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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

TANK FOR THE MEMORY

20 December 2023

The tank at Warsash Maritime College revealed itself to the Future Maritime Engineers team as a very long and narrow swiming pool with a gantry suspended across it, where master of ceremonies xxx xxx took charge ,- King Neptune right in the heart of the Academy. He it was who had the waves (if not the wind down in that tank space) under his command, to do his bidding. And his bidding was to send waves of increasing height down along the tank, testing FME’s paper boats to their limits, among much hilarity from the young naval architects who had cast their bread over such troubled waters. From his bridge over that inland sea, Professor Garfunkel aka Jonathan Ridley watched their progress Or lack of it. Anyway the point was well made, increasing still further the FME Trip Advisor rating!

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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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