HAWAII OCEAN SAFETY TEAM
Advisory Board Meeting
October 13, 2011 (3:00 pm)
Tom Collins Warren B. Ditch Jr. Clifford Inn
CDR Jason Neubauer Brad Rimell LT Kyle Ryan
Arlen Walsten Anne Stevens Chris Woolaway
Roland Zwicky Scott Whaley Darren Bullock
Sparkie Ewing Robin Bond
a. Kim suggested that he could give an update on Marine Salvage and Fire Fighting Regulations. The USCG said that they could help.
b. Brad Rimell suggested that he could present an update on Subchapter M updates that relate to the tug boat community.
c. Sparkie suggested that the next meeting will be three weeks prior to
APEC. An update on the latest APEC impacts would be appropriate.
d. Anne suggested that PASHA can make a presentation on their new roll off ship.
e. Joyce Miller can give a presentation on the NOAA mapping of Kaneohe Bay.
a. Flare disposal project – Chris reported on the project. Anne will follow up with the bomb squad for the storage box and Arlen will check to see if this is what POP needs.
a. Falls of Clyde safety issues and general update – Chris reported on the Falls of Clyde on plans to protect the mooring lines from the vandalism. .
b. 2011 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival – October 9, 2011 HOST Participation. Robin reported on the festival and thanked those that participated. The festival was well attended (about 25,000 people) and the treasure hunt seems like a good addition.
a. Robin and Brad trip to West Coast Harbor Safety Committee Summit. The summit will be on October 25 and 26th in Monterey. They both felt that this should be an important effort to improve communications among the Harbor Safety Committees. Both Brad and Robin have been trying to accomplish this for some time. Brad will be returning right after the Summit. Robin returns on November 3.
b. HOST Christmas Party – December 8, 2011. The Board approved $600 for the food. Robin and Bob will finalize with the HYC. Robin put out a call for grab bag gifts.
Dive Flag Issues were discussed, as there have been incidents of boaters hitting divers and the flags. Divers are diving further off shore where they are even less visible. There needs to be better public awareness.
Membership Meeting: October 20, 2011