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About Salvage Code Red
SALVAGE: CODE RED Premieres June 23 on Discovery Channel
Pumping leaking oil out of a tanker that rests on the Mediterranean Sea floor or fighting fires in the pitch-black bowels of a burning ship, marine salvaging is one of the world's most hazardous jobs and many lives are lost each year. Now in a TV first, follow the real-life action heroes that battle together against major emergency shipwrecks - to save vessels, crews and cargo - while attempting to avoid disaster.
Premiering Wednesday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, Discovery Channel presents the dynamic high-stakes five-part series SALVAGE: CODE RED, inviting viewers behind the scenes to join salvors as they risk life and limb to save some of the most dramatic shipwrecks in recent years. These complex engineering operations require equal amounts of skill and courage and in some of the world's most dangerous waters, anything can - and will - happen.
Leading these incredible operations are the salvage masters themselves, who drive and coordinate their team of divers, naval architects, engineers, fire fighters and chemical experts to save stricken ships. Whether battling to right a capsized ferry, running headlong into a typhoon to rescue a coal carrier, or salvaging a beached freighter, SALVAGE: CODE RED offers an exclusive inside look at one of the most treacherous work environments on the planet.
There are over 500 serious ship wreck incidents reported annually, from ships destroyed by storms and head-on collisions, to explosions and fires on oil tankers. SALVAGE: CODE RED follows the action across the globe as salvage teams battle nature's fury in some of the most complicated, dangerous and expensive salvage operations of all time.
Episode highlights from SALVAGE: CODE RED include:
Wednesday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Beached off the coast of Blackpool, England, the salvors battle to right the capsized ferry, Riverdance. They need to work fast to remove the oil and lighten the ferry, but immense storms hamper their every move. Meanwhile, another team of salvors get ready to board Adriyatik, a burning ferry drifting ablaze off the coast of Croatia. Venturing deep into the bowels to fight the raging blaze, crews worry if the ship will sink before the salvors can extinguish the fire.
Wednesday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Off the North East coast of Japan, a Russian coal carrier, Jane, is stuck on the rocks and is being battered by the Pacific Ocean. After helicopters manage to get all 17 crew members to safety, a crack team is sent to pump the coal from the ship to refloat her. Despite state-of-the-art salvage gear, a huge battle with the elements ensues pushing the team to their limits. Then, in Mexico, an old ferry, Arcangel, has run aground charging the crew with clearing away the deteriorating vessel before its oil spills onto the stunning Cancun coastline.
Wednesday, July 7 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In the Straits of Gibraltar - the treacherous gateway to the Mediterranean - a bulk carrier, New Flame, has collided with an oil tanker and is sinking fast. As water floods into her engine room, New Flame is in dire danger of disappearing completely, spilling almost 30,000 tonnes of scrap metal cargo - spelling environmental disaster for the entire region. Meanwhile, after heavy seas and the Japanese typhoon season battered Jane off the coast of Japan, the salvors must once again attempt to refloat her.
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