2016 Waterfront Olympics
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.
Call at (843) 856-7046
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Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society
PO Box 2442
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
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