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  • Commander Walter Hansen

    Commander Walter Hansen

    24th April 2014

    Commander Walter Hansen attended the DSEi exhibition in London in September 2013 along with his, then yet-to-be-commissioned ship, Holland class patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen. Patrick Boniface caught up with Commander Hansen to talk about his ship and his career. When…

  • Captain Wesley Dunlop

    Captain Wesley Dunlop

    27th March 2014

    Peter Newall talks to the master of Saga Ruby, Captain Wesley Dunlop, who is one of the youngest ship captains. Where did you spend your childhood?I was born in the small Scottish town of Bothwell in 1980. At an early…

  • Captain Tony Yeomans

    Captain Tony Yeomans

    27th February 2014

    Alan Moorhouse talked to Captain Tony Yeomans, master of Crown Princess, during a Baltic capitals cruise, about his career at sea, current issues in the cruise ship industry, and his current charge. This year is Captain Yeomans’ last before he…

  • Captain Christopher Rynd

    Captain Christopher Rynd

    30th January 2014

    With the recent announcement of Cunard’s two special events in 2015 to be held in its spiritual home of Liverpool in celebration of the company’s 175th anniversary, Captain Christopher Rynd, master of Queen Mary 2, talks to Byron Clayton about…

  • Captain Phillip Dieckmann

    Captain Phillip Dieckmann

    26th December 2013

    Captain Phillip Dieckmann, master of the luxury adventure cruising ship Expedition, owned by GAdventures, spoke to Steve Newman about his career and current command. Are you from a seafaring family? No, not at all. I grew up in East Berlin…

  • Captain Bengt Viknander

    Captain Bengt Viknander

    28th November 2013

    Captain Bengt Viknander, from Sweden, has been captain on Stena Danica for the past two years. The ship, however, has been on the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route for much longer. Built in 1983, Stena Danica has been working on the same route…

  • Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN

    Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN

    24th October 2013

    John Periam and Geoffrey Lee had the opportunity to spend time on the Royal Navy Fisheries Patrol Vessel HMS Mersey under the Command of Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN, who talked about her career and current command. How long have…

  • Captain Brian Larcombe

    Captain Brian Larcombe

    25th September 2013

    Captain Brian Larcombe, Master of Cruise and Maritime Voyage’s cruise ship Discovery, discusses his career and his current command with Steve Newman. Why did you choose a career at sea?I have no idea. My father was in the Air Force,…

  • Captain Niels Vestergaard

    Captain Niels Vestergaard

    29th August 2013

    Captain Niels Vestergaard, master of Sirena Seaways, talks to Nicholas Leach about his career, the newly-renamed ship and the recent unfortunate accident that saw the ship in the headlines. How long have you worked on Sirena Seaways?I have been working…

  • Commander Ben Ripley

    Commander Ben Ripley

    24th July 2013

    The Type 23 frigate HMS Kent emerged from a multi-million pound upgrade at Rosyth towards the end of 2011 and Patrick Boniface met up with her commanding officer, Commander Ben Ripley, when the frigate visited her namesake county, to discuss…