HOST provides a forum to bring the interests of various groups together for open, honest communication.

Since its formation in 1998, HOST has tackled a number of issues to make Hawaii’s waters safer and cleaner. For example, HOST has advocated for Aids to Navigation improvements, addressed pollution and garbage dumping on Hawaii’s beaches, and helped resolve conflicts between commercial harbor users as well as recreational boaters, surfers and jet-skiers. An archive of previous HOST meeting minutes is maintained on this site.

HOST develops and agrees upon Safe Operating Practices (SOPs) when necessary to provide for effective and efficient operations and evolutions.

Photo credit: Susan Yamamoto, Maritime Hawaii.