Our team

Southeast Ocean Response Services, Inc., offers a dynamic team of ocean professionals who manage the Southeast’s first fast-response vessel and its offshore support network:

Capt. John E. Cameron, President
843.577.6695 (ext. 19)

Serving as the group’s liaison with both regulating bodies and its customers, Captain Cameron holds a unique understanding of government affairs and regulations, port safety and security, and the ever-changing shipping industry.   He also serves as Executive Director for the Charleston Branch Pilots’ Association.  Captain Cameron retired from the United States Coast Guard in 2007, as Captain of the Port and Sector Commander, Charleston.  In that role he led all Coast Guard operations throughout South Carolina and Georgia, including direction of search and rescue, marine environmental protection, port safety and security, and federal marine law enforcement missions.

Capt. Whitemarsh Seabrook Smith III, Chairman
843.577.6695 (ext. 12)

In addition to chairing this organization, Captain Smith has served as President of Charleston Branch Pilots’ Association for 32 years.  He joined the Association in 1969 as an apprentice pilot and was licensed in February 1972 by the State of South Carolina.  He is an appointed member and past chairman of the Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.  Whit has also served on the executive boards of the Propeller Club, Maritime Association, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the S. C. International Trade Conference, and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Walter Prause, Port Manager
843.577.6695 (ext. 12)

Elizabeth Hills, Corporate Affairs Manager
843.577.6695 (ext. 13)