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National Geographic Channel

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For one of the most treacherous jobs in the world, it takes a special kind of person to become a salvage expert. Whether a rookie or an old hand, they must be brave, tenacious, have great technical skill and be committed to saving crews and cargo from meeting a premature and watery end.

Diving into the world of maritime emergency response, the second series is full of action and adventure on the high seas and follows teams from some of the world's biggest salvage companies as they try to keep the oceans clear of stricken ships.

Check listings for our Salvage Code Red Special: Gulf Oil Disaster and get the inside story of what really happened in the first 36 hours of one of America's biggest environmental disaster.  See unseen footage shot as salvage crews battled to get close to the burning rig and hear harrowing interviews following the realisation that time had run out for missing crew members.

In other adrenalin packed episodes witness incredible footage of terrifying storms and underwater salvage missions, experience the daily dangers faced by the heroic salvage crews. Hearing from the men themselves as they explain how they try to beat Mother Nature every time an emergency call is made, go global from Taiwan to Connecticut, the Azores to Cape Town and witness how a potential maritime disaster can strike anywhere at any time.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Salvage Code Red: Typhoon Alley
    After an oil tanker is threatened by one of the worst typhoons in Taiwan's history, the salvage team fight to avert an environmental catastrophe.
  • Salvage Code Red: Disaster Zone
    A chemical tanker caught up in the devastating Typhoon Marakot drifts towards a million-dollar aquarium. Can the team prevent a disaster?
  • Salvage Code Red: Toxic Threat
    As violent storms gather, a gigantic bulk-carrier runs aground off Cape Town, leaving the team with little time to save its hazardous cargo.
  • Salvage Code Red: Coastal Crisis
    With the typhoon over, salvors attempt to refloat stricken tanker the Colombo Queen. Meanwhile, another storm threatens shipping in the Gulf.
  • Salvage Code Red: Oil Jockeys
    Follow the vital work of one of the world's largest salvage companies, as they strive to rescue stricken ships left at the mercy of the ocean.
  • Salvage Code Red: Azores
    Follow the vital work of one of the world's largest salvage companies, as they strive to rescue stricken ships left at the mercy of the ocean.
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    Gulf Oil Disaster

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