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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


17 June 2018

THV ‘Galatea’ has a highly professional crew – and a welcoming one too. As always with happy ships, that has a lot to do with the quality of the command team, and of course the Captain. This (picture) is Captain Darren Peterson, leader of one of the two alternating crews who keep THV ‘Galatea working’ (and working hard) to make sure our shores are safe for mariners by checking, servicing and replacing buoys, maintaining lighthouses, marking wrecks, and operating with the Trinity House helicopter. And much more. The atmosphere on the bridge is relaxed and friendly – but underneath the instinctive hospitality, there’s a steely determination to get the job done and done right. All the cadets we’ve talked to for our film react well to this – to a woman and man, they love their sea time in ‘Galatea’. So do we.

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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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