National Geographics “Salvage: Code Red”

Mike Schuler
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February 9, 2009


Here at gCaptain, we love a good television program that offers viewers an inside look into the realities of life in the maritme world.  We are hoping that National Geographics Monday premier of the 5 part series titled “Salvage: Code Red” won’t dissapoint.  Here is their description of the show:

In National Geographic Channel’s Salvage Code Red, salvors race against time to rescue stricken ships, their cargo and crew, and prevent environmental disaster. Divers venture with helmet cameras inside sunken vessels to capture gripping footage of abandoned behemoths. The five-part series takes viewers inside the bowels of a burning ship while intricate CGI illustrates the immense challenges, and some innovative solutions, in hauling and repairing a sinking vessel.

Now let’s take a look at the teaser:

Some more info:

In Firestorm, a multi-million dollar ferry becomes an inferno, burning uncontrollably for days until a salvage crew climbs onboard to battle lingering blazes, and savage seas tear apart a U.K. truck ferry. Two rookie salvage masters undergo a baptism by fire in Typhoon Showdown when a typhoon-battered Russian coal freighter forces the salvage team to abandon their divers overnight and a stranded Mexican ferry threatens a coastal reef. Heading back to the Russian freighter in Breaking Point, a salvage diver suffers a close call after becoming disoriented by violent wave surges while a storm wreaks havoc and causes substantial loses for a team salvaging a sunken freighter off the Strait of Gibraltar.

Like we mentioned, it is a 5 part mini-series that air’s this Monday, Feb. 9 at 9PM on the National Geographic Channel.  From reading the website, it seems like the series kicks off with a bang with back-to-back episodes titled Firestorm and Typhoon Showdown.

While we have not seen any footage besides what they have released on their website, we have high hopes that this will be a better program than some others we have seen recently, although I guess we will have to reserve judegement until Monday night.

For all information on Salvage: Code Red, including video’s photo’s and episode schedule, visit National Geographic HERE.

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