Mighty Ships Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Mighty Ships: Season 7 (2013)

  • Season 7 Episode 7: The Best of Mighty Ships

    Documentary focusing on a selection of the world's most impressive operational ships that were featured on the show

  • Season 7 Episode 6: Stemat Spirit

    Stemat Spirit is built to work on land, approaching shore during high tide, settling on the sand as the tide recedes and sailing out to sea, laying cable as she goes, when the tide returns.

  • Season 7 Episode 5: Ibn Battuta

    The Ibn Battuta, named after the Moroccan explorer, which is one of the strongest dredgers of its type, and capable of breaking up the hardest subsea soil

  • Season 7 Episode 4: Avataq

    The Avataq carries everything from food and furniture to mining equipment and explosives to Quebec's inaccessible northern regions.

  • Season 7 Episode 3: Wind Surf

    Documentary focusing on Wind Surf, the largest sailing yacht in the world, which is large enough to accommodate 312 guests, yet small enough to tuck into tiny harbours

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Norwegian Breakaway: The Build

    Follow the building of the Norwegian Breakaway at Germany's Meyer-Werft shipyard; it is the largest ship they've ever built and they have only 18 months to finish it.

  • Season 7 Episode 1: Norwegian Breakaway: The Voyage

    The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship sets sail on her first voyage, and her captain faces a tough decision when a North Atlantic tempest forms.

Mighty Ships: Season 6 (2012)

  • Season 6 Episode 6: Neptune

    The newly-built Neptune is designed to install wind turbines and Belgium's first offshore wind farm is her first assignment.

  • Season 6 Episode 5: Northern Eagle

    The Northern Eagle is capable of catching and packaging fish, bringing 1,500 tons of frozen, packaged product back to port.

  • Season 6 Episode 4: USS New York

    A behind-the-scenes look at the USS New York - a large vessel capable of carrying up to 800 marines, with a bow and stern made from steel salvaged from the remains of the Twin Towers

  • Season 6 Episode 3: Crystal Serenity

    Follow along as the world's top cruise ship, the Crystal Serenity visits Sydney harbour, the port of Melbourne, Bali, a large-scale furniture load in Semarang, Indonesia and the port of Singapore.

  • Season 6 Episode 2: USNS Grasp

    Documentary exploring the US Navy's salvage ship - the USNS Grasp - as it sails on a mission to hunt for a famous American shipwreck in the North Sea

  • Season 6 Episode 1: MV Stornes

    A look at Dutch company Van Oord's fallpipe vessel, the job of which is to lay the foundations for a fuel pipeline on the seabed

Mighty Ships: Season 5 (2011)

Mighty Ships: Season 4 (2011)

Mighty Ships: Season 3 (2010)

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Solitaire

    Exploring the ship Solitaire, capable of laying 30 inch pipes on the ocean floor, and how she tackles giant boulders and 40 degree drops to fit a pipeline off the coast of Norway

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Oasis of the Seas

    The maiden voyage of the Oasis of the Seas, the largest, most revolutionary cruise ship in the world.

  • Season 3 Episode 4: USS Kentucky

    The USS Kentucky, a ballistic nuclear missile submarine capable of reaching extreme depths, which is regarded as one of the deadliest on the American fleet

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Cristobal Colon

    A look at the capabilities of the Cristobal Colon, which can dredge millions of cubic metres of sand from the sea floor for delivery to construction sites

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Africa Mercy

    Exploring the Africa Mercy, the largest NGO hospital ship in the world that travels to some of the poorest regions across the globe and features six operating theatres, delivering care to thousands

  • Season 3 Episode 1: G.O. Sars

    An insight into the workings of the GO Sars marine research vessel, which emits 99 per cent less noise than a normal ship, allowing scientists unprecedented views of the Arctic Circle's marine life

Mighty Ships: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)

  • Season 2 Episode 9: MV Paul R. Tregurtha

    The Paul R Tregurtha, which is the largest vessel serving the North American Great Lakes, battles difficult conditions as it heads to Lake Superior

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Resolute

    The Tyco Resolute is needed for burying high-tech fiber optic cables across oceans, using an immense underwater plow.

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Mv Fairplayer

    The M/V Fairplayer, which is capable of lifting 13,000 tonnes, begins its maiden voyage, with the designers hoping it will prove itself as the strongest ship in the world

  • Season 2 Episode 6: HDMS Absalon

    Life on board the warship HDMS Absalon, which patrols the waters around the Horn of Africa, protecting vessels from pirates

  • Season 2 Episode 5: U.S.S. Nimitz

    The world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Nimitz has a crew of more than 3,000 as well as an air wing with more than 2,000 personnel.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Henry Larsen

    The Henry Larsen, one of the Canadian Coast Guard's icebreakers, sets sail on a seven-day mission to patrol the treacherous North Atlantic

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Akamalik

    The Akamalik is the star of Royal Greenland's shrimp trawling fleet and and plays a critical role in the county's economy.

  • Season 2 Episode 2: MV Peace in Africa

    Peace in Africa, the world's largest underwater mining vessel, uses a nozzle to suck up seabed gravel that's full of diamonds.

  • Season 2 Episode 1: MV Resolution

    The MV Resolution, a self-elevating support system ship, is designed to pound gigantic wind turbines into the bottom of the sea.

Mighty Ships: Season 1 (2008)

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Emma Maersk

    The Emma Maersk is the world's largest ship, capable of carrying cargo in more than 12,000 containers.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Becrux

    The M/V Becrux, which contains a menagerie in the tradition of Noah's Ark, and whose crew members face a daily struggle to keep all the animals fed and watered

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Faust

    Exploring the MV Faust, the largest car-carrier in the world, joining the crew as it travels across the North Atlantic

Mighty Ships: Special (2009 - 2013)

  • Best of Special

    This special edition features the best of the best from seven seasons of Mighty Ships, from cruise ships to specialized vessels.

  • Inside the Queen Mary II

    A tour of the Queen Mary II, the largest and most expensive ocean liner ever built, which has engines powerful enough to provide light for an entire city

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