June 5, 2008 Advisory Board

Hawaii Ocean Safety Team   

 Advisory Board Meeting

June 5, 2008 (3:00 pm)

Hawaii Yacht Club

Kim Beasley                                      Robin Bond                                      Paula Carroll

Jeff Connors                                     Bill Davis                                           Bob Heidrich

CDR Kathy Moore                           Brad Rimell                                       Randy Swindell

Chris Woolaway

1.    1500 (3:00 pm) Robin called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.

2.    Approval of last Board and Membership meeting minutes was given.

3.    Treasurer’s Report – Chris gave the report of $2,863.56 in the checking account, and there were no comments.

4.    June 19, 2008 Membership Meeting Topics

      Suggestion to have a panel to discuss various safety concerns. Give membership a chance to bring up current safety issues.

State Green Cards – Bill Davis

Review various HOST SOPs.

Marine Safety Performance Improvement Plan – USCG

NOAA Navigation Issues

National Harbor Safety Conference Highlights

5.    Pending HOST Issues:

a.    SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessel Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages – Kim – There has been no letter from Nancy in Kona.

b.    Tug Assistance – Tom/Troy – No activity. It was reported that rules are being drafted.

6.    Old Business

a.      Flare disposal project – No activity

b.            Letter to Formby and Hannemann regarding fireboat which is out of service. Robin to write.

c.            Neil suggested a grant for a whale PSA.

7.   New Business

a.            Marine Industry Survey – Online survey about training needs in the marine industry

8.         United States Coast Guard Concerns: The close calls in the Harbor channels were briefly discussed.

9.         State of Hawaii Concerns (DOT Harbors and DLNR)

10.       Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues – John Regan – Since John is ill, Ed Lott will attend meetings.

11.       NOAA – Costal Survey – LT. Jeff Taylor discussed PORTS (Physical Oceanographic Real Time System)

12.       Announcements:

            Bill Mossman reported on ballast water.

            Neil gave a note on personal water craft

            Chris reported on National Oceans month

13.       Next meetings:   Advisory Board Meeting: July 10, 2008

                                    Membership Meeting: June 19, 2008

14.       Adjourn 1700 (5:00 pm)

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