HOST Advisory Board Meeting
May 10, 2007
CDR Kathleen Moore Randy Swindell
John Regan Bob Heidrich
Kim Beasley Mike Jones
Brad Rimell Michael MacDonald
AGENDA ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin Bond is in Chicago , the meeting was chaired by Brad Rimell.
A quorum was present.
AGENDA ITEM #2 Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
A quorum is present. Minutes for the last meeting are not yet available for review.
AGENDA ITEM #3 Treasurer’s Report
Chris Woolaway reported that we currently have $3,026.28. There were no expenditures this month.
AGENDA ITEM #4 Next Membership Meeting Topics
• Hurricane season approaches and the Draft Harbor Vessel Dispersion plan is ready. After discussion it was decided that a panel discussion of the various agency efforts related to the upcoming Hurricane preparedness efforts be the focus of our next membership meeting. LCDR Kathy Moore, Mike Jones from DLNR, representatives from National Weather Service, State and County Civil Defense agencies State Harbors will be on the panel.
AGENDA ITEM #5 Pending HOST Safety Issues
• SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Ships visiting Offshore Port Anchorages – Kim reported that we will hopefully be holding a subcommittee meeting on this SOP revision in two weeks time. That product will be brought to this committee for consideration.
• SOP 10-98 (Draft) Vessel Dispersion Plan – The USCG is revisiting this subject for now. This will be the main topic of our next General Membership Meeting.
• Tug Assist SOP for the neighbor islands. Nothing new at this time. The final draft is at the Attorney General’s office for review.
• Shore Entry Safety Subcommittee – Robin is in Chicago so there is nothing to report on this subject.
• Harbor Congestion – Nothing new to report.
• Dead Ship at Anchor Subcommittee – CDR Kathleen Moore has taken a first look at reconstructing a risk based matrix. This first attempt will be available for review and discussion.
AGENDA ITEM #6 Old Business
• The parking situation at the Hawaii Yacht Club is still a concern. Mike Jones reported that he has heard that there may some movement on this in that the Hawaii Yacht Club may have agreed to give out some of their 50 permits. The problem is a method of insuring the return of the passes.
AGENDA ITEM #7 New Business
• Wreck Removal on Hawaii ’s Shorelines. Randy Cates will be leading a discussion group to try to work through some of the issues that delay wreck removal activities once the fuels and hazmat has been removed.
AGENDA ITEM #8 USCG Concerns
• CDR Kathy Moore reported that the Harbor agent at Kailua-Kona will be putting up a sign to remind Tender Vessels to disengage their propellers during loading and off loading of cruise ship passengers. This has been an issue with the swimmers in the swimming lane. Prop wash has been pushing swimmers out of their track. This was the result of local discussions and is a locally resolved situation.
AGENDA ITEM #9 – State of Hawaii Concerns ( DOT Harbors and DLNR)
• Mike Jones announced that the Legislature has given them their requested $10 million Capital Improvement Project funding with one caveat; the Governor has until July to veto this funding. In addition, they are five new staff members. DOCARE is getting some funding for their vessels. In addition, State Legislators have added special funding for projects that are long overdue. In addition they will be replacing four new vessels.
• Mike also announced that the Kewalo users group has seen some success in easing some of the anxiety from competitive harbor usage. The meeting resolved to hold no more than eight professional surfing events per year. The process of selecting the events is new. Once a year interest groups will meet. Eight blank permits will be available and discussion will decide what events are held and when. This may end up being a model for other areas.
AGENDA ITEM #10 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues
• John Regan reminded everyone Safe Boating week is coming up. Prior to that Expo ‘07 will be held at Keehi Lagoon small boat harbor on May 26th.
AGENDA ITEM #11 – Announcements:
• Safe Boating Day – See USCG Auxiliary Issues
• Bob Heidrich announced that TransPac will be held this July. Seventy boats are expected which would be an all time record.
The harbors will be facing many challenges.
• The HT&B tug Moana Holo has won the national Jones P. Devlin Award for two years of operation without an injury.
Executive Board Meeting:
June 14th, 3:00 pm , Hawaii Yacht Club located in
the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor .
General Membership Meeting:
June 21st, 2:00 pm , Honolulu Community College Maritime Training Center .