asked people to introduce themselves as we have a new attendee.
Ken Kujala is the Director of Marine Operations with the Super Ferry
introduced himself. He
and Joe Almony will be switch hitting on attendance.
#1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to
order. A quorum was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
A quorum is present.
Robin asked if there were any changes to the draft Minutes.
Hearing none Robin asked for a motion.
The Minutes were approved by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $1,935.10. There
were no expenditures or income activities this month.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Multiple Ships Mooring SOP Update.
Kim felt that the subcommittee discussing the Multiple Ships at Lahaina
and Kailua Kona may be able to present an update.
We will have to work on this between now and the next Board Meeting.
• It may be possible to speak with Gary Messmer to present a quick reminder about the new drug rules requiring testing. We have talked about this but a quick reminder that these rules are now in effect may be in order.
We could check to see if the Final Report on the grounding of the M/V
Casitas. If it is
complete this may be a good topic.
We really haven’t come to a point of progress on Harbor Congestion.
This was a topic that we had spoken with the legislature about.
We don’t know the status of the State Legislatures resolution to
State Harbors. Maybe
we need to speak with Scott Cunningham to ask the status of that mandate.
We could have a brief presentation on “Get The Drift and Bag It”.
It may be that we can ask Bill Anonsen to give us a Legislative Preview
for the upcoming Legislative Session.
Maybe we could ask what Harbor Plan is currently being worked on and
how HOST could be involved.
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
us”. It seems as though
further discussion on the details of the plan as well some of the
Tug Assist SOP for the neighbor islands.
There is a meeting today to talk about new State rules.
Those rules are at the Attorney Generals office for review.
At this time we can’t discuss it any further.
Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee -
Robin 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.
Currently we are waiting for a response from DLNR on our proposal
to have HOST specific parking passes.
ITEM #7 New Business
On Sunday, the eighth of October, there will be the first Hawaii Fishing
and Seafood Festival. This
will have about 45 booths. This
will be held at Pier 38, the Home of the
“Get the Drift and Bag It”
We are getting ready to conduct our annual program but it is highlighting
some of the Statewide pollution issues.
Puako on the big island is running into a huge sanitation problem.
Kayak companies are being given permits and allowed to enter there but
there are no bathroom facilities. DOBOR
has responded recognizing the need to conduct a major clean up and try to get
some type of facilities. This
is a problem that is cropping up in other areas as well.
Chris is bringing this question to HOST on behalf of big island “clean
up” volunteers for “Get the Drift and Bag It”.
Recreational boaters are concerned about health issues.
DOBOR is saying this is an enforcement issue for DOCARE.
Currently HOST is not being asked to do anything.
But we have been asked to help if local initiatives don’t work.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
No USCG personnel were present.
AGENDA ITEM #9 - State
No State representatives were present.
ITEM #10 -
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
John Regan reported that the Auxiliary had no issues at this time, but
asked everyone to go to the new Kevin Costner movie on USCG Rescue people.
“The Guardian” is the name of it.
ITEM #11 -
“Get the Drift and Bag It” looks
like it will be a strong effort. We
anticipate about 70 people. The
Clean Islands Council and P&R Water taxi will be providing boats for Keehi
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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