10 October 2014
Poor ‘Nellie’ (as the Jubilee Sailings Trust’s team affectionately call their tall ship STS Lord Nelson) isn’t looking much like this just now… because she’s having a major overhaul in the Port of Southampton. The location is a bit of a comedown from the places she’s been in her last 2 years at sea, like Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Sydney: right next to a mountain of scrap metal awaiting export! We went on board to interview two crew members for our JST film: Luis Otero from Uruguay, and ‘Stretch’, from New Zealand, who sold up lock, stock and barrel, to go to sea with the Trust. ‘Nellie’ needs her refit after 2 ‘Sail the World’ years at sea, and she’s certainly getting it, with maintenance teams at work under the leadership of Captain Barbara Campbell. Quite a makeover.
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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