Among others, Charleston Pilots’ President Whit Smith discusses the growth of the port. Featured on SCETV public broadcasting network.
By W. Richardson
Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port’s competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the economy in our state.
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!
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.