LCDR Rick Raksnis
Introductions: Tom Heberle
announced that Mr. Rich Demuth will be taking his place as the Advisory Board
Member representing the Harbor Pilots.
Approval of board meeting minutes
were held because there was no quorum.
Treasurer’s Report: Cash in
Next Meeting Topics:
Navy is working on their presentation on “environmental controls at sea” for
the General Meeting.
Heavy Weather Plan and the Other USCG Plans will be updated by Todd Offutt.
Walters from the State will present the information on the 2006 Whale season.
Rice said that on the 20th it will be too late for input to the
Legislature; however he said that four money bills had the funds taken out and
were moving forward.
5. Pending HOST issues:
A. Safety at Sea - Rick Shema hasn’t been contacted for future safety seminars, and HOST did not get the grant for the outreach materials.
B. SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise
Vessel Visiting Offshore Ports - Kim,
Robin and Brad made the trip to Kona and met with Nancy Murphy but were unable
to have Hal Silva join them. The
weather was moderate and the tenders really bounced around getting passengers on
and off. Security issues were observed and possible solutions discussed. Kim
is writing up a report and has sent pictures of security issues to
said that DBOR is going to do a reassessment.
The Capt. of the Port has strong opinions of what needs to be done and
Richard wants to have those opinions incorporated.
Brad said that HOST can help but will need more direction.
Under the issues of safety there are a lot of potential opportunities to
make things better.
is to list the recommendations for safety. The recommendations for security will
be in a separate report.
Tug Assist in
did follow the pilots’ recommendations closely and even exceeded in some areas
but this will be negotiated with other users.
Friday night sailboat races are not going to use the Ala Wai turning
basin for the start of their races at this point.
Ed Enos suggestion for linking the HOST website on the Waikiki YC website
USCG: Capt. Brown is out of town. The
USCG is still doing the needed medical evacuation flights.
State: Richard Rice briefed
on Legislative bills that are moving through the legislature.
2360 - Vessel grounding
2150 - GET Tax
2399 - Ferry Bill for
2527 - Waianae baseline study in lieu of ORMA update
2574 - 2 year inspections. This still needs to be heard
USCG Aux.: The shore entry
safety issue was brought up to the Auxiliary and everyone was supportive to
incorporate this safety issue
into their ongoing safety
The meeting was adjourned at