Sunrise aboard the Ft. Sumter
This time lapse was filmed at sunset aboard the Charleston pilot boat Ft. Sumter in December 2013. It compresses an hour and 50 minutes of still photos shot during a trip offshore to retrieve two pilots disembarking ships near boarding station Bravo. Thanks to boat operator David Ernst for the great footage!
A Charleston pilot guides the MSC TOKYO underneath the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. This post-Panamax vessel is 902 feet long with a beam (width) of 131 feet.
Time-lapse of Simultaneous 8,000-TEU Ships in Port of Charleston
This video from the SC State Ports Authority offers a glimpse of what really happens when ships are in port. Check out the Pilot boarding the MSC Charleston, Captain Dan Waldeck.
We had a blast taking part in this State Ports Authority educational video for elementary and middle school kids in South Carolina. While it is a simplified version of what happens when a ship is in port, it is a great “behind the scenes” look at the maritime community for all ages. Our Executive Director John Cameron plays the role of the pilot very well! Please note that for logistics reasons, we filmed his boarding in the harbor, even though the actual boarding occurred, like always, offshore before the ship entered the shipping channel.