ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
LCDR Rick Raksnis
Capt. Terry Rice, Ret.
Captain Tim Skuby
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to
order. A quorum of the
membership was present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
minutes of the last meeting were approved.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we currently have $2,042.40.
ITEM #4 Next
Membership Meeting Topics
Card Tracking. A
suggestion was made that Kim could update the membership on the status of the
drift card survey efforts for Barber’s Point.
Should be a short presentation of about 5 minutes.
Kim agreed to do it.
Harbor Congestion Panel.
One of our more successful presentations of last year was the
discussion on the concern about the Harbor congestion being caused by the
Security Zones around the cruise ships.
Perhaps we could revisit this topic from a broader point of view and
include an updated forecast. The
panel discussion could include the fast ferry, and future cruise ship
activities. People on
the panel could include Kim Beasley, Brad Rimell, Troy Brown, Tom Heberle, and
Terry White for starters. Kim
will head up a meeting to flesh out discussion points.
Whale Counts. Another
possible topic could be an update on the latest Humpback Whale counts.
Parasailing Industry. Robin
suggested that perhaps we could find someone to discuss the Parasailing
Industry. There are a
growing number of businesses conducting parasailing tours and for the general
membership not much information has been made available.
This could be an informational effort.
Terry may be someone who could share some information on this subject.
Another possible short topic could be to review the highlights of the
year 2004. Robin
will be preparing a report as part of our non-profit requirements and he could
share this information to the general membership.
Robin also suggested that for the NEXT general membership meeting we
could consider an informational presentation on Tsunami early warning and
ITEM #5 Pending HOST
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms. Hector
reports that he isn’t receiving much feedback on his request for information.
His suggestion is to go with the information that he currently has.
The group agreed.
Safety at Sea Seminar. Susan
Harper announced that the first Safety at Sea Seminar has been scheduled for Jan
22nd at the Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Hawaii Kai.
Kim has been asked to help with brochures.
It has been advertised in the Hawaii Fishing News.
The next meeting of the committee will be at
January 5th at the Kaneohe Yacht Club if anyone would like to attend.
Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety
- Brad pointed out that Sause
has settled all claims from the 2002 incident.
This process had a lot of high emotion but little State action.
Now that we have some new Harbors people it may be that we can begin to
see some activity on this.
SOP 9-98 Temporary Shelter for Foreign Crews.
Terry Rice has created a draft “place holder” rewrite of our outdated
S.O.P. 9-98. We haven’t
found a new location but the rewrite drops the Seafarers location but does
discuss how the Immigration people will address the situation.
AGENDA ITEM #6 Multiple
Cruise Ships SOP 7-98
Jeff Connors of the Pilots Association raised concerns about traffic at the offshore anchorages of Kona, Lahaina as wells as poor scheduling and conflicts of cruise ships and barge going into Nawiliwili at the same time.
In addition, these issues are
compounded by the proximity of recreational activities.
LCDR Rick Raksnis discussed
the activities of Mr. Hal Silva of the
Perhaps we could get a
committee together to review and possible improve our SOP on this subject.
Possible committee members could include Kim,
AGENDA ITEM #7
Captain Skuby announced that all Security Plans have been approved and are in place. There will be a general meeting of the AMSC in February.
AGENDA ITEM #8
As there were no State
Representatives present, no report was forthcoming.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
None at this time.
AGENDA ITEM #10
There will be an Ala Wai Boat
Harbor Cleanup to be held on
Robin asked if there were any
further comments. Hearing none
he adjourned the meeting.
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