RI riggers have been on board HMS Caroline assisting with one of the latest film projects in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
360 Production have been filming a dramatic reconstruction of the sinking of ocean liner RMS Lusitania. Torpedoed by a German U-boat, Lusitania was briefly the world's largest passenger ship. She was sunk on Friday 7th May 1915 with the loss of 1198 passengers. The drama / documentary follows the lives of the crew on Lusitania.
HMS Caroline is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland 1916. The Heritage Lottery Fund has just awarded a large sum to restore and preserve it as another tourist attraction in the Titanic Quarter.
We were hired to assist the TV / film crews in moving around the ship safely, and to install fall arrest systems on the internal ladders and stairwells.