During the filming of Pirate Radio – The Boat That Rocked, we were brought in by the Co-Producer, Ronaldo Vasconcellas, when the ship, charted for filming, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for multiple breaches of safety regulations.
We managed to negotiate the boat’s release by going through the breaches and addressing them in fourteen different technical reports. Afterwards, we then spent two weeks rectifying the violations by putting in place mitigating measures for all safety failings onboard the vessel. Finally, for the more significant problems that couldn’t be fixed in the required short timeframe, we developed and presented a complete written safety management system, which, on approval, allowed the boat to sail from Southampton to Portland for filming.
The film then went on to win the Best Picture at the Sannio Film Fest in 2009 and was nominated Best Comedy at the Grownups Awards in 2010.
Pirate Radio – The Boat That Rocked was our first feature film, and although the company, Maritime Film, was not created at the time, we still made waves and went on to work with Aqua Films and Ocean Films, amongst others, on a number of large productions.
After hearing that we were creating our own Marine Coordination company, the Co-Producer, Ronaldo Vasconcellas, of Pirate Radio – The Boat That Rocked contacted us to wish us well, and gave us a glowing recommendation to all who would wish to use our services.