HOST Advisory Board
CMDR Kathy Moore
#1 Call to Order
Brad announced that Robin is
out of town and he will be acting Chairman.
Brad called the meeting to order.
A quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
LTJG Quincey Adams pointed out
that she attended the meeting but was not on the list.
With that change the Minutes from the last meeting were approved by
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $1,935.10.
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.
CMDR Kathy Moore said that they will be ready to make a presentation.
The new Dispersion Plan, Communication
and Notification Issues as well as Company responsibilities will be discussed.
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
• Safety at Sea Seminar - This committee is currently on hold pending repopulation of the committee.
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 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.
There is a meeting today to talk about new State rules.
Those rules are at the Attorney General’s office for review.
At this time we can’t discuss it any further.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin was not here and will report on this initiative later.
ITEM #6 Old Business
The parking situation at the Hawaii Yacht Club has a partial solution but
we are still trying to work out a better solution.
Unfortunately we were working with Richard Rice and he has left DLNR.
We will have to revisit this.
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 vessel had about $100,000 damage.
ITEM #7 New Business
Brad mentioned that we will be having a new Board Member to replace Brian
Siperly of Chevron.
“Get the Drift and Bag It” will be held on the 16th of
September. There will be a
focus on “Slipper”
Brad brought up an issue that was brought to him about barges parking in
the Kapalama Channel causing restricted passage for larger vessels.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
CMDR Kathy Moore reported that we had a snorkeling death that may well be
due to natural causes. There
is a HOST SOP that may need to be reviewed.
HOST SOP 1-97 “Vessel Maintenance & Repair at Anchor” related to
“Dead Ship”. That
SOP does not discuss different risks as related to different types of ships.
Different ships pose different risks.
Lt. Johnson will be the USCG Point of Contact.
Looking to add to the decision making matrix to include ship types and
size. Brad said that we can put
together a subcommittee to review that SOP.
We don’t want to create an environment that prohibits ships from coming
here for repairs but we do need to know the risks associated by granting a
request for moorage.
Lt. Quincey Adams handed out the new USCG pamphlets on the Port Security
Zones. They will be
going out with a campaign to spread the word.
They will be distributed throughout the State and also placed on the
Quincey will now be working on the boater safety pamphlets.
These are focused on local recreational fisherman.
We need to find funding for printing.
AGENDA ITEM #9 - State
No issues at this time.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary had no issues at this time.
ITEM #11 -
Tuesday morning at
Pier 21, Tuesday 15th,
the Tug Hokuloa will be receiving an award for a rescue at sea.
A small fishing boat off of
Brad asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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