- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 3, 2007
Is this the impossible move? Explore the outer limits of relocation in this amazing look into the extremes of naval transportation.
- Engineers are put to the test relocating everything from 19th century churches to massive factories.
- The ultimate in heavy lifting.
- What would it take to transport the world's largest aircraft carrier?
If you're the type who can't leave anything behind, you may have to call in the MEGA MOVERS. Whether it's a 19th century church, a railroad bridge or an entire beach there's nothing our experts can't relocate. Of course, when it comes time to lift a structure from its foundations and head down the road (at a fraction of a mile an hour), every creak and groan can provide a vital clue, and a mistake of an inch could spell disaster.
The scenario: Nimitz-class supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan is attacked and left crippled at sea. Vulnerable, exposed to further aggression, worth billions of dollars and jammed with U.S. military secrets, the Reagan would be the most valuable sitting duck in history.
The challenge: How to quickly rescue and transport the largest aircraft carrier in the world to friendly waters?
The solution: Engineering theorists design and build the largest heavy-lift submersible vehicle in the world and MEGA MOVERS® is there every step of the way. This mind-boggling piece of equipment is the only thing on the planet up to the challenge.
Then in a more pressing undertaking, as war rages in the Middle East the U.S. Naval fleet is at increasing danger of being destroyed by enemy deep-sea mines. Orders are issued to move a 224-foot long, 1,300-ton minesweeper halfway around the world. MEGA MOVERS® is on the scene as an enormous heavy-lift ship deploys to move this life-saving war vessel.
You'll definitely test your sea legs with MEGA MOVERS: SHIPS MOVING SHIPS.