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Mighty Ships, a Discovery Channel television series follows some of the world's largest ships on their journeys around the world. Since Mighty Ships is shot entirely in High Definition, fans will appreciate the fine details of the giant showcased vessels. Each episode follows a different ship. Episodes follow crews on board as well as the mechanical inner-workings of each ship. Fans of warships will appreciate the episodes highlighting HDMS Absalon and the USS Nimitz. Some ships are built for moving large pieces of heavy machinery or scouring the ocean's floor. This show captures life at sea on a mega-ship.

Various large vessels are showcased. For people interested in sustainable energy, the MV Resolution is an incredibly fascinating vessel. The MV Resolution services and builds wind farms on the ocean. Equipped with a 130 ton hydraulic hammer, the MV Resolution is an impressive ship. There is also an episode on Akamalik, a large vessel off the icy coast of Greenland. Like something from a Jules Verne book, the MV Peace in Africa has a unique underwater crawler which scours the ocean floor for diamonds. It is mesmerizing to see the giant MV Fairplayer cross the ocean from Italy to Texas. This episode follows the MV Fairplayer as she brings oil refining equipment to a port in Texas that has been damaged by a hurricane.

Fans of military ships will be captivated by the episodes highlighting both the HDMS Absalon and the USS Nimitz. The episode following the HDMS Absalon follows the ship as it travels though the Gulf of Aden. Troops from the allied nations man the ship enforcing safety off the cost of Somalia. The USS Nimitz, one of the largest naval warships is captivating in high definition. The large aircraft carrier is likened to a city with crews and support teams living below decks. The USS Nimitz is home to a fleet of F-18 Super Hornets. This episode follows crew members training for a deployment in Afghanistan.

Mighty Ships covers both mechanical workings of these large ships as well as onboard crew relations. Each of the ships showcased has different purposes and journeys. Life on the high-seas is an adventure to watch. Details are magnificent when seen in high definition. Each episode highlights a different mega-ship which is sure to educate as well as entertain any viewer. Mighty Ships will delight watchers with fascinating inner workings and mechanically astounding feats.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 65 Episodes
July 22, 2008
Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
Cast: Barbara Budd
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  • Off the coast of Malaysia, Sapura 3500 lays a pipeline and builds an offshore gas platform in just three weeks.

  • 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.

  • MSC's biggest cruise ship navigates tight Mediterranean harbors.

  • 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.

  • Edda Freya is a state-of-the-art construction vessel that makes underwater connections for oil and gas platforms on the open seas. There's no other mighty ship better equipped for the job, with her specialized cranes, remotely operated vehicles, and giant reels of flexible pipe. But her current job-replacing critical subsea pipes for massive platforms off the coast of Norway-proves especially challenging, as rough North Sea currents and troubles with the ship's undersea vehicles threaten to derail the high-stakes mission.

  • In the world of ships, they don't come much bigger than container ship MSC Oscar. At nearly 1,300 feet long and 200 feet wide, she can transport almost 20,000 crates of cargo. There's no other efficient way to transport goods around the globe. Join her on her latest mission, a 30-day, 12,000-mile voyage from China to Malaysia to Germany, and meet the skilled crew, engineers, and operators who keep these containers moving on and off Oscar and across the globe, 24/7.

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