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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.

Friday at 9:00 PM on Smithsonian Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
September 28, 2018
Documentary & Biography, History, Reality
Cast: Michael Pongracz, Chris Hearn
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Disasters at Sea Full Episode Guide

  • A violent crack tears the MSC Napoli apart and leaves the crew stranded. As the investigators dig into the cause of the wreck, they discover an alarming design flaw.

  • Flooding forces the crew of the Alaska Ranger to abandon ship in frigid waters off the coast of Alaska, setting off a massive rescue effort by the Coast Guard.

  • When a ship sinks off the coast of Antarctica, investigators must turn to the photos and videos taken by the surviving passengers to find out what went wrong.

  • When the MV Rocknes capsizes, investigators suspect the pilot veered off course. But soon they uncover a series of mistakes that happened before the ship left port.

  • When the SS Marine Electric sinks in a storm off the coast of Virginia, killing 31 sailors, the Coast Guard turns up a shocking cause for the disaster.

  • When an underwater image of a shipwreck suggests the crew is to blame, the families of the dead refuse to believe it and launch an intensive quest for answers.

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