HMS M33 – project gathers pace
27 January 2015
Filming first update movie on the WWI monitor HMS M33. A lot has changed since we were last there, and I was hopping about like Long John Silver, on a duff right leg giving me a load of gyp. Ships are about the last places you want to be if you’ve got an injury like that. It’s all up and down – obviously – and as for the steps going into the dock itself, well they’re at a 60⁰ angle. Triff! Anyway (see picture) M33 is now encased in a kind of giant carrier bag, stretched tightly all the way over her so as to protect the work that’s going on, and the workers doing it. Otherwise bad weather – always threatening in coastal locations like Portsmouth – can hold you up a lot. Great progress has been made under that carrier bag, though…
Rob 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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