January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2002

Hawaii Ocean Safety Team (HOST) was formed in 1998 as a non-profit organization whose vision is to promote stewardship of Hawaii’s waters and enhance ocean safety. HOST is comprised of representatives from business, government, and the community who are committed to identifying maritime concerns and developing solutions before they become major issues.

During 2002, HOST conducted six Membership Meetings that included such topics as the Marine Transportation System, Underwater Research in Hawaii, Hurricane Preparedness, Homeland Security and a presentation on the Ocean Recreation Associates Degree Program. HOST participated in the Annual National Harbor Safety Conference in Texas, the Hawaii Boat Show and the Honolulu Harbor Festival.

HOST updated its bylaws and launched a new and improved website. HOST utilized its extensive network to notify the members of various safety and security issues. 

HOST Officers:

President                               Robin C. Bond                       Public at large

Vice President                      Brad Rimell                            Sause Brothers

Secretary                               Kim Beasley                          Clean Islands Council

Treasurer                               Christine Woolaway              UofH Sea Grant

 HOST Advisory Board:

A list of HOST Advisory Board Members can be found on the HOST website http://www.hosthawaii.org/. During 2002, the Board met on the following dates:

 January 17, February 21, March 21, April 11, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 12. All Board meetings were held from 1500 to 1700 at the Hawaii Yacht Club.

Annual Report is available to the general public.