Precious Cargo

We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

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20050725"

We're on an island. Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

Then News. "

20050725We're on an island. Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

Then News.

20050726"

Few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarer.

2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.

Then News. "

20050726Few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarer.

2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.

Then News.

20050727"

Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers who we rely on.

3/5. Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.

Then News."

20050727Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers who we rely on.

3/5. Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.

Then News.

20050728Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

4/5. What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.

Then News.

20050729Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

5/5. The sea remains a hazardous place.

Then News.

20061014"We live on an island, yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in World Wars supplying civilians and forces than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

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20061014We live on an island, yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea. In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.

1/5. The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in World Wars supplying civilians and forces than any other service. Are we too complacent about their contribution?

20061021Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

2/5. He visits the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands.

20061028Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy.

3/5. Officers recall their early days at sea

20061104Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy. 4/5. What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.
20061111Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about the British Merchant Navy. 5/5. The sea remains a hazardous environment.
012005072520061014"We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service.

Are we too complacent about their contribution?"

012005072520061014We're on an island.

Yet few people realise that almost 95% of imports and exports come and go by sea.

In this series, Dylan Winter talks to seafarers about sailing under the Red Ensign.The British Merchant Navy has lost a greater proportion of men and women in world wars, supplying civilians and forces, than any other service.

Are we too complacent about their contribution?

022005072620061021"At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them."
022005072620061021At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them.
032005072720061028"Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls."
032005072720061028Officers recall their youth on board: the ships cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, initiation rites and molls.
042005072820061104What kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences? Dylan meets the families of seafarers.
05 LAST2005072920061111The sea remains a hazardous place.