Hawaii Ocean Safety Team
Advisory Board Meeting
July 9, 2009 (3:00 pm)
Ed Lott Terry Rice
Warren B. Ditch, Jr. LCDR Marcella Granquist
Bob Heidrich Brad Rimell
Bill Mossman Chris Woolaway
LCDR Jeffrey Taylor John Thielst
Oy Branum Robin Bond
1. 1500 (3:00 pm) Call to order – Introductions
1508 call to order, there was a quorum
2. Approval of last Board meeting minutes
Last meeting minutes were not previously submitted, so no action
3. Treasurer’s Report – Chris
There was $2,672.96 in the checking account. We have expended $934.24 for reimbursement of the Annual Harbor Safety Conference registration and hotel charges to Robin for his participation. This leaves $1,738.72 currently in checking.
4. Critique of the June 18 HOST Membership meeting
The meeting went well. The review of the Hurricane exercise brought a lot of questions and answers. Some important take home information was that companies really need to review their plans and that the community needs to understand that it might take a week for shipping to resume. There was a special event where both Brad and Robin were presented the United States Coast Guard Commandant Certificate of Merit awards by Capt. Compagnoni. The full texts of the awards are included in the June 18, 2009 meeting notes and on the website.
5. August 27, 2009 Membership Meeting Topics
Suggested topics include National Angler Recreational Fishery Register: Bill Mossman
Falls of Clyde Presentation: Bruce McEwan
USCG Presentation on the Waterway Watch Program: Lori/Ed Lott
6. Pending HOST Issues:
a. Shore entry dive safety – Robin
Nothing new to report
b. Flare disposal project - Chris
Bob Heidrich has contacted Latitude 38 to ask for help and he and Bill Mossman will contact Boat US. They will update us when they get a response. Robin mentioned that at the Annual Harbor Safety Committee Conference flare disposal seemed to be a universal problem.
7. Old Business
a. Falls of Clyde update – Chris
The Falls is scheduled for dry-dock on or about July 29, 2009. There have been requests for accompanying the Falls when she is moved. We will be looking at how to deal with potential safety concerns.
b. HOST Networking:
IMO International Maritime Organization – Safety Bulletin
Honolulu Sail & Power Squadron – Safe Boating Class
NOAA Blue Bag Lecture – NOAA Maritime Heritage Program
Invitation to be on the NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel
C. HOST Advisory Board
The Advisory Board needs to find representation from “Domestic Shipping”.
8. New Business
New ethanol increases in gasoline planned per Bill Mossman. Robin will send out Bill’s letter which has recommendations to satisfy the needs of the action but not impact boaters negatively.
9. United States Coast Guard Concerns
Robin attended CDR Kathy Moore’s going away luncheon and reported on the luncheon and he discussed the recognition that will be coming for her from HOST.
Both Security Zone brochures are on line and they are looking for printing support. They would like to make the printed brochures waterproof.
John Theist reported that the moorings have been impacted by boaters’ short cutting through that security zone. Damage has been caused to the fuel lines.
The range marker at Ward Ave. which was knocked down by a driver will be replaced in about 6-9 months and it will not be located on land.
10. State of Hawaii Concerns (DOT Harbors and DLNR)
No representation-No report
11. Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues – Ed Lott and John Regan
Ed discussed the America Waterway Watch, which is a priority to Adm. Brown. There have been presentations at Coconut Island and Koko Marina. Ed will check with John if he will be coming to the HOST meetings, and let us know.
12. NOAA – Coastal Survey – LCDR. Jeff Taylor
Jeff discussed the side scan sonar equipment that is now available and can be used on vessels of opportunity. The Honolulu Harbor survey showed distribution of sand that will need US Army Corps and DOT Harbors collaboration to remove. NOAA reconnaissance of tides and currents will begin in Hawaii in November 2009 followed by placement of current meters that will stay in place for 6 months. During August 18-28 Coast Pilot work begins for Maui County. If there are any concerns please let Jeff know. Brad mentioned that he has a barge going to Lanai on Aug.24, 2009.
The Kahana returned from Midway with recyclables on April 7 & May 23. The Kahana returns from Palmyra on July 12 or 13. The Walnut returns from NWHI and a marine debris cleanup on July 12 or 13th.
14. Next meetings: Advisory Board Meeting: August 13, 2009
Membership Meeting: August 27, 2009
15. Adjourn 1700 (5:00 pm)