Advisory Board Meeting
Call to Order
Bond is in
quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
quorum is present. Minutes
for the last meeting are not yet available for review.
ITEM #3 Treasurers
Woolaway reported that we currently have $3,026.28.
There were no expenditures this month.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Hurricane season approaches and the Draft Harbor Vessel Dispersion plan
is ready. After
discussion it was decided that a panel discussion of the various agency
efforts related to the upcoming Hurricane preparedness efforts be the focus of
our next membership meeting. LCDR
Kathy Moore, Mike Jones from DLNR, representatives from National Weather
Service, State and County Civil Defense agencies State Harbors will be on the
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. This will be
the main topic of our next General Membership Meeting.
Tug Assist SOP for the neighbor islands.
Nothing new at this time. The
final draft is at the Attorney Generals office for review.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin is in
Harbor Congestion -
Nothing new to report.
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.
Mike Jones reported that he has heard that there may some movement on
this in that the Hawaii Yacht Club may have agreed to give out some of their 50
permits. The problem is
a method of insuring the return of the passes.
ITEM #7 New Business
Wreck Removal on
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
CDR Kathy Moore reported that the Harbor agent at Kailua-Kona will be
putting up a sign to remind Tender Vessels to disengage their propellers during
loading and off loading of cruise ship passengers.
This has been an issue with the swimmers in the swimming lane.
Prop wash has been pushing swimmers out of their track.
This was the result of local discussions and is a locally resolved
ITEM #9 - State
Mike Jones announced that the Legislature has given them their requested
$10 million Capital Improvement Project funding with one caveat; the Governor
has until July to veto this funding. In
addition, they are five new staff members.
DOCARE is getting some funding for their vessels.
In addition, State Legislators have added special funding for projects
that are long overdue. In
addition they will be replacing four new vessels.
Mike also announced that the Kewalo users group has seen some
success in easing some of the anxiety from competitive harbor usage.
The meeting resolved to hold no more than eight professional surfing
events per year. The
process of selecting
the events is new. Once
a year interest groups will meet. Eight
blank permits will be available and discussion will decide what events are held
and when. This may
end up being a model for other areas.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reminded everyone Safe Boating week is coming up.
Prior to that Expo 07 will be held at Keehi Lagoon small boat harbor
on May 26th.
ITEM #11 -
Safe Boating Day -
See USCG Auxiliary Issues
Bob Heidrich announced that TransPac will be held this July.
Seventy boats are expected which would be an all time record.
The harbors will be facing many challenges.
The HT&B tug Moana Holo has won the national Jones P. Devlin Award
for two years of operation without an injury.
Hawaii Yacht Club located in