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  • Captain Eugene Favier

    Captain Eugene Favier

    18th February 2015

    Captain Eugene Favier, master of the Hull-Rotterdam ferry Pride of Hull, talks to Nicholas Leach about his career, his ship and working on the North Sea. When did you start your career at sea? I went to sea in 1987…

  • Comandante Ostilo de Majo

    Comandante Ostilo de Majo

    14th January 2015

    The impressive Italian destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne visited London in August 2014 and Patrick Boniface asked commanding officer Commandate Ostilo de Majo about his career and his then ship. Did you always want to be at sea?My father…

  • Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse

    Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse

    19th December 2014

    Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse, which operates between Poole and Weymouth and the Channel Islands, talks to Richard Webber about his career and life at sea. Do you come from a seafaring family? My grandfather ran a small…

  • Captain Paul Sellers

    Captain Paul Sellers

    20th November 2014

    Captain Paul Sellers, master of Irish Ferries’ chartered ro-pax Epsilon, talks to Jehan Ashmore about his career and the role of the Italian-flagged ferry Epsilon, which operates two routes: Dublin to Holyhead and, at weekends, a roundtrip between the Irish…

  • Captain Rune Andreassen

    Captain Rune Andreassen

    16th October 2014

    Captain Rune Andreassen, master of the purpose built, ice-strengthened specialist adventure cruise ship Fram owned by Hurtigruten, talks to Steve Newman about his career, ship and the challenges of ice navigation. Why did you go to sea?I guess the sea…

  • Captain Ian Hutley

    Captain Ian Hutley

    17th September 2014

    Captain Ian Hutley has had a long career at sea, starting with P&O cargo ships, and later P&O cruise ships. But he is now a senior master with Red Funnel on waters much closer to home, as he explained to…

  • Commander Peter Laughton

    Commander Peter Laughton

    20th August 2014

    HMS Lancaster is one of the Royal Navy’s 13 Type 23 Duke class general purpose frigates. Patrick Boniface caught up with her commanding officer, Commander Peter Laughton, who discussed his career in the Royal Navy. How were you attracted to…

  • Captain Lis Lauritzen

    Captain Lis Lauritzen

    22nd July 2014

    Captain Lis Lauritzen, Master of Vision of the Seas, talks to Byron Clayton about her career and ship. Where are you from and what is your family background?I was born in 1971 and grew up in Denmark, with a Japanese…

  • Captain Dean Bassett

    Captain Dean Bassett

    26th June 2014

    The Royal Navy’s fleet flagship, the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark, arrived in London on 29 May for a five-day visit, during which Patrick Boniface met her commanding officer, Captain Dean Bassett, to discuss his career, his ship and the…

  • Captain Jill Russell

    Captain Jill Russell

    26th May 2014

    Jill Russell, captain of the expedition cruising ship Safari Endeavour, talked to Steve Newman about Un-Cruise Adventures and sailing on the Sea of Cortés and in Southeast Alaska. Do you come from a sailing background? No, my family are all…