Warren B. Ditch Jr.
CDR Kathleen Moore
Bond asked for introductions.
Call to Order
called the meeting to order. A
quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
quorum is present. Minutes
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Woolaway reported that we currently have $2,026.28. We
had income of $78.46 from the Combined Federal Campaign.
There were no expenditures this month.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
USCG report on the Casitas grounding.
It looks like this is a go.
State report on the 20/30.
This would be a brief report on the planning activities process that is
just beginning. This
would be an opportunity to make people aware of the process and their
opportunities to provide input.
USCG report on the Maritime Industry day and the use of EPIRBs.
Brad asked whether the old EPIRBs which are going to be phased out need
to be changed out when testing life rafts?
The regulations are a little vague since life rafts need only change
out there EPIRBs every 5 years.
CDR Kathleen Moore will check on the specific requirements and get back
Robin asked whether it would be possible to put on a “live
presentation” on the USCG Website “
Chris recalled that we had discussed a presentation on the
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.
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
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. The
final draft is at the Attorney General’s office for review.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin reports that nothing new has happened on this subject.
Harbor Congestion -
Scott Cunningham is ready to work with HOST on this and Brad will set up
Dead Ship at Anchor Subcommittee -
CDR Kathleen Moore has taken a first look at reconstructing a risk based
matrix. This first
attempt will be available for review and discussion.
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.
He did look say that Ed Underwood has offered the Keehi Small Boat Harbor
Conference Room. It is
free parking but is not very convenient.
Currently we are waiting for a response from DLNR on our proposal to have
HOST specific parking passes.
ITEM #7 New Business
Wreck Removal on
HOST Board Membership -
Robin opened a discussion on the current list of Board Members.
Some of them don’t seem to be able to show up.
It may be time to go through the list with an idea of getting new members
to fill the slots of members that don’t attend.
By going through the list we may be able to get someone more able to
attend to fill Board positions and increase maritime representation.
User Group Meetings -
Robin reported that he had a meeting with CDR Moore on HOST facilitating
meeting for user groups that plan an event.
Mike Jones, with the DLNR, issues the permits for ocean events.
The permits say that the participants don’t have exclusive use of the
ocean waters. They must
allow public access. They
post this information on their website. People
should be made aware of this website.
This should probably be something that would only be able to happen for
the EXTRAORDINARY event, not the day to day.
It could be that we could create one of our brochures that highlighted
some of these websites related to maritime safety issues i.e. DLNR’s and USCG
Home Port, HOST's as well as others. Robin
will add an agenda item where we ask whether anyone knows of an extraordinary
event that may have safety issues which may need special consideration.
He will also add the DLNR website to our website.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
CDR Kathy Moore reported that we have had another diving fatality on
Molokini. This was a SNUBA
incident. It seems as
though pre-existing medical conditions have played an element in some of these
incidents. It would be
nice to review SOP 5 -97 to see if it addresses anything that would help the
passengers make better decisions. A
general and risk specific safety brief prior to activities is something that
should be considered as a possible addition to this SOP.
A discussion prior to HIRSA has participated in the past but they do not
necessarily represent everyone.
The USCG will be sponsoring a community meeting to discuss heavy weather
lay up plans among other things.
This would be sometime in late May.
CDR Kathy Moore reported that the a vessel named the Irene Challenger
sank in 1977. If
anyone has any information on this please let her know.
ITEM #9 - State
No questions or concerns for DOT Harbors
Mike Jones announced that if anyone has any questions about the
harbor user fees give DOBOR a call.
They have several initiatives including increase haul out facilities at
several harbors around the State. We
are seeing an increase in trailer able vessels and they are trying to improve
the dry storage capacity to keep these trailers off of the road.
will be holding their second parking plan meeting on the 28th of this
month. They will
probably come up with a plan and it will definitely include a parking fee to
improve facilities. An agenda
with more information will be sent to Robin for distribution.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reminded everyone that the USCG has representation on all of
the neighbor islands. If HOST
wants to use the auxiliary for support just let them know.
ITEM #11 -
Pearl Harbor Visitors Center is under pressure to close.
Patrick Grant is looking for support from the maritime community.
If you would like to see this great project continue please let you State
Bill Mossman reported that there is a Bill still alive in the House to
provide for a transitional period during which high octane non-ethanol gasoline.
Perhaps HOST could send a letter to the hearings in support due to the
safety issues. Everyone agreed
and Robin will prepare a letter.
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the