Charleston officials and those at the Ports Authority have a lot to be happy about. For one, Maersk Line, which accounts for a major chunk of the ports business and last year announced that it was leaving the Port of Charleston, has done an about face and agreed to a new deal with the port. But there’s more positive news, announced today.
Project Seahawk has received a tremendous boost. State Law Enforcement Division director Reggie Lloyd has secured an $800,000 federal grant to pay the salaries of state agents involved in Project Seahawk. Senator Lindsey Graham was in town for the announcement. The funding received allows the project, which began in 2003, to continue. Project Seahawk brings together representatives of state, federal and local law enforcement, who meet daily in a command center, to share and compare information on activity in Charleston Harbor.