GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
meeting was held at the Honolulu Community College Maritime Training Center
and had 35 attendees.
to Order Kim Beasley called the meeting to order.
Beasley reported on the status of the NOAA sponsored drift card study.
They have completed two years of deployments and the results are shown
on the internet at:
website shows the maps indicating the location of found drift cards as well as
the numbers of cards recovered.
It is interesting to note that cards were recovered as far east as
has run out of money to continue funding the project so at this time we are no
longer placing cards.
Guidance for the Development and Review of
Plans for Non-Tank vessels
Quincy Adams reported that Interim Guidance is now available for pending
regulations on Non-tank vessel response plans.
This guidance comes in the form of NVIC 01-05 which is meant to provide
guidance to owners and operators of non-tank vessels for preparing and
submitting plans for responding to a discharge, or threat of a discharge, of
oil from their vessels. Until
non-tanker regulations are in effect, the Coast Guard may authorize a non-tank
vessel to operate without an approved vessel response plan until two years
after the date of submission to the Coast Guard of a plan if the owner or
operator certifies that he has ensured by contract or other means approved by
the Coast Guard the availability of private personnel and equipment necessary
to respond to a worst case discharge (WCD) or substantial threat of such a
Be consistent with the
requirements of the National Contingency Plan and Area Contingency Plan.
Identify the Qualified
Individual (QI) having full
authority to implement removal actions, and require immediate communications
between that individual and the appropriate federal official and the persons
providing personnel and equipment pursuant to item No. 3 below.
Identify and ensure by contract
or other means approved by the Coast Guard the availability of private
personnel and equipment necessary to remove to the maximum extent practicable
to a Worst Case Discharge.
Describe the training, equipment
testing, periodic unannounced drills and response actions of persons on the
vessel, to be carried out under the plan to ensure the safety of the vessel
and to mitigate or prevent the discharge or the threat of a discharge.
Be updated periodically.
Be resubmitted for approval of
each significant change.
USCG currently expects regulations to take effect on
Marine Casualties Summary
Rick Raksnis, Chief Prevention Dept.
Determine root cause for accidents involving all foreign/domestic
Link facts to conclusions
Recommendations may include license actions or civil penalties.
Draft formal reports of serious accidents.
4 full-time: 3 part-time staff (
Crew handles immediate safety issues.
Contacts USCG via radio/cell phone Ph. 842-2606
CG Command Center dispatches investigator(s)
Collect evidence, complete interviews
Receive CG-2692 form is completed usually within 5 days.
Further interviews, evidence gathering depending upon
158 casualties investigated
41 personnel incidents injuries beyond first aid,
36 vessel maneuverability steering, propulsion
32 material failures
29 serious incidents
6 deaths, all divers
should be noted that these statistics represent the commercial casualties rather
than the smaller recreational casualties which are investigated by State DLNR.
For a total picture we would need to look at their statistics.
Enforcement Actions breakdown by Category
Violation of law/reg =
Drug Use =
Rimell asked whether there was any issue with sharing investigation information
between the USCG investigators and the company.
Both are looking for the same information.
Rick said that the USCG would be reluctant to share their information
with the company until it was finished its investigation.
A company may interview its employees and the USCG would welcome copies
of company generated documentation. However,
the USCG will also conduct its own investigation which can not be shared with
the Company until the investigation is final.
information will be coming out.
All of the Safety related vendors will be housed in one tent.
Safety presentations will be presented in conjunction with this program.
just returned from the Conference which was held in LA/Long Beach.
The Commandant gave the Key Note Speech.
We will be given a CD on all of the materials and presentations.
Fewer breakout sessions at this Conference than in previous conferences
which enabled more participants to attend the various presentations.
Beach is the busiest harbor for containerization in the
Shipping CEO spoke at lunch. They
will be starting a construction program to take their tankers from 20 or so up
the afternoon there were multiple presentations from various Harbor Safety
Committees on participation and activities.
The next day a number of presentations were made on dredging activities
and invasive species and ballast water issues.
presentations were made.
wrapped up with a video on recreational boater activities made by the San
Francisco Harbor Safety Committee.
This was related to the commercially navigable waters within the Bay
which are limited. However,
Congestion and Tug Boat Activity.
Clean Up Conference.
we do a Get the Drift and Bag-It in
year is the 20th Anniversary of this program at the national level.
The Conference will be held in
THE DRIFT AND BAG IT
year the Get the Drift and Bag campaign was held on
year there was an effort to not only increase the areas cleaned but also to
involve HOST. Charlie
Perez of P & R Water Taxi volunteered the water taxi Hapa
In thanks for their terrific support in cleaning up the Keehi Lagoon area
HOST presented a Public Service Commendation P&R Water Taxi.
addition, Keahi Birch of
Matson, operating in conjunction with Greg McCartney of A&B,
picked up over eight tons of rubbish from the Keehi Lagoon boat launch
area. In thanks
for there help HOST will also be presenting them with a Public Service
State and USCG were asked if they had any announcements.
Hearing none, the meeting was adjourned.