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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

Johanna Watch Leader

01 October 2014

Day 4 of our Round Britain Tour for the Jubilee Sailing Trust…this time Maritime Films UK is in Plymouth to interview Johanna Sidey, who’s worked her way up to become a JST Watch Leader. This means she helps manage a Watch – crews with the JST are organized into teams called Watches, in classic seafaring style. Johanna got involved after a terrible car crash badly damaged her sight and mobility – but she’s won through to become a valued member of JST world. She told us how she was totally scared when she was waiting to go up one of the masts for the first time but once she got up into the heights she was exhilarated – along with her fellow mast climbers – and had stunning views of the fjord they’d sailed into. Call it the JST effect!

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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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