Mighty Ships

Mighty Ships

  • Seasons:
  • 9
  • 8
These marvels of marine technology move colossal cargo, bring power to entire villages, and deliver spectacular entertainment to thousands of passengers. Discover what life is like aboard these sophisticated vessels as we cruise European waters, travel 12,000 miles to deliver monster payloads, deliver much-needed electricity to an Indonesian island, and more.
These marvels of marine technology move colossal cargo, bring power to entire villages, and deliver spectacular entertainment to thousands of passengers. Discover what life is like aboard these sophisticated vessels as we cruise European waters, travel 12,000 miles to deliver monster payloads, deliver much-needed electricity to an Indonesian island, and more.

Season 9 (6 episodes)

  • 1. Yasin Bey

    Original air date: 09/30/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Part ship, part power plant, Yasin Bey is an all-important vessel to towns and cities in desperate need of an electrical boost. Follow her on her maiden voyage—a four-week trip from Istanbul to the power-strapped island of Ambon in Indonesia. For the next five years, Yasin Bey will remain secured offshore, promising reliable electricity for the people of the island, but not before a series of major hurdles threaten to short-out this mission before it even begins.

  • 2. MSC Oscar

    Original air date: 10/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. 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.

  • 3. Norrona

    Original air date: 10/14/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Perhaps no other ferry can handle the rough waters, grueling pace, and tough maneuvers that Norröna faces week after week. This mighty ship rises to the challenge 365 days a year, transporting much needed cargo to and from Iceland, Denmark, and the Faroe Islands, while bringing high seas adventures to her adrenaline-seeking passengers. Follow the crew aboard one of Norröna’s roundtrip voyages as they travel to spectacular lands and fight deadly waters to deliver big payloads and even bigger thrills.

  • 4. MSC Meraviglia

    Original air date: 10/21/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. At 1,036 feet long, 141 feet wide, and a towering 19 decks high, MSC Meraviglia is a massive cruise ship equipped with high-tech toys, a water park and ropes course, and even Cirque du Soleil at Sea. Follow this brand new mega-cruiser on her second voyage ever, a wondrous five-night Mediterranean adventure for 4,000 passengers sailing from Genoa to Naples, Messina, the island nation of Malta, and Barcelona, and see firsthand the work it takes to reach each port safely.

  • 5. Sapura 3500

    Original air date: 10/28/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Off Malaysia’s coast in the South China Sea, a mighty ship is handling a mighty job—one with no room for error. Heavy-lift pipelayer Sapura 3500 is creating a 5.5-mile pipeline to lay on the ocean floor before assembling and installing a 1,700-ton offshore platform. Once connected, the platform will send millions of cubic feet of natural gas to nearby Malaysia and Vietnam. Completing the job will require every bit of muscle and technology Sapura has to offer along with every ounce of attention and manpower from her 280 crewmembers.

  • 6. Edda Freya

    Original air date: 11/04/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 11/04/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. 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.