Disasters at Sea

Premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

New Discovery Docudrama DISASTERS AT SEA Takes a Deep Dive to Explain Recent Marine Tragedies

New Discovery Docudrama DISASTERS AT SEA Takes a Deep Dive to Explain Recent Marine Tragedies

By BILL HARRIS Special to The Lede The world still relies far more heavily on the shipping industry than most people think it does. But as history has proven over and over aga...

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Discovery Investigates the Greatest Marine Mysteries with DISASTERS AT SEA, Premiering April 16

Discovery Investigates the Greatest Marine Mysteries with DISASTERS AT SEA, Premiering April 16

– Docudrama unravels the mystery behind some of the most devastating deep-sea disasters in modern history – – Series sold in more than 110 markets and is currently in producti...

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Bell Media Studios Confirms Unprecedented International Orders For New Original Canadian Docudrama Series DISASTERS AT SEA From Exploration Production Inc.

Bell Media Studios Confirms Unprecedented International Orders For New Original Canadian Docudrama Series DISASTERS AT SEA From Exploration Production Inc.

– Commissioned by Discovery for broadcast in Canada, in conjunction with partners at Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. and Seven Network in Australia; 60-minute episodes are produ...

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About

DISASTERS AT SEA is a six-episode series about the most mysterious and unexpected marine disasters in recent history, recreated in each 60-minute episode through the visceral first-hand accounts of seamen and women on their worst day, and for some, their finest hour. In each of the stories featured, there are heroes who exerted herculean efforts to save their colleagues, the environment, and valuable property. Proving and disproving theories of catastrophic real-life events, DISASTERS AT SEA goes beyond the traditional documentary approach to explore six separate disasters at sea throughout the season. Often-conflicting reports leave the cause of the sinking unknown and mysterious, and DISASTERS AT SEA unravels these mysteries through a second set of key characters: the dedicated marine investigators whose job it was to separate fact from fiction, fill in the unknown, and identify cause and effect as they uncover the shocking chain of events, often with nothing more than tiny leads. The conclusions are dramatic, unexpected, and profound. Designed to pull viewers off the sidelines and immerse them in the action, archival footage is combined with carefully imagined and evocative dramatic re-enactments that provide an engaging mix of factual and modern storytelling. To achieve this, the series includes CGI and special effects, bringing to life the wide shots of the ship in rough waters, and recreations to dramatically convey the catastrophic events. Grounded in fact, each episode unfolds as a mystery, providing a suspenseful journey into the little known world of life at sea, and a tribute to the working men and women who sacrificed their lives for it all.

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