LCDR Kevin Nishimura
LCDR Rick Raksnis
Terry Rice, Ret.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
Currently no quorum.
Robin opened the meeting with
a report on the National Harbor Safety Conference planning committee.
They are looking for topics for the April 2005 meeting.
He recommended recreational boater safety education.
Also, they have dropped their National Website contractor (Adam Brown)
and decided to develop it in house.
The USCG has decided to try and do this and have something in place by
October. It would
include a “chat room” for presenting and discussing issues across the many
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $1,634.35.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Rick suggested that Randy Cates responded to about 90 small salvage
incidents. He seemed
willing to speak about that. Maybe
he can discuss techniques he uses or typical problems/incidents he sees.
An update on Security Issues
LCDR Rick Raksnis volunteered to give an report on Maritime Industry
Maybe we could get a panel discussion going on the proposed new ferry
system. A number of
issues could be discussed from harbor infrastructure to Union issues.
Terry White may be able to answer a lot of the questions people have.
Brad suggested that it may be good to have some of the
Board Members form a panel and ask if anybody has any concerns.
In his experience, when commercial companies speak to safety issues it
is usually from the harbor buoy in i.e. harbor conflicts.
Bill Anonsen suggested that we may be able to have DOT Harbors discuss
upcoming capital projects that are planned for the next year or so.
Kim asked whether Bill Anonsen would be interested in discussing the
project that he is working on to ship garbage to
Terry Rice suggested that HOST create a Annual Report format that
discusses safety issues over the last year, HOST activities, where we expect
to go in the next year. Address
issues related to the major constituency groups that compose HOST.
What format would this take?
A verbal summary of a written report?
Also don’t forget that we may be able to include neighbor island
issues which sometimes takes a back burner.
ITEM #5 State
Involvement with HOST
Also it is hard to get
ITEM #6 Safety At Sea
ITEM #7 Executive
We have a need to try and
develop members that will show up at meetings.
A number of constituencies don’t show up and this impacts our ability
to function. Kim suggested
that the nature of the decisions that we make doesn’t really warrant a
requirement for extensive diversity.
Although highly desirable should it be a show stopper?
Robin is asking for guidance.
If anyone knows of people that may be able to participate and represent
one of the less active constituencies, please let me know.
Jeff Conners has taken Bill Anonsen’s place at NCL and he has
expressed an interest in participating on the HOST Board.
A good place for him is Foreign Vessels.
ITEM #8 Pending HOST
• SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms. Hector
Hector Venegas is excused so
we have no report on this.
SOP 8-98 Explosive Handling Revisions
Robin has received no comments
or concerns and so the revised SOP is approved as written.
Nothing new on this.
PR Education Committee -
Julia Morgan is excused so we have no report on this.
SOP 9-98 Use of Seafarer’s Hall for tempo shelter
- Terry Rice
Terry has nothing new to report on this effort at this time.
Nothing new to report on this issue
ITEM #9 Homeland
Rick Raksnis and Kevin Nishimura
The USCG is finalizing their response to the six comments received on the
Security Zones. Final ruling
should be coming out soon.
AGENDA ITEM #10
As there are no State
Representatives present no report was forthcoming.
AGENDA ITEM #11
The Honolulu Harbor Festival has been scaled back.
The Harbor Tours and canoe race are cancelled.
The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and OHA are going to conduct
community meetings to gather information for the Hawaii Ocean Summit.
This is related ocean resource management issues.
The first meeting is October 5.
Chris will get more information to Robin.
Mike Buck called Chris and asked about the Get The Drift and Bag It.
He will be putting some information on his radio show.
This will target the maritime folks and may help increase the clean up at
Bob reported that the