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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Always there

29 March 2016

That could be the motto of ISWANthe International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network, heroes and heroines of our latest film ‘Lifeline’. They do just what it says on the tin – they’re always there for seafarers, of all nationalities, 24 / 7 / 365. With seafaring more and more of an isolated job, with ships only in port sometimes for a matter of hours, even occasionally not touching shore at all (like when loading oil or gas from offshore terminals) the work of ISWAN is more important than ever. Pick up a phone, send an e-mail, whatever, and they’ll help with vital advice and put you in touch immediately with the nearest people who can assist you. Like the Mission to Seafarers and Seafarers UK, they’re a force for good. That’s the story our film sets out to tell.

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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