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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

ORDER…COUNTER-ORDER…

15 February 2019

Maritime Films UK has been back in a bridge simulator for another training and instructional film for Britannia P & I, to be made with our good friends at Tindall Riley in the City. To recap: a ‘P & I’ Club is a co-operative system whereby ship owners come together to create a kitty (a big one!) to cover losses not easily or normally covered by major insurers – such as personal injury or dockside damage. So it’s in the interest of all in the Club to alert seafarers about how things can go wrong in a ship at sea – and very quickly. The training film we’re making together – based on real events – is a classic case of confusion and confounded purpose created between a ship in danger and pressures from the company office. So, the dreaded “Order… counter-order… “

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob 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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