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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

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13 December 2016

OK it’s a pun of course – ‘Seascape’ / ‘Shescape’. Because the subject of the film for 2016 is women in the maritime sector and how they’re faring worldwide. Not great but improving seems to be the answer; their presence in seafaring across the world’s oceans stands a just 2%. Add to that problems of harassment, and stress depression reported by 40% of women seafarers calling the 24/7 helpline provided by the excellent International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network – and the picture doesn’t look too rosy right now. But first of all, life can be similarly tough for male seafarers; and women working in maritime careers are forging ahead despite everything. Check out the next blogs to meet some of them! We’ll start with the Royal Navy – the oldest navy in the world with a very modern Shescape!

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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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