Skip to content


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


11 March 2018

A belated welcome aboard to Captain Jeff Parfitt, who took over from Captain John Rose as Maritime Director of CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme) at the turn of the year. CHIRP Maritime is on a roll, having won a 2016 Safety at Sea Award and continuing to spread its message oceans-wide, about safety incidents large and small – but all potentially lethal. John’s a hard act to follow, but Jeff will be a strong voice – supported as he is by CHIRP’s Maritime Safety Advisory Board, which looks forensically at incidents and near-misses, and delivers advice on how to avoid them in future. Good feedback from shipping companies and ports often follows. Safe Sailing is the key message – and it’s delivered. We’re lucky to be able to help by making regular CHIRP News bulletins for them – see the latest at

Share this
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.

Subscribe to email updates
Invalid Email

A film is the best way to spark interest in your organisation