‘Disasters At Sea’ Preview Sunday On Smithsonian Channel

THE ICE SHIP

Premieres Sunday, February 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A February 2007 adventure cruise ends in disaster when MV Explorer sinks in Antarctica, stranding 144 passengers and crew in inflatable rafts to face the sub-arctic temperatures of the South Pole. With the ship at the bottom of the ocean, investigators must turn to a surprising source for evidence about what went wrong – the photos and videos taken by the passengers who survived the ordeal.

SHIPWRECKED IN ALASKA

Premieres Sunday, February 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Deadly flooding sinks the Alaska Ranger in March 2008, forcing the crew to abandon ship into the frigid waters off the coast of Alaska. Their retrieval marks the largest cold water rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. Without the ship’s remains to look into, investigators have little to go on until a visit to the sister ship of The Ranger reveals a shocking secret that’s putting other lives at risk.

TORN APART

Premieres Sunday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

When a violent crack tears the MSC Napoli apart in January 2017, the crew is left stranded in the English Channel. Rescuers’ first priority is retrieving the crew and moving the ship away from busy shipping lanes. But as the investigators dig into the cause of the wreck, they discover an alarming design flaw.

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