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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


18 April 2018

…what seafarers and ships coming to our shores do all the time. Trinity House is the lighthouse and buoys authority for England and Wales (Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own authorities), and the principal reason why that 95% of all trade by volume that we must have can get to us by sea. Why? Because our coastline is fundamentally highly dangerous. Anyone who has seen the jagged fangs of rocks like The Manacles off Cornwall rise hissing out of a dark and turbulent sea, can tell that… just one example of thousands among all coastal approaches to the UK. Trinity House maintain buoys and lighthouses, mark wrecks, offer deep-sea pilotage and much, much more. And have done so for over 500 years! Now, we’re making a film for them about the outstanding training opportunities they offer would-be seafarers.

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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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