Disasters at Sea

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.0  (103)

Disasters at Sea is a documentary series about the most mysterious and unexpected marine disasters in recent history, recreated through the visceral first-hand accounts of seamen and women on their worst day, and for some, their finest hour. Stories of humans against nature, heroism in the face of catastrophe, and deadly secrets buried at sea. Witness some of the most harrowing shipwrecks in modern history, presented through immersive firsthand accounts of the disasters and marine investigations that followed. From cruise liners to bulk carriers to fishing boats, we look back on the final moments of these doomed vessels and those who sacrificed it all to try to save their ships and their crews.

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Towed Under
6. Towed Under
February 14, 2021
Stories of humans against nature, heroism in the face of catastrophe, and deadly secrets buried at sea. Witness some of the most harrowing shipwrecks in modern history, presented through immersive firsthand accounts of the disasters and marine investigations that followed. From cruise liners to bulk carriers to fishing boats, we look back on the final moments of these doomed vessels and those who sacrificed it all to try to save their ships and their crews.
Capsized
5. Capsized
January 31, 2021
It was a doomed ferry trip, full of unexpected heroes and villains. When MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsized within minutes into its journey across the English Channel, dozens of passengers and crew members rushed to save the lives of the 539 people trapped on board. Despite their efforts, 193 died in the accident. In the investigation that followed, evidence would put the ship's management and the entire ferry industry under the spotlight. Visceral reenactments and interviews with survivors and examiners shed new light on this harrowing disaster.
Destination Unknown
4. Destination Unknown
January 24, 2021
When a fishing vessel and its experienced crew vanish off the Alaskan coast, investigators discover a series of troubling clues.
Fire in the Hold
3. Fire in the Hold
January 17, 2021
When a massive cargo ship explodes in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, an expert chemist uncovers what happened.
Ignition Point
2. Ignition Point
January 10, 2021
An explosion on a chemical tanker in 2004 off the coast of Virginia leads to heroic rescue efforts and an investigation full of shocking revelations.
Snapped in Two
1. Snapped in Two
January 3, 2021
It was a maritime catastrophe that never should have happened. A 590-foot bulk carrier made of fracture-resistant steel and built to survive the roughest of storms snaps in two in the middle of the North Atlantic, killing 21 of the 25-man crew. Investigators race to find out what caused the accident. What they discover is a deadly history involving bulk carriers, raising the terrifying possibility that other active vessels could be in danger. Harrowing recreations and interviews with two lucky survivors bring this disaster at sea to life.
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Disasters at Sea is a documentary series about the most mysterious and unexpected marine disasters in recent history, recreated through the visceral first-hand accounts of seamen and women on their worst day, and for some, their finest hour.

Stories of humans against nature, heroism in the face of catastrophe, and deadly secrets buried at sea. Witness some of the most harrowing shipwrecks in modern history, presented through immersive firsthand accounts of the disasters and marine investigations that followed. From cruise liners to bulk carriers to fishing boats, we look back on the final moments of these doomed vessels and those who sacrificed it all to try to save their ships and their crews.Disasters at Sea is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2018.

Where to Watch Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea is available for streaming on the Smithsonian Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Disasters at Sea on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (103)