Mighty Ships

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

Examining unique ships and shipbuilders.

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Threading an Oil Pipe 3,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean Floor
02:14 — The brief is simple: Plunge a 22-inch-diameter casing pipe through a wider 36-inch conductor pipe 3,000 feet underneath the bottom of the ocean. The c (more…)
This Alaskan Fishing Boat Does Not Answer to Storms
03:12 — Since the Northern Leader first set sail three years ago, it's never postponed a fishing trip due to bad weather. And with potentially $2 million wort (more…)
A Giant Floating Naval Hospital's Amazing Humanitarian Work
03:06 — During times of peace, the USNS Comfort provides medical services for people in need, all over the world. It's a wide-scale humanitarian initiative th (more…)
Mighty Ships Season 3
Take an unprecedented look inside the world's grandest ships, and get a taste of the high stakes, high-risk life at sea.
The $15,000 Robotic Cleaning That Removes a Ship's Sludge
02:06 — The remote-controlled robot that cleans the hull of a ship as big as Tonsberg costs $15,000 for its services. But with a soccer field's worth of sea g (more…)
This Ship's Crew Parks Thousands of Cars Four Inches Apart
01:50 — The Tonsberg carries thousands of cars in its hold, tightly packed like sardines across its various decks. They're also parked according to strict spa (more…)
Mighty Ships Season 3
Take an unprecedented look inside the world's grandest ships, and get a taste of the high stakes, high-risk life at sea.
Mighty Ships Season Four
Set sail on the world's mightiest ships as they embark on some of the most challenging, dangerous jobs a working boat will ever face. These marvels of (more…)
Mighty Ships Season Four
Set sail on the world's mightiest ships as they embark on some of the most challenging, dangerous jobs a working boat will ever face. These marvels of (more…)
This Danish Warship Has Been on Some Very Dangerous Missions
02:06 — The HDMS Peter Willemoes has been involved in sensitive missions all over the world, from patrolling pirate-infested waters off the coast of East Afri (more…)
All Aboard Le Boreal
01:55 — The captain of Le Boreal knows its all about first impressions as he welcomes all 170 passengers graciously - and quickly - on board his ship. From: (more…)
Through the Valley of Death
01:41 — North Star presses through a severe storm while her crew braces against unbelievable gale force winds. From: MIGHTY SHIPS: North Star http://bitly.co (more…)
Docking a Huge Cruise Ship Is More Complicated Than You Think
02:55 — Guiding the mega cruise ship Quantum of the Seas into port is never a simple task. This time, it's headed to Fort-de-France, Martinique--where no ship (more…)
How Much Can a Heavy-Lift Ship Actually Lift?
01:27 — The secret to the Happy Star's top status in the heavy-lift vessel industry are the two powerful cranes that tower over its deck. Combined, they can h (more…)
Restocking a Rocking Ship
01:20 — If you thought carrying an armful of groceries was a pain, you should see how they deliver groceries on a mighty ship. It takes a crane and two attemp (more…)
How a Ship's Crew Eats in the Middle of Combat
02:00 — In battle, mealtimes for the HDMS Peter Willemoes are tightly orchestrated affairs. The 160 person crew is divided into three teams, and each team has (more…)
Against Cold Odds
02:32 — Umiak must rush to stay on schedule, but a bizarre confluence of floating ice stops it in its tracks. From: MIGHTY SHIPS: Umiak I http://bitly.com/Mi (more…)
Installing Massive Machinery on the Seafloor Is Incredibly Dicey
03:03 — Lowering a massive compressor 984 feet down onto the seafloor isn't easy, even for a ship the size of North Sea Giant. For starters, each single yard (more…)
There's Always a First
02:07 — Patrick Weir just graduated from the Naval Academy, and as a promising young officer, he gets the go ahead to man the helm for the very first time. F (more…)
All Aboard Le Boreal
02:00 — The captain of Le Boreal knows its all about first impressions as he welcomes all 170 passengers graciously - and quickly - on board his ship. From: (more…)
What Is a Sea Fastening and Why Is It So Important?
01:02 — Transport vessel Hawk's chief officer hits the deck to check the sea fastening on its cargo, a massive ship. These expertly engineered supports seem s (more…)
Man Overboard
01:55 — To prove that they have the skills to be an Officer of the Deck, naval officer trainees have to demonstrate their ability to rescue a man overboard. (more…)
Why Loading 30,000 Tons of Grain on a Ship Is Very Risky
02:09 — Loading massive amounts of grain onto a cargo ship the size of Algoma Equinox is a dangerous balancing act. Taking on too little means loss of revenue (more…)
How a Deep-Sea Offshore Drilling Rig Works
03:04 — After 22 hours, the crew of the Maersk Interceptor have assembled and lowered 551 feet of pipes into the water. Through them, a hydraulic hammer will (more…)
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