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  • Captain Fabio Tocco

    Captain Fabio Tocco

    30th August 2012

    Captain Fabio Tocco has recently taken command of the newly-delivered Dive Support Vessel Seven Havila. Gary Ritchie talks to him about his career and his new command. What inspired you to undertake a career at sea?I was brought up in…

  • Captain Angelo Vago

    Captain Angelo Vago

    26th July 2012

    P&O Cruises’ Oceana was one of the vessels taking part in P&O’s 175th anniversary celebrations. Andrew Cooke talked to her master, Captain Angelo Vago, about his career and the ship. When did your career at sea start? I like the…

  • Captain Colin Bain

    Captain Colin Bain

    26th June 2012

    Captain Colin Bain, master of Caledonian Isles on the busy Ardrossan-Brodick route, talked to Nicholas Leach about his career and working for Cal Mac. When did you start your career at sea? Just after my 17th birthday I went to…

  • Captain Magnus Gottberg

    Captain Magnus Gottberg

    24th May 2012

    Captain Magnus Gottberg, master of the cruise ship SuperStar Virgo, talked to Byron Clayton about his career and the ship he now commands as the vessel crossed the Straits of Malacca. When did you first go to sea?I first went…

  • Captain Morley

    Captain Morley

    26th April 2012

    Captain Morley joined the Royal Navy’s Amphibious Command Platform HMS Albion in September 2010 just ahead of the Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review. He talked to Patrick Boniface about his career and his command, which has since been placed…

  • Captain Ingar Neerland

    Captain Ingar Neerland

    29th March 2012

    The master of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ popular Black Watch, Captain Ingar Neerland, talks to Peter Newall about his career at sea, whichstarted at the age of 12. Where did you spend your childhood?I was born in Kristiansund in 1972…

  • Tullio Socchi

    Tullio Socchi

    23rd February 2012

    After a career spanning more than 30 years, Italian master mariner Tullio Socchi feels very much at home on the Irish Sea as captain of Stena Lagan, running between Birkenhead and Belfast. As he explained to Russell Plummer, the vessel…

  • Captain Leif Karlsson

    Captain Leif Karlsson

    31st January 2012

    Captain Leif Karlsson, master of Azamara Quest, talks to Byron Clayton about his career and the ship henow commands. When did you first go to sea?I am from Åland, Finland, which makes me Finnish, but I speak Swedish. I went…

  • Captain Arnolf Fredrik Remo

    Captain Arnolf Fredrik Remo

    30th December 2011

    Captain Arnolf Fredrik Remo, master of the Southampton-based Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Independence of the Seas (2008/154,407gt), talks to Andrew Cooke about his career at sea. How and when did your career at sea get under way? I was…

  • Captain Will Warrender

    Captain Will Warrender

    25th November 2011

    After joining the Royal Navy, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless was the first of the class to visit London, the first to fire the new Sea Viper anti-aircraft missile and also operated with the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS…