The meeting was held at the
Honolulu Community College Maritime Training Center and had 38 attendees.
to Order - Robin Bond called the meeting to order.
introduced Captain Manson Brown the new Captain Of The Port.
He outlined his recent duties and encouraged anyone who had any
questions to give him a business card and he will get back in touch with them.
also asked for an opportunity to address the audience.
He presented HOST with a Certificate of Recognition award that was
presented to HOST at the recent National Harbor Safety Conference. The award,
given by RADM T.H. Gilmour is to “… recognize your local maritime
organization for significant contribution you have made to your community and
Ship Repair Association Presentation – Bill Clifford (Pacific
This was a presentation that
Bill Clifford had made earlier to the
This group has recently
convinced several Princess cruise ships to come to
Currently the shipyard
industry in the
ITEM #3 Report on the
recent Legislative Session - Bill Anonsen
Resolution 221 asked the State
Harbors to consider a statewide scheduling system.
This is the Fiscal Biannual budget.
It includes funding to complete the
Also includes improvements to
Piers 19 and 20 as well as a number of other improvements.
A total of about $75 million dollars.
Another bill considers future
plans for Keehi Lagoon. This
currently includes relocating the Kewalo Shipyard to Keehi Lagoon.
Another bill that passed was
the transfer of Pier 1 and 2 back to the DOT Harbors.
This will effectively keep these piers in harbor use.
This is currently on the Governors desk for signature.
The Legislative Session
started out with 55 port related bills that were whittled down to five.
Many were related to environmental compliance and the creation of a
Port Authority. We will
probably continue to see these bills next year.
ITEM #4 Safety At Sea
Subcommittee and the Boat Show - Rick Shema
They had 20 x 40 foot
complimentary tent at the boat show. They
put on a number of safety presentations. LCDR
Rick Raksnis coordinated the USCG presentations.
In all there were about 12 different presentations from both public and
private sector. About 60
people were in attendance.
The subcommittee is now
looking for ideas for the next venue for a presentation.
Bob Heidrich reminded everyone that the boat show will no longer be
held at Ko’olina. Mike
Nelson is looking for another venue as well.
The number of attendees was down but the venders reported that
purchases were up and it was very successful.
ITEM #5 Merchant
Mariner License and Documentation Program –
LCDR Ann DeYoung
She is now located at the
Anyone interested in the new
Tug Boat requirements please give her a call.
ITEM #6 -
New Security Zones -
She presented a handout on
FAQ’s as well as the full a handout on the current regulatory language.
They are going back out to the Docket with a Supplemental Proposed Rule
Making (SPRM). This
comment period will close on August 8th.
Please take the time to read the comments issued to the Docket and the
The SPRM breaks up the
Honolulu Security Zone into smaller zones to provide flexibility for turning
these zones on and off. The
Zones around cruise ships have been changed to simply be a 100 yard Security
Zone around the vessels. If
you have any questions please call
ITEM #7 -
International Coastal Clean-Up Conference
Chris reported that she and
Robin were able to attend the international conference held in
Internationally, the emphasis
is on collecting data and educating the public on the importance of pollution
prevention. This is an area
where we may be able to improve.
ITEM #8 USCG or State of
Robin asked if there were any
Bob Heidrich announced that
the TransPac Yacht race will be coming to town next month.
90 yachts are expected. If
you have any concerns regarding this event that HOST should discuss please let
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
General Membership Meeting: