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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             TASTE OF THE WORLD 2018


            They came, They Ate, They Bid


   33 Restaurants,  160+ Silent Auction Items;

      12 Live Auction Items and 450 Attendees.  

 Waterfront Olympics


Come join us for an awesome day of fun and team building!!!

April 13th 2019 at Palmetto Islands County Park

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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Call at (843) 856-7046

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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