Meet the skipper

Captain Peter Roberts has a dual life. Not only is he a working skipper of a commercial ship, but also he’s a skipper of a beautiful historical steamer that is berthed in Southampton.

His ‘day’ job is as Master of the Whitchallenger, a ‘bunkering’ ship that supplies fuel to vessels all around the south coast. He must skilfullly manoevre alongside them and pump thousands of gallons of oil into their tanks.

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