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Hawaii Ocean Safety Team
Advisory Board Meeting - February 13, 2003
Robin Bond, Chairman, Kim Beasley, CIC, Bob Heidrich, HYC, Susan Harper, HYC, Tom Heberle, Clint Jamile, Mike Nelson, Brad Rimell, Commercial Towing, Chuck Krause, Chris Woolaway, Sea Grant, Bill Mossman, Rec. Boating, Arlen Walsten, Ocean Rec., Capt. Terry Rice., USCG Ret., Capt. Tim Skuby, LCDR Lane Johnson, USCG, RADM Jim McClelland, USCG Ret.
To Order and Approval of the Minutes
Chairman Robin Bond opened the meeting. A quorum was present and the minutes were reviewed for approval. The minutes were approved by consensus.
Robin introduced a guest – Mr. Chuck Krause of Ko’olina Marina.
Item #3 -
Robin reported that the IRS has approved our 501-(c)(3) Non-Profit Status. We are now applying to be part of the “Combined Federal Campaign” which is the equivalent of the “Aloha United Way” for federal employees. If they elect to, they can specify HOST as an organization to which their contributions could be directed.
Item #4 -
February 20 -
Membership Meeting Topics
Robin reviewed the topics to be presented at the upcoming Membership Meeting to be held on February 20, 2003.
Captain Skuby stated that he would be able to have someone speak about the
Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding the proposed changes and plans
for Security Zones for Hawaii ports.
Kim Beasley will speak about
the issue. He will also
prepare a handout questionnaire to be distributed to the attendees soliciting
their views. This
handout could also be sent out with the minutes for people to reply to the web
site e-mail address.
Hawaii Integrated Maritime Information System or HIMIS is a new effort by
the USCG to provide their customers with a variety of maritime information and
other services. Lane Johnson
of the Coast Guard gave the Board a brief overview of the possible services that
could be offered. These
included vessel traffic information and shipping agent on-line reporting
services. It could also
be a method of submitting applications for maritime event permits such as
regattas or parades. It
is still under development and input from the people who may benefit from this
system most is being sought. Lane
will be presenting this information to the membership meeting.
Robin reported on the on-going issues under consideration as safety items for possible HOST action.
a. DBOR – Boating Safety Education Program
Robin pointed out that this initiative is slowed down due to the change of State Administration. Pearlyn hasn’t called but we expect this will happen soon.
b. Kawaihae - Robin reported that he sent out the letter regarding our concerns over the mixed-use activities in Kawaihae. As yet he has not received a response.
Harbor Entry during Emergency Situations
- Brad reported that
there was no news on this subject.
Combined Federal Campaign -
Robin reported earlier that we are in the process of applying.
Hawaiian Island Recreational SCUBA Association (HIRSA) Industry Day
- Robin reported that
HOST has been invited to speak at this event.
He will give a review of HOST and will present a copy of the SOP
developed by HOST as a discussion point of how HOST works.
Discussion followed that HIRSA may request changes to the SOP.
This is exactly what it is all about.
It was also pointed out that we have lost our Power Point Presentation on
HOST and we need to make up a new one.
Kim volunteered to help and asked if anyone had pictures of events in
which HOST has participated, such as Honolulu Harbor Festival.
Item #6 - Fifth
Annual Harbor Safety Committee Conference
Robin has reported in the past that the Fifth Annual Harbor Safety Conference will be held April 6th – 9th, on the east coast. As reported at the last meeting the estimated cost for Robin to attend is approximately $2,000.00 dollars. We are actively looking for donations. Brad is hopeful that this will happen. Please contact Robin Bond if you wish to contribute.
This was discussed
earlier under potential meeting topics.
Captain Skuby added that it looks like the new regs will be finalized by
March or April. The end
product of a complete Hawaii Port Security Plan looks to be finalized by the end
of December. There will
be a meeting this coming Wednesday for anyone wishing to participate.
It will be held at Club 14 on the USCG Base Honolulu at 1:00 pm.
Kim asked about the
possibility of including some language in the overall plan that addressed our
HOST concerns about access for tugboat and other infrastructure maritime
personnel during emergencies. Captain
Skuby said that he wasn’t sure that this was the correct place for this.
Discussion followed that now is the time to discuss it and perhaps
consider a reference to what ever format this resolution eventually takes.
Not having even a reference in the plan may be a hindrance to gaining
emergency access for vital response personnel.
1. Robin reported that the website was down temporarily due to domain name expiration. When it was originally set up the address given was for the former secretary. As she is no longer with us, the notification of expiration was not received by Robin. This was discovered when we couldn’t find our website on-line. All is corrected now and we are back on-line.
2. Kim Beasley announced that the Propeller Club was having a 2003 Kick Off Party, to be held at the Waikiki Yacht Club on Monday the 24th of February. Questions were asked about the mission of the Propeller Club. Kim pointed out that their mission is to promote maritime awareness and to contribute informed commentary to legislative bodies concerning harbor development and related issues. That is why the Propeller Club has supported Maritime Industry Day.
3. Bill Mossman reported that Representative Brian Shots has proposed a bill (HB 1578) to establish a Port Authority. This would basically combine all airport and harbors functions under one authority. This includes all DOT and DLNR harbors. We should keep tabs on this effort.
4. Chris Woolaway reported that there will be a conference entitled “Summit-To-Sea 2003” held October 26-29, 2003 at the Sheraton Waikiki. This is a joint project of NOAA, CZM Hawaii, DBEDT-ORB, OHA, Hawaii Sea Grant, DOH, DOA-ADP, and the City and County of Honolulu among others. It will be a four-day conference that provides opportunity for you and your organization to present your views and solutions on a range of ocean and coastal resource management issues. For more information and the latest updates contact www.hawaiiormp.com.
The next meetings are as follows:
· Next Board Meeting March 13, 2003
Next Membership Meeting
February 20th, 2003
Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.