Seafarers Awareness Week
23 April 2015
It’s one of the big events in the UK’s maritime calendar and it’s coming round again. Organized by Seafarers UK, the top charity for seafarers, the Week reminds all of us in Britain just how important the sea and those who sail it are. By weight, 95% of everything we use comes to us by ship. Food, fuel, clothes, hi-fi, cars, toys, medicines, even Christmas decorations (one town in China supplies almost the entire world output of festive frills!) – all that and much much more comes to us over the sea. Which is why seafarers matter so much and why Seafarers UK are intent on making us recognize that, so they can raise funds to go on supporting all kinds of seafarers. So what Seafarers Awareness Week says is – thank you. We literally can’t do it – or anything – without you.
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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