HOST Advisory Board
LCDR Rick Raksnis
Captain Tim Skuby
Robin Bond Jr.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
Currently one short of a quorum.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
After a brief discussion the Minutes were approved by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $1,634.35.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
A short presentation on the new proposed Ferry System
- Terry White
NOAA Weather Small Craft Advisory Criteria discussion
- Alan Olsen
Safety at Sea A
presentation by Susan Harper
They have two projects in
mind. One is a sort of
traveling “road shows”. This
is being organized by Rick Shema.
These “Safety At Sea” seminars will last about half a day.
They are also thinking of having a booth at the Ko’olina Boat Show.
They are also looking to create a brochure to help advertise these
shows. This brochure
LCDR Rick Raksnis volunteered to give a report on the Maritime Industry
Chris Woolaway volunteered to give a preliminary introduction to the
upcoming Get the Drift and Bag It effort.
She could recap the success of last year.
ITEM #5 HOST Christmas
The HOST Christmas Party is
Ray Tougas of Pacific Divers
described a recent incident where he was given a warning to stop hull cleaning
activities in the harbor. He
was cleaning algae off the hull of the Norwegian Wind.
A man who refused to identify himself called the Health Department.
Ray was directed to stop all activities and was given a citation for
polluting State waters. The
only alternative to cleaning hulls in the harbor is to clean them offshore
which is much riskier. Perhaps
HOST could look into this issue? This
may also be a possible topic for presentation at a future meeting.
ITEM #7 Pending HOST
• SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms. Hector
Hector reports that he is
still awaiting the return of information on radio use.
This effort is to update the directory on typical radio frequency users.
Nothing new on this.
Barry Fukunaga has taken over for Lynden Joesting.
Now that someone is in this position we may be able to see some movement
on this issue.
PR Education Committee -
Julia Morgan is on the mainland 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.
We kind-of missed the season. However,
Mike Tongg is planning to go back to the clubs to arrange an outing.
The month of May will probably be the best time for this due to their
schedules. It was suggested
that it may be beneficial if an SOP could be agreed upon regarding traffic
control for large vessels as they approach each other.
This may enhance predictability and therefore safety.
Brad pointed out that this may be a problem for towing vessels, however,
it may be worth getting a group together to meet with the
AGENDA ITEM #8
USCG Concerns -
Captain Tim Skuby
The Captain had no new issues to discuss at this time.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Ed Underwood with the State
DLNR reported that American Marine was beginning to drive a pile for the channel
day mark. They are having a
problem so this is will probably mean a delay.
Another problem that they are
trying to fix is the Friday night conflicts between canoes and the sailboat
He also reported that there is
a renewed push to privatize the small boat harbors.
This may be a process that could take anywhere from
to 6 years. This is the
most significant push to date.
The question was asked as to
the current status of the pier replacement in the
AGENDA ITEM #10
USCG Auxiliary Issues
John Regan asked how the
“Get the Drift and Bag It” campaign worked.
He was thinking that this may be a good project for the Auxiliary.
Chris Woolaway pointed out that this was a very successful year.
This is always on the third Saturday in September.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
AGENDA ITEM #11
Over 50 tons of derelict fishing nets have arrived at
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
General Membership Meeting:
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
Executive Board Meeting:
prior to the Christmas party. Hawaii
Yacht Club located in the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.
This will be the General
Membership Meeting for December. It
will be held at the Hawaii Yacht Club located in the