LCDR Rick Raksnis
Capt. Terry Rice, Ret.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
Currently one short of a quorum.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Woolaway reported that we currently have $1,634.35.
We haven’t spent anything, nor have we taken anything in.
Terry Rice asked if we ever received any funds from the Combined
Federal Campaign. Chris
reported that in April we received a total of $459.44.
They are gearing up for another phase of the campaign.
We need to check to make certain that we are still listed in the
materials that get passed out to contributors.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Safety at Sea A
presentation by Susan Harper
An update on Security Issues - USCG
A report on the arrival of the Pride of Aloha by Norwegian Cruise
Lines. Also they may
be able to speak about there rescue efforts of the two divers that were hurt
A presentation by the State on the proposal for the Counties taking
over management of small boat harbors. We
may not be able to find out enough information on this by the date of the
meeting. What is
prompting the push for this?
A recent ruling regarding the Marine Endangered Species Act.
Essentially the ruling says that the State has no jurisdiction over
watercraft during whale season.
This is just one ruling but does it have implications across the board.
It sounds like someone from DOBOR would be needed to discuss this
The Coast Guard to give a report on the two fishermen that disappeared
off of their boats. The
focus would be on the search.
LCDR Rick Raksnis volunteered to give a presentation on the upcoming
Maritime Industry Day Agenda and plans.
MERPAC Advisory Committee will also be holding a meeting in
Chris Woolaway volunteered to give a preliminary introduction to the
upcoming Get the Drift and Bag It effort.
She could recap the success of last year.
ITEM #5 State
Involvement with HOST
Joesting drafted letters to Peter Young of DLNR and Rod Haraga of the
Department of Transportation. These
letters are to reintroduce them to HOST and ask if they can appoint a
participant from their Departments to attend HOST meetings.
ITEM #6 Safety At Sea
Subcommittee - Susan Harper
have decided on a “traveling road show” type of program populated with
local speakers. This
will be an effort to reach out to recreational boaters.
We have more boats in backyards than in marinas.
This could be a presentation in the morning and then breakout sessions
in the afternoon that tailor information to specific interest groups.
Next planning meeting is August 25th,
at the upper deck of the
Kaneohe Yacht Club. At
that meeting they will focus on the top safety tips for
ITEM #7 7th
Annual HSC Conference
17th – 20th has been selected for the upcoming 7th
Annual Harbor Safety Conference that will be held in
ITEM #8 Pending HOST
• SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Combs. - Hector
reports that he is still awaiting the return of information on radio use.
This effort is to update the directory on typical radio frequency users.
SOP 8-98 Explosive Handling Revisions – Robin
has e-mailed out to the Board the proposed revisions to the SOP.
If there are no further changes then he will post it on the website.
The General Membership will be notified at the same time as the
announcement of the General Membership Meeting.
The General membership will be invited to look over the proposed SOP on
the web. If we have no
feedback we will assume that it is approved.
Nothing new on this.
PR Education Committee - Julia Morgan is excused so we have no report on
SOP 9-98 Use of Seafarer’s Hall for tempo shelter -
Terry has nothing new to report on this effort at this time.
Nothing new to report on this issue.
This is really an awareness campaign that we are trying to set up.
Possibly this can be conducted on an annual basis.
ITEM #9 Homeland
Security - Rick Raksnis and Terry Rice
The docket on the NPRM for
changing the Security Zones has been closed.
They received a total of 6 comments and the USCG is required to respond
to all comments made. They
intend to proceed with processing the final rules.
Rick reported briefly on the
recent diving incident on
Rick reported on the recent
Propeller Club Meeting in which the topics for the upcoming Maritime Industry
Day were discussed. There
will be a opening session, three break out session and a lunch.
The agenda is being finalized in the near future.
Kim asked if we will be giving
out a Doug Van award. This
award is given to someone who has given a lot to Ocean Safety.
A committee of two was established to look into the issue.
This will be Kim Beasley and Chris Woolaway.
AGENDA ITEM #10
As there are no State
Representatives present no report was forthcoming.
AGENDA ITEM #11
Over 50 tons of derelict fishing nets have arrived at
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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