About us


Harbor pilots serve the State of South Carolina to prevent marine incidents that would result in harm to the environment, the public, and mariners; and to maintain a smooth and efficient flow of maritime commerce.

Further, The Charleston Navigation Company, owned by the Pilots, provides technical and administrative services such as boat operations and radio communications.  These services are required by State Law to ensure the reliability of pilotage in South Carolina.

To learn more about the Charleston Branch Pilots’ Association, please see the links below.