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Billion-dollar cruise ships, secret submarines, high-tech ocean dredgers, floating state-of-the-art hospitals -- all are part of the cutting-edge vessels featured in this series, which reveals everything from the mechanics of modern sea-going to the human drama seafarers face.

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With specialized cranes and underwater robots, Edda Freya repairs and replaces critical pipelines running to an oil and gas platform.
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Off the coast of Malaysia, Sapura 3500 lays a pipeline and builds an offshore gas platform in just three weeks.
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MSC's biggest cruise ship navigates tight Mediterranean harbors, offering a brand new water park, classic excursions and Cirque du Soleil at Sea.
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Norrona ferries passengers, vehicles and million-dollar cargo to Iceland and the Faroe Islands on one of the longest, toughest ferry routes in the world.
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One of the world's largest container ships races from port to port in China, Malaysia and Germany, transporting almost 20,000 crates of cargo.
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The Yasin Bey, a ship and power plant all in one, takes a four week voyage from Turkey to Indonesia to deliver much-needed electricity.
aired 42 days ago
The world's most adventurous cruise ship battles ice-choked fjords of Greenland to visit spectacular wildlife and icebergs.
aired 42 days ago
One of the world's most advanced drill ships builds an oil well more than a mile below the Gulf of Mexico.
aired 49 days ago
Alaska's biggest longline fishing ships battle high waves and hurricane-force winds to bring home a massive catch of cod.
aired 49 days ago
This U.S. Navy hospital ship travels from Colombia through the Panama Canal on a mission of mercy to the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica.
aired 56 days ago
The world's largest roll-on, roll-off vessel races against the clock to load and transport luxury cars, SUVs and construction equipment across the Atlantic Ocean.
aired 56 days ago
One of the world's largest subsea construction vessels sets out to build a massive natural gas compression station underwater.
aired 147 days ago
Le Boreal is built to take on the demanding waters of the Southern Ocean.
aired 147 days ago
The North Star is a roll-on/roll-off ship that delivers goods from Seattle to Anchorage within 72 hours.
aired 154 days ago
The FPSO Maersk Peregrino is the world's biggest oil production ship and is permanently hooked up at the Peregrino oil field.
aired 154 days ago
Umiak I is the world's most powerful ice-breaking carrier, hauling mining equipment from Quebec City to Labrador and returning with nickel concentrate.
aired 161 days ago
The U.S. Navy's newest ship, a guided missile destroyer, goes through testing with its crew in preparation for deployment.
aired 161 days ago
The Norwegian Epic is a billion-dollar showboat with more than 20 bars and restaurants and pool decks that transform into nightclubs.
aired 251 days ago
The Royal Danish Navy's new frigate must prove she can fight even when wounded.
aired 258 days ago
A heavy lift vessel transports a colossal load from China to Canada in a voyage that will take the ship to its limit.
aired 258 days ago
The world's largest jack-up drilling rig faces high stakes and tough decisions during the biggest storm in 20 years in the North Sea.

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