Advisory Board Meeting
LCDR Ann DeYoung
Swindell John Thielst
Terry Rice (Ret.)
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum was present.
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 spent $41.95 on the website.
Hawaii Pilots donated $250. which brings us to a total of $1,842.40.
ITEM #4 New Board
Robin introduced Randy
Swindell who will be joining us as a representative of the
ITEM #5 2005 HOST
Robin has sent out an e-mail
with an attachment with the proposed 2005 meeting dates.
It follows the same schedule as 2004. Hearing no objections we will
place this information on the website.
ITEM #6 Critique of
the October 21 HOST Membership Meeting
Robin asked if anyone had any
comments on the last General Membership Meeting.
Bob Heidrich reported that he updated the Yacht Clubs on the
improvements to the weather reporting and that this information was well
ITEM #7 Next
Membership Meeting Topics (February
Possible topic would be a report on the oil spill card tracking
Possibly a report on the Whale Counts if they are finished by them.
Terry Rice suggested that an update on the Parasailing industry might
be good. This is a sector that may
be of interest to HOST. Safety
issues related to this industry have been significant.
Bob Heidrich suggested that it may have some value to repeat the
program we did last year on Harbor congestion.
That was a panel discussion with Kim Beasley, Troy Brown and Brad
Rimell. This was of great
interest and a topic that continues to evolve.
ITEM #8 HOST Christmas
The HOST Christmas Party is
Bill Anonsen and Troy Brown
made a donation to the Christmas Party fund and we are close to having all the
money needed for the food.
It would be nice to get some
prizes for grab bags. POP,
Hawaii Pilots, and a few others said that they can make some donations. Please contact Robin if you have door prizes.
ITEM #9 Pending HOST
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms.
Venegas was absent so could
not report on VHF Comms.
Safety At Sea Subcommittee. -
Susan Harper reported that things are moving forward very well.
A brochure has been produced and it has been sent in for a grant proposal
Bill Anonsen suggested that it may be possible to get Olelo to video tape
this and show it on TV.
Nothing new on this.
SOP 9-98 Use of Seafarer’s Hall for tempo shelter
- Terry Rice
Both Terry Rice and Bill Anonsen have been exploring this on separate
paths. The current SOP
is inaccurate so it should probably be parked on a back burner.
This is not something we want to go away but the current regulatory
environment means this will take time to resolve.
HCVB told Bill that they would find some way to accommodate these sailors
so the problem is really a regulatory issue.
Terry Rice suggested that there may be a need to consider a SOP regarding
Cruise Ships tendering policy related to standards for safety with respect to
loading passengers and the potential of needing to stop due to weather or other
conditions. Who makes
this decision now? Terry
will put together some information on this for distribution and consideration at
a future meeting.
Another potential issue could be development of designated anchorages and
protocols for Cruise ship anchoring, particularly in
Lahaina. There is
competition for the preferred anchorages and sometimes safety issues are raised.
Terry will articulate these issues for further consideration.
Discoloration of Harbor Waters -
Bill Anonsen reported that he has had some preliminary contact with the
Department of Health and they indicated they would be willing to sit down with
and discuss this with industry.
About 12 members of HOST have expressed an interest in participating in
this but many asked to postpone this until after Thanksgiving.
ITEM #10 USCG Concerns
- Captain Tim Skuby
LCDR Ann DeYoung asked whether
anyone had any questions for the USCG?
None at this time.
ITEM #11 State of
Ed Underwood with the State
DLNR reported that the DLNR is proposing to the Board of Land and Natural
Resources asking permission to go to public hearings related to raising the
mooring rates for DLNR Harbors. Generally
this is the type of thing that doesn’t involve HOST.
Ed also pointed out that the
Cruise industry has been pushing DLNR to allow them access to more DLNR
controlled areas such as Port Allen and
USCG Auxiliary Issues
John reported that the
auxiliary has provided four people to assist with the Safety At Sea subcommittee
work. They are pleased
to be able to support this effort.
ITEM #11 Announcements
Robin reported that he has run into limits to the number of e-mails that
he can send during a single day. He
is looking at alternatives in making the e-mail process work for us.
Susan Harper announced that the Hawaii Yacht Club will be extending a
free temporary club membership through the end of December to members of the
HOST Advisory Committee. Just
take a card and sign up. Several
parties will be held in the month of December.
asked if there were any further comments.
Hearing none he adjourned the meeting.
Board Meeting: December 9th,
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
Party: This will be the General Membership Meeting for December.
It will be held at the Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
Board Meeting: January 13th,
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the