HOST Advisory Board
Lt. Radiah Jones
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 July and August Board meetings.
Hearing none, the Minutes were passed by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,180.92 which is after spending funds to support the
Safety Workshop at the Boat Show.
American Savings sent us a
notice that they will now start charging us a monthly maintenance fee of
$5.00. Robin went in to talk
with them and found out that they will not be charging us as we are a
non-profit group. Chris will be
watching to see if they charge us.
ITEM #4 Membership
Meeting Comments (
Everyone thought that the
meeting went very well. Both
the cool water air conditioning and the Casitas response were very well
ITEM #4 Membership
Meeting Comments (
Bill Anonsen is willing to give an update on Maritime Security - Cruise
Industry 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.
Americas Waterways Watch Program presentation.
Lt. Brian Murphy has a program that is focused primarily on Security
but also on Safety issues.
Charley Pires was in
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 #6 Pending HOST Safety
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms -
Robin said that this is very near completion and after a few changes it
will be ready to go.
Safety At Sea Subcommittee. -
The next one will be at the Harbor Festival.
A presentation on trailering and some of the other topics that we have
presented before. Bill Anonsen
is on the committee and is getting the final ok at a meeting this week.
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. One type is
for the loading of the deep sea water for
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 be
involved. On October 7th
and 8th we will have two ships in Lahaina at the same time.
This may be an opportunity to gather information and possibly shoot some
video. Bill Mossman said that
there is a committee on
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 right a letter to Harbors.
USCG is looking at the “near miss” incidents to try to get a better
handle on the data which may shed some light on this issue.
AGENDA ITEM #6
- New Business
LCDR Rick Raksnis - SOP 10 – 98 said that the USCG recently ran a
Hurricane drill during which the SOP 10 – 98 on Ship Dispersion.
It was clear that there are some changes in our procedures under the
Captain of the Port guidelines. For
example the USCG will no longer be putting a person up in
Robin updated the Committee on the 2005 Rough Water Swim.
The currents were so bad that they had to cancel the event.
Nobody wants another rescue situation like happened two years ago.
ITEM #7 -
Captain Brown reported that District 14 anticipates sending people to the
AGENDA ITEM #8
Nobody from the State was present.
Chris Woolaway has tried to encourage the State to participate as often
as possible. She as been
speaking with Richard Rice. He
pointed out that they have lost a number of key personnel but realize how
important it is.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Coast Guard Auxiliary
John Regan reported that 10 people from
Also the Auxiliary conducted some training for the US Marine Corps on
boating safety. This
happened on September 1. Over
300 Marines were trained.
AGENDA ITEM #10
September 17th is
the 2005 “Get the Drift and Bag
It”. The USCG and
P&R Water Taxi have volunteered to help with the cleaning of Keehi Lagoon.
The Kukui and Walnut Coast Guard Cutters will be returning soon from the
deep water derelict net recover effort.
NOAA is close to finalizing an agreement with the “Free Bird”.
A vessel that will be leaving for the
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
General Membership Meeting: