ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Troy Brown LCDR Rick Raksnis
Tom Heberle Bob Heidrich
Chris Woolaway Bill Mossman
Kimo Corstorphine Robin Bond
Bill Anonsen LTJG Quincey Adams
Captain Terry Rice (USCG Ret.) Scott Cunningham
Robin asked everyone to introduce themselves.
AGENDA ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order. A quorum was not present. Robin announced that Hector Venegas is stepping down from the Board and being replaced by Scott Osborn who is working for Kem’s Electric.
AGENDA ITEM #2 Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Robin Bond asked if there were any proposed changes to the Minutes. None were offered.
AGENDA ITEM #3 Treasurer’s Report
Chris Woolaway reported that HOST has $2,138.90 in the bank. She also reported that the Combined Federal Campaign paperwork has been submitted.
AGENDA ITEM #4 Next Membership Meeting Topics
Robin reported that Mark Kimura from the Marine Education and Training Center let him know that a new commercial diving school in Hawaii is using the Center Monday through Thursday and that HOST may have to find another place for the membership meetings. Robin asked him to see if the diving school would be willing to share the classroom for the bimonthly meetings.
- Report on the International Coastal Cleanup Conference – Chris
- Report on the National Harbor Safety Conference – Robin and Brad
- 2005 Legislative Wrap Up – Bill Anonsen
- Commercialization of a naval ship repair facility – Bill Anonsen to arrange panel
- Last Year’s Regional Exam Center Wrap Up – Rick
- 2005 Boat Show
AGENDA ITEM #5 Pending HOST Issues
- SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms – Robin to meet with Hector next week
- Safety at Sea Subcommittee – Rick Shema to serve as chair of subcommittee. The goal is to put on at least four seminars per year.
- Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety – Robin reported that there is nothing new from the State. Bill reported that $1m has been appropriated to finish the recreational boat harbor adjacent to the Kawaihae Harbor .
- SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessel Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages – Kim was off island and could not give a report.
- Clean Water Act/State water quality subcommittee – Bill Anonsen reported that he is working with NCL and the State Dept. of Health to look at ways to clean ship hulls without polluting the water. NCL has looked at a suction system and doing the work off the Penguin banks but both methods have ruled out.
- Tug Assistance – Tom/Troy. Scott Cunningham from State Harbors was present to discuss Barry Fukunaga’s letter to HOST and other industry representatives asking for input on updating Harbor Administrative Rules pertaining to vessel assist requirements. Discussion followed on the various aspects of the rules and how HOST SOP 3-97 was developed. There is a need to get feedback and consensus from all affected industries and to make sure that the rules fully meet the safety, environmental and commercial needs of all Hawaii ports.
The HOST sub-committee will continue to help facilitate dialogue on this topic. The State and USCG will participate on the subcommittee along with industry representatives. Interested parties should call Troy Brown who is the chair of this sub-committee.
AGENDA ITEM #6 New Business
- 2005 Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo May 21 & 22, 2005
HOST will have a booth at the expo and will coordinate Safety at Sea seminars each day in the main tent. Rick Shema has worked up an excellent agenda and has secured many very capable speakers to participate in the seminar. If you are interested in manning the HOST booth please let Bob Heidrich know.
- Russell Rippetoe Request – The Board discussed a request from Russell regarding possible changes in manning requirements for tuna fishing vessels in U.S. waters. Tom shared information from the USCG. Terry Rice and Rick Raksnis advised Russell to contact the USCG with specific questions regarding manning requirements. Robin will pass this information to Russell.
AGENDA ITEM #7 United States Coast Guard Concerns
The change of command ceremony for Capt. Skuby is next week. Captain Manson Brown comes in this weekend.
Modifications to the security zone regulations are progressing and should be completed soon.
AGENDA ITEM #8 State of Hawaii – Scott Cunningham had given his report earlier.
AGENDA ITEM #9 Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues – No issues at this time.
AGENDA ITEM #10 Announcements
The annual Memorial Boat Parade will close the Maritime Week on May 29, 2005 . If interested in participating, please respond to Capt. Dave Lyman, Hawaii Pilots Association. More to come next week.
Mr. Scott Osborn has invited HOST to attend a meeting on May 20 to review a new product called a Personal Locator Beacon. If anyone is interested, please let Robin know.
Bob reported that next month is the 100th anniversary of the TransPac Yacht Race.
Executive Board Meeting:
June 2, 2005 at 3:00 pm , Hawaii Yacht Club located in the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor .
General Membership Meeting:
June 16, 2005 at 2:00 pm , Honolulu Community College Marine Training Facility.