ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
LCDR Rick Raksnis
CAPT Manson Brown
LTDR Gary Messmer
Paula Carroll, Capt. (Ret)
#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.
Minutes from the February 9 Board Meeting were approved. Robin asked if anyone
had any special thoughts on the February 16th General Membership
Meeting. The feedback was
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $1,692.47. $510.
contribution from Jeff Brennan and Horizon Lines.
The money from Jeff is matched by Horizon as part of their Company’s
community service program. Robin
extended his thanks to Jeff. $96 was spent on the Doug Vann award for retired
Capt. Terry Rice.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
The USCG will present a summary of the Major Findings on the
Navy Environmental is willing to put on a short presentation on how the
Navy handles their waste at sea.
Bill Anonsen will speak to issues that will be brought up to the
Legislature for consideration.
The Whale Foundation will give us an update on any Whale Issues and
current information on the whale that was recently freed from fishing gear.
USCG will provide a general
briefing on the Heavy Weather Plan and will present the new Port Preparedness
Plan that discusses port preparations, vessel dispersion, etc. Elements
of the plan will also be tested during the upcoming Hurricane Exercise in May.
The State may want to brief the membership on cruise ship terminal
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety at Sea Seminar -
Rick Shema is not here and with Susan Jacquelin leaving we have nothing
new at this point.
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Ships visiting Offshore Port Anchorages.
Kim reported that the next
double ship days will be March 15 & 16.
Current plans are to go to Kona at the early morning of March 16th.
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 subcommittee
that will outlast his tenure here in
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin has established a subcommittee to review this and they have had one
meeting. They are looking at
what we can do to make certain that people can get back out of the water in
various rough shoreline areas. The
problem is not getting in but getting out. One of the things we are looking at
is resurrecting the “obelisk” markers that have historically marked
shorelines or areas where people have died.
Many of these markers have deteriorated to the point they don’t exist.
By replacing these and combining them with educational initiatives,
hopefully progress can be made.
ITEM #6 Old Business
The Harbor Safety Conference will be April 26th – 28th
HOST presented the Doug Van award to Captain Terry Rice (Retired) who is
ITEM #7 New Business
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking
applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety
Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). The committee (CFIVSAC) advises the
agency on safety issues relating to the fishing industry. Please refer to
the notice that appeared in Federal
Register ( 71 Fed Reg. 11438). Applications must be submitted by
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
Air-Sea Disaster Rescue Plan:
Area Contingency Plan:
The latest update (Change 5) is posted on homeport.uscg.mil and addresses
responses to spills of oil and HAZMAT. It is compliant with the National
Maritime Terrorism Plan:
Progress continues towards development of a consolidated, post-9/11 plan. Please
contact the CG Sector Planning Staff for specifics.
Heavy Weather Plan: A general briefing will be presented at the 20 Apr HOST General
Membership meeting, and will present the new Port Preparedness Plan that
discusses port preparations, vessel dispersion, etc. Elements of the plan
will also be tested during the upcoming Hurricane Exercise in May. More to
follow at the 20 Apr brief.
Marine Firefighting &
Salvage Plan: A briefing & port
review is scheduled for 22 Mar at CIC, and will address ongoing updates to the
plan and provide an opportunity to involved agencies & organizations to get
a refresher on their respective roles & responsibilities.
Capt. Brown thanked the maritime
community for their assistance during a recent hoax May Day call.
The investigation is continuing.
The PRIDE OF HAWAII is coming to
On Feb. 17 RADM Wurster received
his third Star from President Bush and will be moving to his new command on the
June 15 is Change of Command for
ITEM #9 -
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues -
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary will be presenting at the Division
ITEM #11 -
AIS System Presentation - Capt. Brown said that this process provides
important information and an increase of eyes on sensitive areas with the
networking of video feeds. The
linking security equipment from all waterfront users is also important.
Letter of Appreciation to Ed Enos
for coordinating Dave Lyman’s service - Chris will draft letter for Robin.
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting at
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