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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


20 June 2023

This (picture) is Rebecca Swan, Education Consultant and Education Development Officer for The Wellington Trust. First, come up with a stream of visits that would really “float the boat” (sorry…) of those taking part. One good decision out of that was to select young students who had already shown an interest in technology. Randomizing or picking attendees whose mindset was in a diametrically opposite direction to try and shift them (as in so-called “Reality” TV shows) was a non-starter – quite rightly. So – a selection of young people who’d already started working on technical studies was sought form two London colleges. Step ! Rebecca’s next task was to seek the support of those in the maritime sector who would endorse her plans. Key to her plan was showing that from autonomous ships to advanced weapons systems, maritime engineering is cutting edge.

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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.

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