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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


11 March 2018

This is a scene from one of our latest films – ‘ECDIS – Could This Happen To You?’ A recreation of an actual incident in which a ship grounded after misusing its ECDIS chart system when planning a passage – whoops! Fortunately no-one was hurt, and the ship wasn’t badly damaged, but it’s emphatically something that spoils your day. Or your career… Oh, sorry – ECDIS? Not a Greek political party, but one of the best navigational aids available – standing for ‘Electronic Chart Display and Information System’ – all the world’s charts available on a big high-quality screen, enabling you to plan your passage, with warnings and safe routes built in. Obviously, it’s a fantastic resource – but as with all software, you have to use it correctly. And when on watch, keep looking up and out! Sadly, this bridge team didn’t do enough of either…

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time 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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