Media Keen to Sail in Round-the-World Race

Press Release
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race received more than 1,500 applications to sail as 2013 race observers.

“The onboard reporter is a unique feature of this event,” said Volvo Ocean Race Chief Executive Knut Frostad. “They are the war correspondent of the race. It’s something that we started quite recently and it’s really to bring the story, excitement and action to the audience. It’s an incredibly tough job. It’s probably the toughest journalist job you can find.”

The reporters, known as media crew members (MCMs) in the previous two editions of the race, helped transform TV, press and internet coverage.

Their role was made possible by Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service, which enables them to send video, photos, blogs and audio clips from anywhere along the 39,000 nautical-mile race route.

For the next race, organizers want applicants who can tell stories about the race across a variety of media. Rick Deppe, Onboard Reporter Project Manager for the race, said, “The levels of skill and experience from many of the candidates are off the charts.”

Those lucky enough to be shortlisted for the role will spend five weeks training at the race headquarters in Alicante, Spain. The ones who get through will then be matched up with one of the teams for the pre-race period, plus the event itself.
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

ST Engineering Rejigs Top Deck

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of senior management personnel to new key management positions in the

Atteridge Retires from Furuno USA

After 30 years of service to Furuno USA, Inc., Jim Atteridge is retiring as President and assuming a new role, as Director and Corporate Advisor. Effective December 1,

Transas Launches Web Map Service

Transas Marine has launched Transas Web Map Service (WMS)to provide transparent and easy access to navigation charts through common interface. Access to comprehensive

Communication

Baker Hughes to Present at Wells Fargo's 2014 Energy Symposium

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the Company's Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Derek Mathieson, will present at Wells Fargo's 2014 Energy Symposium on Wednesday,

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Debuts New Product Range

A range of telemetry products that support robust, long-distance wireless communications in challenging, large scale environments such as those found in oil and gas,

Outlook for Bunkering & Marine Lubricants in India

The "4th Annual Conference on the Outlook for Bunkering and Marine Lubricants in India" will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Hotel Vivanta by Taj-President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1361 sec (7 req/sec)