Port of Grays Harbor

Harbor Safety Committee Meeting

October 17, 2017

Harbor Safety Committee Meeting 2017 – Meeting 5

The Harbor Safety meeting of October 17, 2017 was called to order by Kevin Campbell at 10:03 a.m. at the Port of Grays Harbor Commission Chambers in, Aberdeen, Washington.

Those in attendance at the meeting were as follows:

Kevin Campbell - Brusco Tug and Barge
Mike Johnson - Port of Grays Harbor
Larry Thevik - WDCFA
Steve Williams - Contanda
Scott Ferguson - DOE
Natalia Lopez - USCG
Elizabeth Chien - USACE
Joseph Tabisola - General Steamship
Arron Leatherman - REG
Greg Fitzgerald - Ecology
John Veentjer - Marine Exchange of Pudget Sound
Linda Jarvis - Ecology
Shayne Cothern - DNR
Joseph Tabisola - General Stweardship
Greg Mueller - Washington Trollers Association
Randy Clark - USCG

Items discussed were as follows:


From the Chairman
Kevin Campbell, Chair, completed roll call for all attendees present and over the phone.

Approval of Minutes:

Quorum was met at meeting opening, voting members arrived to fill majority needed to approve. Motion was made for approval of the meeting minutes from the August 15, 2017 meeting. Larry Thevik was unsure of how his statement conserning tribal representation was being conveyed in the August minutes. Motion to approve minutes was postponed until December meeting, until we receive sentence structure changes from Larry Thevik.


Mike Johnson, Port of Grays Harbor, reported on a breach of securtity in Terminal 2. The incident was unauthorized access from a local citizen. The Aberdeen police was notified and promplety arrived to Terminal 2 to escort the individual off the premisis. There was a complete report of the incident reported to the Captain.

Scott Ferguson, of the DOE, advised the group to continue efforts for the Grays Harbor Vessel Risk Assesment. He informed the group that the Coast Guard of Puget Sound will be hosting an awareness event October 25th and 26th.

Coast Guard
Randy Clark, USCG, reported he will be moving on from his current postion and Natalia Lopez will be taking his place.

Corps of Engineers
Greg Fitzgerald, Washington Department of Ecology, reported on the removal of the sunken vessel in the river. US Army divers along with Corps Aberdeen Boat Crew were on site mid August and were able to remove the sunken boat. The boat was completely removed and the Corps of Engineers was able to gather sediment. The entire process 10 days including removal and disposal.

Incidents / Communications Discussion
ï No Incidents/Communication Discussion

No Presentations

Old Business
No old business to report on

New Business
No New Business

Public Comment
No Public Comment

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held in the PGH Commission Chambers on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Meeting adjourned: 10:22am