The magical story of Robin Boltman: the man who survived two maritime disasters

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to survivor and hero Robin Boltman, to revisit the sinking of the Oceanos in 1991 and the Achille Lauro in 1994. Boltman, a banker-turned-entertainer, was on board both sunken ships and not only managed to survive, but also helped rescue other passengers from the wreckage.

The video below captures Boltman in studio with us, as he retells his interesting and inspiring tale:

I did the banking for a few years until I got approached by Safmarine and went to work on the MS Astor and after that I decided not go back to work again because magic was too much fun; travelling and seeing the world, and entertaining.

Boltman performed magic and comedy routines on cruise liner ships for several years and says he still intends on sailing the seas to entertain.

The Greek cruise liner, MTS Oceanos that went down on 4 August 1991.

Listen to the full conversation with Robin Boltman on the Pippa Hudson Show:

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