HOST Advisory Board Meeting
June 2, 2005
Kim Beasley Brad Rimell
Bob Heidrich John Regan
Chris Woolaway Susan Jacquelin
Kimo Corstorphine Rich Davison
Captain Tim Skuby LTJG Quincey Adams
Bill Mossman Randy Swindell
Captain Manson Brown
Robin was still on the mainland so Vice Chairman Brad Rimell called the meeting to order asked everyone to introduce themselves. Special Guest was the new Captain of the Port Manson K. Brown, USCG.
AGENDA ITEM #1 Call to Order
Brad called the meeting to order. A quorum is present.
AGENDA ITEM #2 Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Brad asked if there were any proposed changes to the Minutes. Hearing none, the Minutes were passed by consensus. Susan Jacquelin (formerly Harper) announced that she has a new e-mail address. It is now firstname.lastname@example.org
AGENDA ITEM #3 Treasurer’s Report
Chris Woolaway reported that we have a total of $2,236.95. We have not received any expenditures for Robin’s trip and some monies spent on the boat show.
AGENDA ITEM #4 Next Membership Meeting Topics ( June 16, 2005 )
• Commercialization of the naval ship repair facility. – Bill Anonsen
• 2005 Legislative Wrap Up – Bill Anonsen also to report.
• Last Year’s Regional Exam Center Wrap Up LCDR Rick Raksnis
He will be reporting on the type of licenses they issue. Brad asked him if he could also report on Tow Boat Towing Endorsements for Masters Licenses. These will be required next year.
• Update on Pier 1 & 2 coming back under State Harbors control from the Kakaako Waterfront Planning District.
• 2005 Boat Show Update – Bob Heidrich
Bob felt this was probably not appropriate for a General Membership Meeting so gave a brief report to the Advisory Board. Bob felt the Safety Booth concept with the Safety at Sea Seminar presentations were well attended and informative. The crowd thinned out at the end of both days, but he did feel it was a very worth while effort. He also picked up and distributed a brochure on an oil “Imbiber Beads” which absorb organics.
• Harbor Safety Conference Report – Brad and Robin
Robin will have materials from the conference. A lot of good contacts were made. A lot of discussion on Security Exercises. In Hawaii we are looking to conduct an Exercise in conjunction with State Civil Defense and State Harbors . Details are still being developed.
AGENDA ITEM #5 Pending HOST Safety Issues
• SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms. Hector
Nothing new on this.
• Safety At Sea Subcommittee. – Susan Harper reported that the boat show Safety at Sea presentations went very well. The next meetings may be at a different location as people have moved from Kaneohe . The details and scheduled will be worked out.
• Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety – Robin
Nothing new on this.
• SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessels Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages – Kim reviewed our efforts presenting “efficiency” issues to the legislature and the legislative request by resolution to State Harbors asking them to look at these ideas.
• Clean Water Act/State water quality subcommittee – Nothing new on this at this time. Captain Terry Rice has sent out an announcement that on the 6th there will be presentation on documentation requirements for ballast water regulations.
• Tug Assistance – Tom/Troy
Troy reported that a Chamber of Commerce meeting discussed this subject and State Harbors looking to gather information and then hold public hearings are to be held. It looks like this will be long process. This effort is also a review of a HOST SOP. Our goal in HOST was to create opportunities for dialogue, and this seems to be working well.
AGENDA ITEM #6 – New Business
• Membership Meetings: The Maritime Education and Training has approved our continued use of their facility for our meetings.
• Marine Event Permits: Quincy Adams is now in charge of issuing Event Permits. They want 30 days advance notice is required for any activities within a security zone, or that may cause a marine casualty or appear to be a marine casualty. For more detailed information you may contact LTJG Quincy Adams at Qadams@d14.uscg.mil. Also, information is available on the USCG website. Other typical activities that would require an event permit would include fireworks events or pyrotechnics, shooting flares or movie fire “effects”, or holding any event that goes through a traffic channel.
AGENDA ITEM #7 – USCG Concerns
AGENDA ITEM #8 State of Hawaii Concerns
Scott Cunningham, Honolulu Harbor Master, announced that there will be an opportunity within the next six months for industry to have input on the next review of the 2020 Master Plan. In the past each harbor plan was updated/reviewed on a one harbor at a time basis. This new approach will look at the State Harbors as one system and the plan review will look at all Harbors in one review.
AGENDA ITEM #9 Coast Guard Auxiliary
John Regan reported that the Coast Guard Auxiliary has been showing the new safeboats that have arrived to schools. This has been a very popular program.
AGENDA ITEM #10 Announcements
• Chris Woolaway announced that Mike Kitamura of Senator Akaka’s office expressed some interest in the next General Meeting topic on the Commercialization of the Naval Shipyard. Currently we are intending to have a presentation although some people may be under the impression that this could be a panel discussion.
• Susan Jacquelin announced that the 100th running of the TransPac Yacht Race. The first ships will be leaving L.A. on July 4th, and some vessels will be arriving around July 14th. There will not be a “TransPac Row” due to harbors work. The yachts will be docked at the Waikiki Yacht Club and Honolulu Harbor .
Brad asked if there were any further announcements. Hearing none he adjourned the meeting.
Executive Board Meeting:
July 14th, 3:00 pm , Hawaii Yacht Club located in the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor .
General Membership Meeting:
July 16th, 2:00 pm , Honolulu Community College Marine Training Facility.