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  • Mighty Maneuvers

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    2/13/13

    A 5-ton gun needs to be airlifted from a moving ship, and coordinating the effort between mighty ship and massive helicopter is no easy task.
  • Forged From the Steel of the Twin Towers

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    2/13/13

    This stealth ship avoids enemy radar, hauls hovercrafts, helicopters and hefty missile launchers and honors the memory of New York's heroes.
  • A Fish Factory in the Eye of the Storm

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    2/6/13

    The Bering Sea in wintertime is a dangerous place, especially for one deck hand who suffered a substantial injury at sea.
  • A Daring Deep-Sea Dive

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    2/6/13

    Two of the Navy's top trained divers attempt to reach the bottom of the North Sea.
  • This is Where Your Fish Sticks Are Filleted

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    2/6/13

    From sea to serving tray, pollock is processed and frozen at a mind-blowing rate of 150 fillets per minute; all on board this mighty ship that doubles as a food factory.
  • Even the Mightiest Must Fight the Current

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    1/23/13

    After depositing a rock load in a depression at the bottom of the sea, this ship's crew runs into trouble when currents threaten to break the fall pipe.
  • Moving a Mountain of Rock

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    1/23/13

    A whopping 30,000 tons of rocks is enough weight to bend the hull of a ship. Therefore, specific loading sequences are critical to the success of this ship's mission.
  • Solid Sea Legs on a Mighty Ship

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    1/23/13

    Neptune has four legs designed to push off of the sea floor and lift the ship out of the water. Her crew has the tough mission of avoiding soft soil and assuring solid footing.moreless
  • A Big Mama Turbine

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    1/23/13

    The only thing mightier than the ship is the massive wind turbine it carries and assembles. It's one of the largest and most powerful in the world.
  • Skirting the Sydney Bridge

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    1/10/13

    Rushing to clear out of Sydney Harbor, the captain realizes his ship is taller than the approaching bridge and carefully maneuvers away as passengers use the looming bridge for a photo op.
  • Out of the Ordinary Excursions

    Clip

    1/10/13

    Heart stopping barrel rolls in a military plane offer one passenger an unforgettable excursion during her cruise with the Crystal Serenity.
  • Le Boreal

    Full Episode

    S 5 : Ep 3 - 3/20/14

    Spotlighting Le Boreal, a cruise ship built to survive severe weather conditions, including towering waves.
  • Northern Eagle

    Full Episode

    S 1 : Ep 13 - 2/17/13

    Both a fishing trawler and a floating factory, the Northern Eagle is able to catch, fillet, and freeze up to 160 tons of fish a day. But before the most advanced ship in North America can begin that process, she must first find the fish. Set sail on the bitter and brutal Bering Sea as this ship and her crew embark on the most important fishing trip of the year, at the height of spawning season. The chance for reward is great and so is the risk of failure. Her 140-man crew is paid by the value of her haul and all eyes are on the captain to land the big catch.moreless
  • USS New York

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 2/24/13

    The USS New York is built out of the ashes of 9/11. From the steel in her bow to her motto, "Never Forget," this warship honors the victims of the worst attack on American soil. Designed to be the most advanced amphibious warships on the planet, she needs to prove herself before her first deployment. Three weeks of maneuvers and training off the North Carolina coast will push the ship to her limits, but it's the only way to find out if she's as tough and resilient as the city she's named after.moreless
  • USNS Grasp

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 2/10/13

    On a mission to solve a mystery that is more than 230 years old, the USNS Grasp may have just taken on more than she can handle. This rescue and salvage vessel is searching for the USS Bonhomme Richard, a historic US warship that sank in battle in 1779. But the unforgiving waters of the North Sea and failing equipment threaten not only the mission, but also the lives of its divers. Will this Mighty Ship locate the missing wreckage or will brutal weather and failing equipment sink this historic mission?moreless
  • Stornes

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 1/27/13

    In the competitive world of offshore oil and gas, Stornes keep things on a level playing field. Her job is to lay rocks onto the ocean floor and flatten the foundation where pipelines are laid. Built to be the most advanced and automated ship in her class, it's time to prove her might on a deep-water mission off the coast of Norway. The Norwegian Sea is volatile, but it is faulty equipment, not fierce waters, that threatens to put the mission, and Stornes in serious peril.moreless
  • Neptune

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 1/20/13

    Neptune is a ship out of water..fifty feet out of water. Custom-built to raise herself high off the ocean surface, this jack-up vessel has only one job to do: assemble wind turbines in rough seas. Join this brand-new ship off the Belgian Coast, where she will transport and install 30 massive turbines. It's a job that will take everything this mighty ship has to offer, because what makes this location the perfect place to operate a wind farm also makes it the worst place for a ship to build one.moreless
  • Crystal Serenity

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 7/21/12

  • Neptune

    Full Episode

    S 1 : Ep 5 - 1/20/13

    Neptune is a ship out of water...fifty feet out of water. Custom-built to raise herself high off the ocean surface, this jack-up vessel has only one job to do: assemble wind turbines in rough seas. Join this brand-new ship off the Belgian Coast, where she will transport and install 30 massive turbines. It's a job that will take everything this mighty ship has to offer, because what makes this location the perfect place to operate a wind farm also makes it the worst place for a ship to build one.moreless
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