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Gov. Ben Cayetano tomorrow will kick off a day-long discussion of crucial maritime industry needs in Hawaii and the role of Temporary Maritime Authority Commission mandated by the 1998 state legislature.
The event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will start at 8:15 a.m. in the Coral ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The 15-member temporary commission has six months to provide the details for a Ha-waii Maritime Authority that is intended to streamline the government decision-making process on maritime lands, facilities and functions.
This is the second Hawaii Maritime Conference. A group of 133 industry, legislators, commercial and recreational maritime users, and labor officials attended the first conference held last October.
Maritime executives tomorrow will discuss what government consolidation is necessary to create a viable maritime authority.
Joan Yim, former deputy administrator of the Federal Maritime Administration, will be the luncheon speaker.
Yim now works for the Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas transportation engineering firm in Washington.
The dialogue on maritime needs will continue Aug. 27 at the state Capitol.
Cost of tomorrow's event is $75.
To register call Lynna Bautista at the chamber, 545-4329.