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  • The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

    Here's the link to watch the documentary, if you havent already seen it.
    I found it very informative.
    It follows the lives of several cadets at GCNS and Warsash, both during the college phases and
    the sea phases of their cadetship.

    http://video.stv.tv/bc/Programmes/progr ... chantnavy/

    Note: There are two documentaries on there:
    The first one is a six-part documentary, which started on October 13th & ended on November 17th.
    The second one is a "Special", which is basically a shorter version, and that aired on February 23rd.
    I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
    Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
    The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

  • #2
    Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

    I remember this, it popped up a while ago at Warsash and the company was saying something about it

    To boldly go.....
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    • #3
      Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

      i personally think it gives a cloudy view of a life at sea. speaking to Merchant navy folk . they noticed how it only showed the cadets and there Training officer or Captain. and did not interview any of the crew or show any lows of the trip.
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      • #4
        Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

        john,
        Quite correct - propaganda at its best!

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        • #5
          Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

          Considering this is a documentary aimed at selling the Merchant Navy to prospective cadets, obviously it's going to focus on the pros and only briefly mention any cons.

          When I decided that I wanted to be a Deck Officer, I had the job of trying to explain my new career choice to my family who are all Londoners with zero knowledge of the Merchant Navy.

          It really helped to be able to sit down with my family and watch this documentary, as it helped them all to understand what the cadetship will involve, aswell as future job prospects.

          After watching it, my mum was truly excited for me, and wished my brother would make the same career move.

          It even helped prepare me for my interview, as I was able to confidently answer questions about life aboard a ship (such as chipping & painting; shadowing senior officers; being sent on a mission to find a non-existent part of the ship), and about any problems I may encounter both at college (such as the Math's) and at sea (such as strict officers; missing your family and friends back home, and crew that don't speak English).

          In my eyes, that makes this documentary a success, as it informs and reassures families while also giving the prospective cadet an insight (albeit brief) into the lives of current cadets.
          I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
          Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
          The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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          • #6
            Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

            If anyone's interested, I noticed there is now a torrent of this available to download online!
            Just google "Merchant Navy documentary torrent"
            I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
            Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
            The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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            • #7
              Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

              Originally posted by rennells
              If anyone's interested, I noticed there is now a torrent of this available to download online!
              oh really o'rielley?

              Dont suppose it's on the 'noid
              Trust me I'm a Chief.

              Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
              Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
              No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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              • #8
                Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                It most certainly is on the 'noid Chiefy!!
                I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
                Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
                The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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                • #9
                  Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                  well, bugger my salty old sea boots....

                  /me runs of to grab it
                  Trust me I'm a Chief.

                  Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                  Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                  No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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                  • #10
                    Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                    hmmm wasnt it 6 eps originally? though sir I have to say it is as you say there

                    oh bugger... this laptop needs a "client"....jeesh is this ever going to be back to normal ;p
                    Trust me I'm a Chief.

                    Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                    Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                    Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                      On the documentary, there was a really hot Chief Officer on the Maersk ship!
                      Made me wish I was a cadet on that ship
                      I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
                      Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
                      The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                        There was a six-episode version, and also a one-hour special which was slightly shorter (basically they cut out the unnecessary bits)
                        I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
                        Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
                        The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                          Originally posted by rennells
                          On the documentary, there was a really hot Chief Officer on the Maersk ship!
                          Made me wish I was a cadet on that ship
                          There was? Cannt be I dont belive you for a moment.....unless you are still wearing your cider vizzor?
                          Trust me I'm a Chief.

                          Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                          Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                          No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                          Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                            Trust me Chiefy!
                            He was rather dashing
                            I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
                            Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
                            The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Merchant Navy Documentary on STV

                              Originally posted by rennells
                              Trust me Chiefy!
                              He was rather dashing

                              Oooooohhhhhhhhhh

                              /me is a bit thick tha knows
                              Trust me I'm a Chief.

                              Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                              Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                              No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                              Twitter:- @DeeChief

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