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  • Captain Przemyslaw Kurc

    Captain Przemyslaw Kurc

    27th October 2011

    The cruise ship AIDAbella is the second of the Sphinx class series of ships built by Jos Meyer at Papenburg, for the German Cruise line AIDA. Her master, Captain Przemyslaw Kurc, talked to Alan Moorhouse about his career, the ship,…

  • Captain Alistair McCarlie

    Captain Alistair McCarlie

    29th September 2011

    With Stena Navigator about to leave her current route from Scotland to Northern Ireland, Master of the ship Captain Alistair McCarlie talked to Nicholas Leach about the ship, his career and the future of the Cairnryan-Belfast route operated by Stena…

  • Captain Nick Roberts

    Captain Nick Roberts

    24th August 2011

    Andrew Cooke talks to Captain Nick Roberts, master of P&O Ferries’ 26,433gt Pride of Calais, about his career at sea and his ship, which was introduced on the Dover-Calais route in 1987 and is soon due to be replaced by…

  • Captain Brian E. Luther

    Captain Brian E. Luther

    27th July 2011

    Patrick Boniface talks to Captain Brian E. Luther, Commanding Officer of the USS George H. W. Bush. Luther, a native of Connecticut, joined the US Navy in March 1986 as a Naval Aviator and was in command of the aircraft…

  • Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways

    Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways

    30th June 2011

    DFDS has recently taken over and renamed the three Norfolkline ships on the Dover-Dunkirk route. Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways, talked to Nicholas Leach about his career, the ro-pax ferry he commands, and whether the change of owners has…

  • Captain Pedro Montes Pinto

    Captain Pedro Montes Pinto

    27th May 2011

    Captain Pedro Montes Pinto, master of Athena, talks to Byron Clayton about his career, the ship he now commands, and her past and future. How has your sea-faring career developed?I went to the Portuguese navy academy in 1988 and after…

  • Captain John Grace

    28th April 2011

    Filling a gap in the market and proving a success in her first year, the ferry Julia enjoyed a good debut season on the Swansea-Cork route. Captain John Grace talked to Nicholas Leach about working on the ‘people’s ferry’, as…

  • Captain Torbjörn Svensson

    Captain Torbjörn Svensson

    23rd March 2011

    Steve Newman talks to Captain Torbjörn Svensson, master of the small 1992-built cruise ship Island Sky, which was refurbished in 2006. She was operated by Zegrahm Expeditions,serving the boutique eco-adventure cruising sector, currently the biggest growth area in the industry.…

  • St Clare – Captain David Mihell

    St Clare – Captain David Mihell

    10th March 2011

    Master of Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferry St Clare, Captain David Mihell, talks to Nicholas Leach about his career with Sealink, Sea Containers and Wightlink, and the ships on which he has served. When did you first go to sea and with which…

  • Captain Oliver Kruess

    Captain Oliver Kruess

    10th March 2011

    Captain Oliver Kruess talked to Ted Scull about his career at sea and what it is like to navigate the small cruise ship Explorer around Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and inArctic and Antarctic waters. How did you come to pursue a career…