Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas - Psalm 107:23
Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas- Psalm 107:23

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2019 Waterfront Olympics


Come join us for an awesome day of fun and team building!!!                              May 11th 2019 at Palmetto Islands County Park

New----Horseshoes, Cornhole, Snoballs Video provided by Motion Filmworks!!!

2019 Waterfront Olympics Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society Saturday, May 11, 2019 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palmetto Islands County Park Gates Open at 8:00 AM $2.00/Person Park Entrance Fee Big Oak & Sweet Gum Shelters $1500 – Corporate Sponsor: Includes registration for 3 teams, 24 hats, 30 food tickets*, 15 Taste of the World tickets. Name will be included on http://charlestonseafarers.org/ sponsor page with link along with event day banner. $1000 – Event Gold: Includes registration for 2 teams, 8 tickets to the Taste of the World, 16 hats, and name on publicity and event day banner. $500 – Event Silver: Includes registration for 1 team, 4 tickets to the Taste of the World, 8 hats, and name on publicity and event day banner. $250 - Event Bronze: Includes registration for 1 team, 2 tickets to the Taste of the World and name on event publicity. (Does not include hats). $100 – Team Registration: Includes registration fee for 8 participants. Teams playing any game must have four members from the Logistics Industry playing that game. SPONSOR TYPE: ____________________________________ Amount Enclosed: _________________________________ TEAM MEMBERS-Can include immediate family MARITIME COMPANY EMAIL Team Mgr. FEM 1- FEM 2- FEM 3- FEM 4- Alternate MALE 1- MALE 2- MALE 3- MALE 4- Alternate REGISTRATION ENDS ON FRIDAY, May 4. Pay at: WWW.CHARLESTONSEAFARERS.ORG, Make checks payable & mail to ChaPSS P.O. Box 2442, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29465. Credit card payments call 843 442 1363

Questions to: chapssmail@gmail.com Limit of 30 Teams—Sign up now

             TASTE OF THE WORLD 2018


            They came, They Ate, They Bid


   33 Restaurants,  160+ Silent Auction Items;

      12 Live Auction Items and 450 Attendees.  

Blessing of the Fleet

North Charleston Terminal opened May 22, 2014.  Capt Janusz Szcaepanski of the M/V Northern General was the first crewman to use the center.

Chemical Tanker CT Langford forced to call Charleston for emergency repairs.  Since crew did not possess valid U.S. visas they were unable to leave the vessel.  CHAPSS arranged WiFi access for the crew to use with their laptops so they could stay in touch with their loved ones.  CHAPSS also contacted and arranged a visit by members of a local Hindu temple to visit with the Indian crewmembers.  After a prayer service the temple provided an Indian meal for all. 



The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society is a Christian charitable organization that exists for the purpose of welcoming and serving the needs of those men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea without regards to nationalithy, race, ethnicity, politics or religion.


Each year, more than 65,000 seafarers arrive on hundreds of vessels to the Charleston Port. Most crews consist of persons from diverse third-world countries and from many cultures. Three to four nationalities are common for one vessel, with a crew of around 25 seafarers. Many are lonely, away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. The need and opportunity for ministry to these brothers and sisters is tremendous.

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Email:  chapssmail@gmail.com

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Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society

PO Box 2442

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Please Support Our Partner Organizations: Charleston Motor Carriers Association; Charleston Women in International Trade; http://www.cwitsc.org/ Custom House Brokers & Freight Forwarders; http://cbffac.com/ Maritime Association of Charleston; http://www.maritimesc.org/ Propeller Club of Charleston; http://www.propellerclubchs.com/

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