Ocean Safety Team
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Panel discussion on
Hurricanes and preparedness:
Tom Heffner, National
Because of the water warming in
the Central Pacific the Weather Service is predicting six to seven storms this
year instead of the average four to five.
There have been changes in the
Marine Program check the Weather Service website for updated information.
National Weather Service works
closely with the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at Pearl Harbor.
The Navy Research Center in
California has a great track line that would be a handy tool for Hawaii.
Faye Chambers, State Civil
County Civil Defense takes the
State works with FEMA
Wayne Jones, Oahu Civil
The primary agency for Oahu
Aim to mitigate emergencies by
being better prepared.
Close working relationship with
Marie Bird, Coast Guard
Marine Safety Office
Heavy weather plan
Broadcast to mariners, Channel 16
Craig Fukuda, DOT Harbors
Honolulu Harbor, Kewalo and
Preparation plan for 72, 48, 36
and 24 hrs. ETA
Brief employees, harbor tenants
Vessel disbursement plans
Help with the recovery and
Keahi Birch, Matson
Dale Hazlehurst marine operations
Vessels in port and in route
Get yard operations back up
24hour warning-barges and
cranes-evacuate non-essential personal
Port assessment team
3 Emergency generators to get
cranes and refrigerator containers back up and running.
Employees have been prepared and
so are their families.
Defense: You need to prepare
yourself knowing for the first 72 hours there may not be any assistance.
Storm surges are another feature of the hurricane.
In Waikiki, people will need to be moved to the third floor in a
concerns about access to the waterfront and identification system need to be
of Farewell Gift to Capt. Gilbert Kanazawa closed the meeting.