HOST ADVISORY BOARD
LTJG Quincey Adams
Terry Rice (USCG Ret.)
asked everyone to introduce themselves.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Bond asked if there were any proposed changes to the Minutes.
Robin announced that he added the list of attendees.
Also Susan Harper asked that the Minutes be changed to reflect that the
report on Safety At Sea was made by Kent Richards instead of Rick Shema. After
a brief discussion the Minutes were approved by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,638.90. The
Propeller Club donated $250.
ITEM #4 Critique of the
February 17th membership meeting.
Robin asked if anyone had any
comments regarding the last General Membership Meeting.
Bob Heidrich and Kim Beasley commented that it seemed to work well in
opening up dialogue. Jeff
Conners expressed regret that we don’t seem to get participation from State
Harbors personnel of a sufficiently high enough level to actually contribute.
Discussion followed that this is a continuing problem that won’t
easily be solved. Robin
said that he personally went and spoke with Rod Haraga who assured us that he
would encourage greater participation from Harbors.
Robin is going to call Barry Fukunaga and encourage greater
ITEM #5 Meeting with Senator
Inouye (Transportation Subcommittee)
Robin asked for general
comments in critique of the HOST presentation to the Senate Transportation
Subcommittee on HOST’s role in fostering discussion on topics of safety.
This was intended to be a reprise of our panel presentation at the last
General Membership meeting.
Jeff Conners also expressed
regret that some of the presentations at yesterday’s Committee Meeting were
“a little out of school”.
He felt that some presenters got into talking points beyond that which
were discussed at the last General Membership Meeting.
Others tended to agree.
In the end it was felt that HOST came off looking OK but that two
lessons were learned, have more scripting and fewer presenters.
Also make certain that the presenters are representing HOST rather than
companies that are participating in HOST.
ITEM #6 Next
Membership Meeting Topics (
Oil Drift Card Tracking Program
Recap of 2004 Marine Casualties -
LCDR Rick Raksnis
Oil Pollution Planning Requirements for Non-Oil Tank Vessels
This is a regulatory initiative with a very short time line.
This might be a valuable presentation to inform players.
Announcement of Canoe Season.
Apparently our efforts to get them to go for a ride on Paradise Cruise
vessel for a community outreach effort may be worth revisiting.
Mike Nelson may be willing to make a presentation on the upcoming Boat
A discussion of the follow-up letter to be generated by HOST to the
We had discussed having a presentation on Tsunami safety and impact
awareness. Perhaps this should be
postponed until we can combine several different groups and knowledge base
persons that can speak to this topic from different angles.
Chris Woolaway would like to announce that the International Coastal
Clean Up Conference to be held in
Robin and Brad will miss the next membership meeting since they will be
on the mainland at the annual Harbor Safety Conference in
ITEM #7 Pending HOST
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms.
Venegas was absent so could
not report on VHF Comms.
Safety At Sea Subcommittee. -
Susan Harper reported that the boat show sponsors are very excited about
HOST's proposal to put together a “Safety at Sea”
tent area in which vendors that have safety products and programs to be
housed together under the “safety” umbrella.
They are also looking at the subject matter of mandatory boating safety
courses and what role HOST might want to play in this effort.
This is the pre-decision making stage and discussion is just beginning.
Nothing new on this.
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessels Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages
We had already discussed the essence of this in our critique of the
Senate panel presentation.
Clean Water Act/State water quality subcommittee
- Nothing new on this.
Tug Assistance -
Jeff Conners reported that the NCL position is they don’t need a tug
for every port entrance. Obviously
other entities like the pilots and tug companies have a different perspective.
Currently there is a meeting scheduled between Northwest Cruise
Association and the Pilots Association.
Hopefully this will generate an agreement that will be able to be an
update of our SOP on Tug use.
AGENDA ITEM #8
- New Business
Ed Araki’s Replacement -
Ed Araki has retired and will no longer be a member of the HOST Advisory
Board. Robin announced
that he will be sending him a letter of appreciation for his contributions.
As we have two other members from this area we have no replacement for
him at this time.
2005 Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo is to be held on May 21 and 22nd,
at the Ko’olina Resort.
We will be looking for volunteers to help with the booth so please help
us out. We will
also be needing some handouts.
ITEM #9 -
Captain Skuby will be leaving to go to
Also the Security Regulations are not yet finalized because Legal is
looking over some issues.
AGENDA ITEM #10
No one from State was present.
AGENDA ITEM #11
Coast Guard Auxiliary
John Regan reported that they had no issues.
AGENDA ITEM #12
Chris Woolaway announced on the Day Mooring’s effort.
Malama Kai’s, Terry O’Halloran, has reported that they applied for
and received permits for 15 moorings.
Part of the requirements are the need to produce an Installation and
Operations Manual. They
are also trying to put together a State wide data base of the locations of
previously installed moorings. The
shift in focus has moved away from a County by County effort to a State wide
approach. These new
moorings include 5 installations on Kaua’i, Mau’i and
Chris also reported that she has found some EPA monies in the form of low
cost loans for recreational and commercial pump-out facility construction.
She has passed this information along to DLNR-DOBOR and
Mike Kitamura a Representative from Dan Akaka’s office thanked HOST for
looking for possible ways to restore the Laupahoehoe boat ramp which has been
damaged by winter storms.
Robin received pictures of the ramp from the
A Fisheries Forum will be held on March 15 looking at Fisheries
management plans for the
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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