.
Bob Heidrich pointed out that there are a number of boats that are
documented on the mainland rather than being “registered” with the State of
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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