HOST Advisory Board
Terry Rice (Ret.)
LCDR Rick Raksnis
asked everyone to introduce themselves.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum is present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Robin Bond asked if there were
any proposed changes to the Minutes from the February 17, June 2 and April 21.
Hearing none, the Minutes were passed by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,383.95 which is after spending funds to support
Robin’s trip to the Harbor Safety Conference.
American Savings sent us a
notice that they will now start charging us a monthly maintenance fee of
$5.00. It may be time to
look for a new bank.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics (
Chris Woolaway suggested that we ask for a presentation on the
installation of a pipeline extending out to about 30 feet of depth from just
Bill Anonsen is willing to give an update 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 general consensus that this might 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 curriculum. Joe
Curtis has been invited to speak about the advanced fire fighting school.
They have extended the HOST board an invitation to come out
and see a real fire.
Ward Graessle will be willing to give a brief talk and show some
pictures regarding the salvage
effort of the Casitas.
Robin said that we have the video “Sharing the Bay” which lasts
about 15 minutes. It
would be a good video to show what can be accomplished by a harbor safety
committee. It may be that we
could do a similar video on some of the issues in
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms.
Scott Osborn has submitted a first draft which has gone to the Board for
comments. He and Robin will make minor adjustments and get the SOP out to the
Safety At Sea Subcommittee. -
Rick Sheema and Susan both busy right now but are moving forward to set
up classes for the windward and Waianae sides.
Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety
- Nothing new on this but Tom
Heberle pointed out that it is not just tugs. They are starting to see some
cargo ships going there such as the loading of the deep sea water for export to
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessels Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages
- Kim said that we are
now putting together a committee.
We have Troy Brown, Jeff Connors, Kim Beasley and asked if anyone else
wants to join in. LCDR Rick
Raksnis and Captain Terry Rice volunteered and suggested that Hal Silva from
Clean Water Act/State water quality subcommittee -
Nothing new here.
Tug Assistance -
The Harbor Pilots have submitted their letter to Barry Fukunaga and would
encourage anyone with an interest in this subject to write a letter to Harbors.
He also raised the question of whether a harbor escort tug could also
play a role in homeland security. Rick
Raksnis responded that the USCG has different requirements for different MARSEC
levels. This could be a
possible subject for consideration at the AMSC.
Captain Terry Rice raised the concern that lines of authority and
liabilities may be legal issues that would bear on this subject.
AGENDA ITEM #6
- New Business
Nothing really new at this
Be thinking about topics for
the next General Membership meeting.
Bob Heidrich relayed a story
of an offshore race just after the TransPac.
Due to heavy off shore weather the race route was rearranged and
unfortunately crossed the entrance to
ITEM #7 -
Captain Manson Brown told Rick Raksnis about a report from the
LCDR Raksnis also reported that the vessel “Casitas” is off the
The efforts to conduct major
clean up efforts in the northwest
This is also going to involve a deeper diving effort in conjunction with
the USCG Cutter Walnut. USCG
personnel are allowed to dive deeper than the NOAA folks and some nets have been
located in these deeper waters.
There is currently no guarantee for funding for Federal assets for next
AGENDA ITEM #8
Scott Cunningham wanted to
thank the Pilots association for their comments regarding assist tugs.
He reported that a recent incident did occur where a dock line was
dropped early and sucked into a bow thruster, disabling it.
Luckily there was an assist tug available.
He attended an interesting
meeting with some energy companies proposing to develop Ocean Thermal energy to
contribute to the HEI grid. Offshore
concrete platforms would be installed that may be able to accommodate a broad
variety of additional operations. One
of these platforms could also be used to generate hydrogen for the new cars.
The one they are proposing would be about 15 acres.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Coast Guard Auxiliary – John Regan had nothing new to report.
AGENDA ITEM #10
September 17th is
the 2005 “Get the Drift and Bag
Chris Woolaway distributed the
NOAA Mariners Guide to Marine Weather Services.
Also she can get a poster on Marine Photos to determine wind speed.
General Membership Meeting:
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the