NICE TO BE HEARD… AND RIGHT… BUT… (Part 2)
05 December 2018
UK Border Force Maritime’s present Channel migrant challenges have met with some action, as our film ‘Seaguard’ showed (go https://www.maritimefilmsuk.tv/films/seaguard/ ) That action then consisted of the acquisition of three new vessels (see picture of one, ‘Alert’.) These large RIBS are primarily meant for close onshore work, going up estuaries, into marinas and harbours etc. Necessary and useful up to that point – but with that high top hamper and the poor seaway behaviour of RIBS (they’re on the sea, not in it), going any distance out in one wouldn’t be fun. Despite the fact that this showed some action, it was only with the greatest difficulty that we were able, at the 11th hour, to persuade the Home Office (who run UKBF) to let us see one, and speak to the head of UKBF Maritime. Don’t ask me why.
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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