KINGS OF THE GALLEY
03 September 2018
On board Trinity House Vessel (‘THV’) ‘Galatea’, work is made all the easier by the “We never close” approach of the galley, who serve up good-to-eat meals on the dot every day, breakfast, lunch and supper at times suitable for the “rise and shine” approach of the ship’s company. Chef Kevin Taylor and Junior Catering Rating Jack Oliver (picture) and their colleagues see to it that there’s something available 24/7 if you need a snack, along with fresh fruit, soft drinks, tea, coffee and all the toast anyone could want. Important, as a lot of the deckhand work is heavy duty: not just the normal ship handling tasks, in all weathers, but the skilled effort needed for buoy, lightship and lighthouse maintenance – ‘Galatea’s all year-round duty. Getting that done requires the right human fuel. And as for those flapjacks!
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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