LTJG Quincey Adams
Terry Rice (Ret.)
LCDR Rick Raksnis
asked everyone to introduce themselves.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
called the meeting to order. A
quorum is present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Bond asked if there were any proposed changes to the Minutes.
Hearing none, the Minutes were passed by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Woolaway reported that we have a total of $1,384.05 which is after spending
funds to support Robin’s trip to the Harbor Safety Conference.
ITEM #4 Next Membership
Meeting Topics (
asked if anyone had any comments on the last General Meeting.
Discussion on the timeliness of the Pearl Harbor Shipyard public/private
Chris Woolaway suggested that we have a presentation on the installation
of a salt water pipeline extending out to about 30 feet of depth from just
Bill Anonsen is willing to give a briefing on Maritime Security Cruise
Ship update. Essentially this
is a report on the lessons learned from an NCL/security community exercise that
was conducted recently. There
was a consensus that this will be of general interest.
Rick Raksnis said that there is a new Damage Control School that has just
finished their first class. They
may be willing to come and give us a presentation on their activities and
Terry asked about the progress on the oil pump-out infrastructure that is
being developed. Chris pointed
out that Public Service Announcements are being developed and it may be
worthwhile to have a short presentation of the programs status and the PSA’s.
Robin stated that we could show the video “Sharing the Bay”, a safety
video developed for
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
Safety Issues – We have not yet finished the update on the SOP on VHF Comms.
Safety At Sea Subcommittee - Rick Shema and Susan are involved in the
TransPac Race so we have no dates set for seminars for the rest of the year.
We would like to have one in the Waianae before the end of the year.
Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety - Bill Anonsen announced that the
State Administration has started to look at the issue.
Barry Fukunaga of State Harbors appears to be taking the lead in trying
to find a resolution to the congestion in the commercial harbor.
It may be appropriate for HOST to send a letter to both DLNR and State
DOT to ask for a follow up to our previous letter.
Bill volunteered to help Robin draft a letter.
Something may move on this by the end of the year.
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessels Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages - Jeff
Conners asked whether we’ve really resolved one of the pressing harbor safety
issues, coordination of arrivals at neighbor islands. Kim Beasley is heading a
subcommittee to revisit this. Discussion
followed that there are really four separate issues that HOST needs to address.
Centralized Scheduling - DOT Harbors
Cruise Ship anchorages - DLNR
SOP 7-98 Review including tender training and tender boat traffic control
pointed out that we actually have two vehicles with which to consider these
issues. Both the Centralized
two vehicles could be used to address all four issues and direct the product to
the agencies involved. There was
general agreement to this approach
Clean Water Act/State water quality subcommittee
- There is some good
progress on this that was a product of discussion regarding the NCL cruise
ships. There is a new
company that can clean hulls using a vacuum system.
This is being monitored by the Department of Health.
That doesn’t address smaller users and the fresh water issues.
It is getting better but it is not resolved.
This is really being worked out within protocols between State Agencies.
We will continue to monitor this as these protocols shake out.
Tug Assistance -
Ed Enos discussed SOP 3-97, which was the product of one year’s effort
on behalf of HOST. The pilots
are preparing a proposal and the cruise association is preparing a presentation.
Both are being sent to Barry Fukunaga. HOST
has not being included in discussions and the HOST subcommittee appears to be
ITEM #6 -
Casitas Grounding. Jake
Asher (NOAA) and Rick Raksnis. Not much news is available on the cause due to
the investigation. The good
news is that as of today most of the fuel and cargo have been removed.
Some very good equipment is being sent to the area to attempt to remove
the vessel. Hopefully
that will come off well. Ultimately
some sort of assessment of the damage to the environment will have to be
conducted. A determination may
have to be made as to whether any restitution efforts can be conducted.
Chris Woolaway asked if there were any known implications to the
multi-agency efforts for the northwest
Anonsen announced that HB 85 was vetoed by the Governor due to a “technical”
error. Someone transposed the
words East to West. That will
mean that we need to start over on the transfer of Piers 1 and 2 back to State
for now, State Harbors will control the area.
ITEM #7 -
ITEM #8 State of
No one from State was present.
ITEM #9 Coast Guard
USCG has given the Auxiliary three “Safe boats”.
There will be a blessing and inaugural celebration on August 20th,
, at Sand Island USCG Base. The
Admiral will speak and the public is invited.
ITEM #10 Announcements
Bob Heidrich announced that the TransPac Yacht race has started and the
first boats should start to arrive around the 23rd or 24th
of this month. The
TransPac uses a staggered start in an effort to have the yachts arrive around
the same time.
September 17th will be the 20th Anniversary of the
“Get the Drift and Bag It”.
There will be some press releases on this effort.
Bill Anonsen has said that the State Law Enforcement Coalition (SLEC),
which is comprised of 6 State law enforcement agencies, is working to produce a
Strategic Plan for coordinating security response efforts.
Possibly a report on this could be given at the HOST General meeting –
two meetings from now.
asked if there were any further announcements.
Hearing none he adjourned the meeting.
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