Mighty Ships: Series 7
Set sail on the world’s mightiest ships as they embark on some of the most challenging, dangerous jobs a working boat will ever face. These marvels of marine technology are built for anything the heavens and oceans can dole out, and the dedicated men and women who work aboard these ships are equally battle-tested. From a dredger deepening a massive harbor to the construction and maiden voyage of a luxury mega cruiser, experience it all firsthand on this first-rate, high seas adventure.
Part 1: Quantum Of The Seas
Quantum is Latin for “quantity” and Royal Caribbean’s latest mega-cruise ship has plenty of it, with 16 passenger decks, 19 restaurants, and more toys and gadgets than any other luxury liner. Mighty Ships invites you on a 12-day tropical adventure aboard Quantum of the Seas, as she embarks on her first-ever full-length cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Packed with more technological innovations than any other cruiser, she may be a floating amusement park for her 4,000 guests, but for Captain Ban and his crew, this is no time to play.
Part 2: Hawk
Hawk is the weightlifting champion of the seas, able to lift and move massive cargo, from oil rigs to other Mighty Ships, from one side of the world to another. Follow this semi-submersible transport vessel on her most challenging haul yet: delivering the 36,000-ton Maersk Interceptor, the biggest jack-up drilling rig on the planet, from Singapore to Stavanger, Norway. It’s a mission that will test Hawk’s stability, and the captain’s skill, as they battle against notorious traffic in Singapore and the tempestuous seas of Western Africa.
Part 3: Happy Star
Heavy lift transport vessel Happy Star was built to be one formidable lady, and her first big mission will test just how tough she is. She’s en route from China, to the Caribbean, to Quebec, carrying some of the world’s heaviest industrial equipment on her massive deck. However, engine breakdowns, ice and the unforgiving conditions of the North Atlantic are threatening the job at every turn. Join her on this voyage of extremes, a journey and job with tight deadlines, delicate maneuvers, and high stakes from start to finish.
Part 4: Algoma Equinox
The pressure is on bulk freighter Algoma Equinox as she nears the end of her first full season on the Great Lakes. Her captain is hoping to squeeze in one more trip of deliveries before the seaway’s winter shutdown, but a faulty pump and the notorious “Gales of November” have other ideas. Follow this Mighty Ship through brutal weather and tight quarters as she carries 30,000-tons of grain and iron ore across four of the five Great Lakes, through a massive series of canals, and into some very angry weather.
Part 5: HDMS Peter Willemoes
HDMS Peter Willemoes is a Royal Danish warship built for 21st century combat, equipped with sophisticated detection systems and powerful weapons. But before her crew can take her out to sea, they’ve got to prove they have what it takes to fight off enemy threats. Enter restricted waters and witness the series of intense battle simulation exercises her sailors must pass in order to join the multinational NATO Response Force. The stakes are high, but fortunately, they have one of the world’s most advanced frigates on their side.
Part 6: Maersk Interceptor
The largest offshore drilling jack-up rig on Earth, Maersk Interceptor, is being deployed for the first time and her grand debut promises to be one bumpy ride. Join us as we follow her out to the rough waters and high winds of the North Sea as her crew sets up to drill in the worst storm Norway has seen in decades. A job that was supposed to take ten days may now take up to a month to complete, and with each day costing hundreds of thousands in lost revenue, the pressure is on for this $650-million-dollar Mighty Ship to start performing, fast.