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  • Master Captain Roy Love

    Master Captain Roy Love

    24th April 2013

    The Tall Ships organisation annually takes hundreds of youngsters afloat for what is likely to be their first taste of life at sea, and during a trip they can learn valuable life skills. Patrick Boniface caught up with relief Master…

  • Scott M. Davis

    Scott M. Davis

    27th March 2013

    Scott M. Davis, Master of the cargo vessel Pennsylvania, talks about his career, his ship and working for the ship’s owner Crowley Petroleum Services. When did you start your career?I started my seagoing career in 1999 after I graduated from…

  • Captain Peter Holt

    Captain Peter Holt

    28th February 2013

    To introduce our fantastic P&O Ferries competition, found on page 65, Captain Peter Holt, senior master of the Hull-Rotterdam Europoort multi-purpose ferry Pride of Hull, talked to Nicholas Leach about his career at sea and his ship. When did you…

  • Captain Vincent Smit

    Captain Vincent Smit

    24th January 2013

    The master of the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, Captain Vincent Smit, talks to Ted Scull during a transatlantic crossing from Fort Lauderdale to Lisbon Is there a seafaring tradition in your family? Yes, on my father’s side, there were officers…

  • Captain Richard Collins

    Captain Richard Collins

    28th December 2012

    Master of ro-pax ferry Celtic Horizon, which serves on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route between Ireland and France, talks about his career and work to Jehan Ashmore. Do you come from a seafaring background?My father served with Irish Shipping and was Captain…

  • Captain Orpheus Kekus

    Captain Orpheus Kekus

    30th November 2012

    Captain Orpheus Kekus, master of Anglia Seaways, time chartered by Seatruck from DFDS for the Dublin-Heysham route, talked to Nicholas Leach about his career and his current command. When did you start your career at sea? I graduated from the…

  • COMPANY NEWS: ‘Room for improvement’ say P&O

    COMPANY NEWS: ‘Room for improvement’ say P&O

    24th October 2012

    All aspects of its UK business are under the microscope as P&O Ferries conduct a major review of operations. Chief executive Helen Deeble explained: ‘Trading conditions are extremely tough due to the state of the economy across Europe. There has…

  • Lieutenant Arnuad Sibertin-Blanc

    Lieutenant Arnuad Sibertin-Blanc

    24th October 2012

    The French survey ship FS Borda visited London back in March to attend the Oceanology International Exhibition, and Patrick Boniface went on board and spoke to her young commanding officer, Lieutenant Arnuad Sibertin-Blanc, about his ship and his career in…

  • Captain Sverre Ryan

    Captain Sverre Ryan

    27th September 2012

    Captain Sverre Ryan, Master of Legend of the Seas, talks with Byron Clayton about his career, the ship he now commands and spending Christmas at sea. When did you first go to sea?I started in 1980 aboard a Norwegian bulk…