MFUK gets historic – again
07 June 2017
Our good friends at National Historic Ships UK have been kind to us again! After we made a film about their training partnership they have very kindly come back to us with a commission for 4 films, to accompany their new book ‘Conserving Historic Vessels’. This takes would-be historic ship owners and operators through the many careful steps they need to take in conserving, restoring and even recreating historic vessels. Book and films will help to keep alive the many ships that actually made Britain into a great trading nation, and beyond that, a leader in international affairs – through centuries of seafaring. We’re using plenty of our existing ship footage, but we’ve also done new filming, with the brilliantly preserved coaster Robin (picture) – once one the great fleet of coastal trading vessels that kept Britain fed, warmed and supplied.
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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