HOST Advisory Board Meeting
CMDR Kathy Moore
Chris Woolaway Rich Demuth
asked people to introduce themselves as we have a new attendee.
CMDR Kathy Moore of the USCG will be taking over from LCDR Rick
#1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to
order. As a quorum was not
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting. The minutes were reviewed on
an informational basis.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Robin Bond reported that we
currently have $2,106.26. Chris
Woolaway is currently away on business.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Hurricane Season is upon us.
The Dispersion Plan references an Annual Hurricane briefing to be held
at annually to help prepare the Port for hurricanes.
Kim asked whether there would be any value in having a panel discussion
on hurricane plans and preparedness. This
panel discussion could serve as the HOST annual effort.
Topics could include the new Dispersion Plan.
Communication and Notification Issues as well as Company Preparedness
initiatives aimed at maintaining critical services.
Another possible topic could be Yachting and/or small boat
An update on the Super Ferry may have value.
This could be postponed to the next General Meeting.
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety at Sea Seminar -
Rick Shema has gone back to the mainland because of family issues.
Susan Jacquelin is moving back to the mainland.
Rick Raksnis has transferred to the mainland.
Currently we may not be able to maintain our momentum on this program.
There are other venues that cover this information.
The USCG Auxiliary has a very good program but it is not as locally
oriented as the HOST initiative. A
pamphlet has been prepared in draft form with input from Kalani Smith.
We need to follow up on the pamphlet language.
Perhaps this “local” pamphlet could be distributed by the USCG
Auxiliary as a way of continuing this effort.
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.
We will be holding a Subcommittee meeting before the next General
SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan
- The USCG has
completed a draft and Robin has sent it out by e-mail.
Please take a look at it. The
HOST role is prior to every Hurricane Season we will be holding an informational
session to bring awareness to the Maritime Community that “the season is upon
Tug Assist SOP for the neighbor islands.
Nothing new on this at this time.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin has not been able to move forward on this as yet.
Some monuments have been placed by the Ocean Safety Water Safety
Division. The HOST effort will
be an educational effort in conjunction with this Ocean Safety Division effort. He
will try to get going on this.
ITEM #6 Old Business
Bill Anonsen’s Legislative Recap is on the HOST website.
The parking situation at the Hawaii Yacht Club has a partial solution but
we are still trying to work out a better solution.
NOAA has just completed a derelict net removal effort focused on the
windward side of the island. They
collected about 20 tons of nets. There
have been reports of several vessels getting tangled in floating nets.
One vessels had about $100,000 damage.
ITEM #7 New Business
Brad Rimell brought up a possible topic regarding
“Get the Drift and Bag It” will be held on the 16th of
September. There will be a
focus on “Slipper”
Robin recalled a HOST meeting of several years ago when he asked whether
anyone would be interested in representing the Yacht Clubs.
Susan Jacquelin volunteered. Over
the years she has been a wonderful contributor to HOST on behalf of the yachting
community, the USCG Auxiliary, The Safety at Sea initiative, really the entire
maritime community. In
recalling her many efforts and contributions he presented to Susan the Doug Van
Award. This is a award
presented to individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to
the HOST mission. It is
not presented on any scheduled basis, rather only when extraordinary
contributions deserve special recognition.
Susan’s unfailing effort on behalf of the entire Maritime Community
certainly deserves not only this recognition, but the thanks and gratitude of
the entire HOST constituency. Thanks
Susan and Aloha on your move to the mainland.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
CMDR Kathy Moore reported that the USCG had no concerns at this time.
AGENDA ITEM #9 - State
No representatives were in attendance.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary had no issues at this time.
ITEM #11 -
There were no announcements at
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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