HOST ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
LCDR Rick Raksnis
Manson Brown asked for a few minutes to address the group.
This will be his last meeting as next Thursday is his Change of
Command. His replacement
will be Captain Vince Atkins. If
possible he will try to bring him to the General Membership meeting for an
In addition, he took some time to read a U.S. Coast Guard Letter of Commendation presented to Chairman Robin Bond. In his presentation he commended Robin Bond and HOST for outstanding efforts for bringing the community together to discuss Harbor Safety Issues.
#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
meeting were approved by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Robin Bond reported that we
currently have $2,152.26 Chris
Woolaway is currently away on business.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Hurricane Season is upon us.
Admiral Brown announced that he signed the The USCG Hurricane Guide
Book. A presentation on this along
with a follow up presentation by the US Weather Service will happen.
Navy Environmental is willing to put on a short presentation on how
they handle cleaning their hulls. This
is in response to a request by Dale Hazelhurst and Matson.
Matson is struggling with these issues.
Bill Anonsen will speak to issues that will be brought up to the
Legislature for consideration. It
was hoped that he could also discuss harbor Close Circuit Camera initiatives
but the person he was hoping to do this won’t be able to attend.
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety at Sea Seminar -
Rick is now back from personnel travel to the mainland and we are working
to establish the program agenda for the remainder of 2006.
Susan Jacquelin has left for the mainland and Rick is actively looking
for help on this subcommittee. If
you can possibly help, please contact Rick at telephone 254-2525 or by e-mail at
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Ships visiting Offshore Port Anchorages - Kim
reported on the Brief that he has distributed to the members of the
our research phase is complete and talking points have been identified.
We are currently waiting for feedback from Subcommittee Members.
Once this is gathered we will consolidate that information and hold a
Subcommittee meeting to discuss these issues.
Kim also outlined the process for moving forward.
At present no specific recommendations to change the SOP have been
proposed. The discussion
points are being identified and stakeholders are being brought into the
discussion process. More
SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan
- LCDR Rick Raksnis.
Reported that the only
comments he received were format comments which have been included in the
current draft. The USCG
considers this ready for prime time.
This will be distributed to the Advisory Board.
If the Board agrees then this will be presented to the General Membership
Meeting. A Draft SOP
will be ready for presentation to the Advisory Board by next weeks Membership
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin has not been able to move forward on this as yet.
We have had another drowning but this seems to be a heart attack victim.
This was off of Hawaii Kai and it was a dive from a vessel.
He will try to get going on this.
ITEM #6 Old Business
ITEM #7 New Business
Election of Officers.
HOST has two year terms for its officers.
These run from July to July.
Robin sent out an e-mail asking if anyone had any nominations for
Bob Heidrich said that he had
not received any e-mails with nominations.
He therefore moved that the same officers be nominated to retain there
offices. Robin and Brad just
wanted to remind everyone that the same officers have been involved for several
pointed out that he would have no problem
with continuing as he thinks
there is great value in the organization. Troy Brown seconded the nomination and
the officers were voted in by consensus.
Robin brought up the trouble with parking here at the Hawaii Yacht Club.
The DLNR has now eliminated almost all non-permitted parking on the pier.
This virtually eliminates club parking.
Discussion as to alternative locations for our meetings followed.
Brad Rimell moved that we moved to the Waikiki Yacht Club.
Kim Beasley seconded the motion.
Bob Heidrich pointed out that they would be willing to welcome this but
there is a charge of $35 per meeting which covers water and coffee.
Hearing this the discussion followed as to where else we could go.
It was suggested that we consider the
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
LCDR Rick Raksnis said there were no issues at this time.
He will be leaving to go back to USCG Headquarters on July 1st.
His replacement will be able to continue with his efforts. CMDR
Kathy Moore will be replacing him. She
is coming out of headquarters.
AGENDA ITEM #9 - State
Mike from DLNR wanted to discuss the SOP 7-98 (Multiple Cruise Vessels).
He wanted to emphasize that any product on this needs to go to DLNR so
that Training of harbor personnel is part of the solution.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues -
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary is increasing the USCG Safety
ITEM #11 -
The Propeller Club will be holding a meeting at the
Brad Rimell wanted to ask if anyone had any suggestions on how to get
some of the larger community players such as the Super Ferry, Matson and
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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