Southampton Maritime Festival – Day 1
22 August 2014
Another Maritime Films UK day, another world full of great ships at Southampton Maritime Festival hosted by Associated British Ports in the city. Jubilee Sailing Trust‘s tall ship Tenacious, veteran steamship Shieldhall, even D-Day Motor Gun Boat veteran HMS Medusa. ABP Southampton want us to catch the atmosphere and there’s plenty of it, including majorettes, brill singer doing 40’s hits and even a wandering pirate singing sea shanties and telling groantastic jokes. Like “Why are pirates awful? They just arr, arr, arr!” He ought to walk the plank for that one. Tomorrow looks good with Spitfire etc flypast planned. We’re now off to sea courtesy the Captain of Shieldhall… it’s a hard life etc.
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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