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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


03 September 2018

This (picture) is Tony Mack, Catering Manager, THV ’Galatea’. If you have a comfortable, and well-fed time aboard the Trinity House flagship (and you will) it’ll be thanks to Tony and his team. There is another watch with an equivalent team for when Tony & Co are on leave, but we didn’t meet up with them. Actually, ‘Catering Manager’ is a real understatement, as Tony manages all the home comforts side of life on board, from cabin allocation to laundry and supplies – all that’s needed to keep a happy ship, happy. Tony also has to look after guests many a top hotel would be very proud indeed to welcome – from the distinguished ‘Elder Brethren’ of Trinity House, right up to royalty, when Princess Anne the Princess Royal, Master of ‘The House’, comes aboard for an inspection voyage. No pressure, then…

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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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