HOST Advisory Board
LCDR Rick Raksnis
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum was not present.
ITEM #2 Approval of the
Minutes of last 2 meetings was held until a quorum was present.
Minutes were approved after the Treasurers Report when a quorum was
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,180.92.
ITEM #4 Next Membership
Meeting Topics (
Maritime Security-Cruise Ship Update - Bill Anonsen - His presentation
will be approximately 40 minutes.
Sharing the Bay video from
Suggestion to have a safety briefing for one man canoes that are
beginning their race season. Should have a pre-race safety briefing. The races
require a permit which may be able to contain a safety message.
Robin asked Rich to get the name and phone number of the race director of
Kanaka Ikaika and suggest that a representative to come to the next meeting.
ITEM #5 Christmas Party – The next membership meeting will be the Christmas
party and will be on
ITEM #6 Pending HOST Issues-
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms-Robin/Scott:
discussion about attaching the map of VHF/FM Radio Coverage in
Safety at Sea Subcommittee - Susan/Rick:
Susan said that the next training will be at the Harbor Fest which is on
November 6th. The
presentations may be abbreviated to do “The Coast Guard and You” in the
morning then again in the afternoon. Details
are still being worked out. The tug
hula is back on the list of the events at the Fest.
We need to get folks to help man the booth.
It might be good to hand out SOPs. Susan
will check on the SOPs.
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessel Visiting Offshore
Port Anchorages - Kim/Robin: Recap
on the trip to Lahaina to review procedures for handling the multiple cruise
ships in port. DLNR did an
outstanding job of handling the traffic, Hal Silva is the harbor master.
The HOST folks had a few suggestions that might make the situation
better, such as give DLNR harbor staff more visual height (build
a tower above the roof), get them out the elements and increase the staffing.
Richard Rice said that Hal
& staff are doing a great job even though they are at 80% staffing.
The Captains with the cruise ships are great and the interplay between
DLNR and the ship captains works well. What
we have is 50 year old harbors with 21st Century demands.
There needs to be a better management plan.
There needs to be input and assistance from the community for
improvements. DBOR just got approved
for a federal grant of $11 million to replace sewer and offices.
Lahaina pier will take a full EIS.
Brad said that the community
and the state are asking too much of the staff at Lahaina and that may result in
an accident. The situation is not
set up to be sustaining.
There have been a number of
accidents when Hal was not on duty. HOST
recommendations will be seen by the Lahaina staff.
The HOST Subcommittee needs to work closely with Richard Rice.
Tug Assistance -Tom/Troy:
The recommendations have been turned over to DOT.
DOT hopes to have something in place for the 2006 Legislature.
Brad recommended that the subcommittee needs to check with
SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan - LCDR
Rick Raksnis: The subcommittee will
meet early in November for the first meeting.
A key part of the plan will be which vessels will be able to stay in
port. The facility owners have to be
comfortable with who stays.
ITEM #7` New Business
Dive Safety issue was brought up with the recent rescue of two divers off
Portlock Point. The limited points
of entry and exit are of concern. This
may be a good issue for a subcommittee. Ideas were shared such as putting out a
cautionary notice in Dive Shops, etc.
Robin will check with HIRSA.
ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
– 8 people from Sector Honolulu have gone to
ITEM #9 State of
ITEM #10 Coast Guard
Auxiliary Issues - John Regan announced a Boating Law Administration Workshop on
November 17th. Robin and Brad will make a presentation on HOST. Kent
Richards is the point of contact.
ITEM #11 Announcements
Board Meeting: November
3, 2005, 1500, Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
October 20, 2005, 1400,
8, 2005, 1400, Hawaii Yacht Club located in the