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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 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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The world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Nimitz has a crew of more than 3,000 as well as an air wing with more than 2,000 personnel.
aired 21 days ago
The largest ship to sail the Great Lakes, the Paul R. Tregurtha is designed to carry as much cargo as possible.
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The Jumbo Fairplayer represents the biggest and strongest mega ships built to transport super-sized equipment.
aired 24 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.
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A new breed of warship, the HDMS Absalon patrols the Gulf of Aden and the world's most dangerous shipping routes.
aired 33 days ago
With specialized cranes and underwater robots, Edda Freya repairs and replaces critical pipelines running to an oil and gas platform.
aired 35 days ago
Le Boreal is built to take on the demanding waters of the Southern Ocean.
aired 35 days ago
The North Star is a roll-on/roll-off ship that delivers goods from Seattle to Anchorage within 72 hours.
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Off the coast of Malaysia, Sapura 3500 lays a pipeline and builds an offshore gas platform in just three weeks.
aired 42 days ago
The FPSO Maersk Peregrino is the world's biggest oil production ship and is permanently hooked up at the Peregrino oil field.
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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.
aired 49 days ago
The U.S. Navy's newest ship, a guided missile destroyer, goes through testing with its crew in preparation for deployment.
aired 49 days ago
The Norwegian Epic is a billion-dollar showboat with more than 20 bars and restaurants and pool decks that transform into nightclubs.
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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 98 days ago
The Cristobal Colon is to dredge sand from the sea floor for a super port in Cuxhaven, Germany.

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