HOST Membership Meeting
asked the new attendees to introduce themselves.
Representative Ann Stevens introduced herself.
Attendees generally introduced themselves.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin Bond called the meeting to order. 41 members were in attendance.
Mr. Sean Hughes -
Roots in 1800s Pacific whaling
and trading interest in the
Most people are aware of the
WWII Legacy. During WWI
they had about 25,000 workers.
Today they have about 5,000 which is roughly equivalent to the beginning
Their Mission Statement is
“We Keep Them Fit To Fight” and stems from WWII.
About 30% of their work is for
quick turn around routine maintenance rather than the larger “project” work.
This is the only shipyard west of the mainland that can do this essential
They are the largest civilian
The navy has 12 surface
vessels and 17 submarines stationed in
Their Program includes
One area of improvement is in
the Transfer Operations. Everything
from sewage, fuels, bilge fluids and waste oils is transferred.
Improved hoses and deck watches have greatly reduced the number of
They have established a
centralized program for buying, storing and distributing Hazardous Wastes.
If they can show that a program will reduce the amount of Hazardous
Waste, they can access special funding. This
helps them to capitalize new equipment.
Getting new equipment or retrofitting older equipment has conserved about
1.2 million gallons of water per year.
They have also partnered with Hawaiian Electric to install new air
conditioning systems that have saved money and reduced electrical demand on the
They do a lot of training of
their employees and contractors to keep them up on the latest environmental
expectations. They also
do Community Outreach.
Vessels naturally have marine
growth buildup. They
follow Best Management Practices developed by the navy.
The first phase is an inspection.
If cleaning is needed only approved equipment and certified personnel can
conduct the work. They
will not clean a vessel within a month of a planned dry-dock.
If it is within that time envelope they will just do the work in
They are using hydraulically
driven brushes that do not collect the growth cleaned from the hull.
They are using soft bristles so as not to remove paint.
Removing paint would be a water contamination.
They use the lightest brush that can do the job but won’t remove the
Public Private Partnering
If there are periods when the
dry docks are available some private vessels have been hauled out in
ITEM #3 Heavy Weather
and Vessel Dispersion Plan Briefing -
LCDR Gary Messmer and
CMDR Todd Offutt.
season begins June 1st.
The USCG Sector Planning Department, with the help of HOST, has updated
the Plan in conjunction with updating the HOST SOP.
This subcommittee had a broad base of input from varying sectors of the
will be loaded onto the HOST Website under the “new” category.
You can then review the document and send comments to him.
It is also loaded on the USCG Website. <homeport.uscg.mil>.
There is also a link from the HOST Website.
Weyman is the Director of the largest of the Hurricane watch Center in the
Area Of Interest is the Central Pacific.
From Longitude 140 to the International Dateline.
There area is approximately four times larger than the
This is a Generic Term
Gets assigned a number. Bulletins
come out every 6
Gets assigned a name. An
intense weather system with
sustained winds greater than
74 miles per hour. You
need warm water >76 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wind and moisture from evaporation create a “heat engine” that is the
Hurricane. The only
difference between a Hurricane and a Typhoon is the International Dateline.
West of the Dateline it becomes a Typhoon.
July and August (the peak) declining in September is the heart of the season.
The historical “track” of the storms come in to
now have improved surveillance and forecasting.
They now have microwave date from satellites which can “see” through
clouds which often cover a hurricane.
The U.S. Air Force Reserve provides the “storm chasers” which fly
through the eye of the hurricane.
They are available to respond to
have 4 Doppler Radars in
Triple Threat includes Storm Surge and High Surf.
for a Hurricane
about 10% of the people in
to <weather.gov> and look under CPHC or
has archives and satellite imagery. Discusses
“Preparedness”. A hand site to
follow what is going on.
overall trends since 1995 (except 1997) we have normal to lower numbers of
hurricanes. Average season is
4 to 5 systems. We are
currently estimating 2 to 3.
The specific numbers are not as important as you may think.
It only takes one that lands on your house to “have a bad day”.
We need to be prepared on every
ITEM #5 Any USCG
No concerns at this time.
Marine Fire Fighting and
Salvage Conference was held on the 22nd at the
Today was the Change of
Command Ceremony for Rear Admiral Manson Brown.
He is being replaced by Captain Atkins, recently out of
The USCG has announced that
they have issued new regulations for Post Casualty Drug Testing, 46 CFR 4.03-1
and 46 CFR4.05-1. The changes
include alcohol testing within 2 hours of a serious incident.
No longer required after 8 hours.
You can not drink within 8 hours of a “serious incident.” (Exxon
Valdez) For Drugs
the testing has gone from 24 to 36 hours.
What is a serious incident.
Any Incident that - Has one or more fatalities;
Involves an injury to a
crewmember, passenger, or other person which requires professional medical
treatment beyond first aid, and, in the case of a person employed on board a
vessel in commercial service, which renders the individual unfit to perform
routine vessel duties;
Involves damage to property,
as defined in 46 CFR 4.05-1, in excess of $100,000.;
Involves the actual or
constructive total loss of any vessel subject to Coast Guard Inspection;
Involves the actual or
constructive loss of any self-propelled vessel, not subject to inspection by the
Coast Guard, of 100 gross tons or more;
Involves a discharge of oil of
10,000 gallons or more, into a navigable waterway;
Or, involves a release of a
hazardous substance equal to or greater than its reportable quantity into the
navigable waters of the
This is IN EFFECT on June 20th.
If a vessel can’t get to
shore to conduct “testing” within the prescribed time frames, then the
vessel must carry drug testing materials and have training on how to conduct
testing. Vessels with a drug
plan needs to be aware of these changes.
Changes now include fishing vessels.
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
General Membership Meeting: