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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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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.
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One of the world's largest subsea construction vessels sets out to build a massive natural gas compression station underwater.
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The Royal Danish Navy's new frigate must prove she can fight even when wounded.
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A heavy lift vessel transports a colossal load from China to Canada in a voyage that will take the ship to its limit.
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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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Filled with big toys, guests fly the trapeze, surf and skydive without ever leaving the world's most innovative cruise ship.
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The Algoma Equinox battles fierce ice, howling winds and challenging waters to transport grain and iron ore.
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To transport one of the world's largest oil rigs, Hawk must sink before she can swim; she submerges her expansive deck to load.
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Highlighting the massive warships, cruise liners, trawlers and other vessels that sail the seven seas.
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The Avataq carries everything from food and furniture to mining equipment and explosives to Quebec's inaccessible northern regions.
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Ibn Battuta is capable of breaking up the hardest subsea soil as it deepens the Son Duong Port in Vietnam's poorest province.
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The Wind Surf, a sleek, five-masted luxury sailing yacht, is large enough to pamper and yet small enough to tuck into tiny harbors and hidden coves.
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Stemat Spirit is built to work on land, approaching shore during high tide, settling on the sand as the tide recedes and sailing out to sea, laying cable as she goes, when the tide returns.
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The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship sets sail on her first voyage, and her captain faces a tough decision when a North Atlantic tempest forms.
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Follow the building of the Norwegian Breakaway at Germany's Meyer-Werft shipyard; it is the largest ship they've ever built and they have only 18 months to finish it.
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Laying fiber optic cables off the Pacific Coast to maintain the back bone of the Internet.
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Peace in Africa, the world's largest underwater mining vessel, uses a nozzle to suck up seabed gravel that's full of diamonds.
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The MV Resolution, a self-elevating support system ship, is designed to pound gigantic wind turbines into the bottom of the sea.
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Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen specializes in search and rescue missions.
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The Akamalik is the star of Royal Greenland's shrimp trawling fleet and and plays a critical role in the county's economy.
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The crew of the Emma Maersk travels from the Far East to Western Europe.

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