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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

GETTING MARITIME

20 December 2023

So where to go with the students involved in HMS Wellington’s Future Maritime Engineers project? FME leader Rebecca Swan rolled up her sleeves and hit the phones and e-mail. Her aim was simple to understand, but not easy to achieve: to show the wide range of maritime engineering available for careers here, no matter that the UK is no longer so big in actual ship-owning and construction (though even as recently as the 1950’s Britain was still building around half the world’s ships!) The course would need to be energizing, informative, and most importantly, fun for the students. And the visits would need to encompass both the Royal and Merchant navies. A tall order indeed, but Rebecca is used to that. An early call was to Warsash Maritime Academy with its state-of-the art facilities. Answer: yes, bring ’em on!

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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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