Mighty Ships: Cristobal Colon (2010)
The world’s newest, biggest ocean dredger, Cristobal Colon is a true-blue mighty working ship. She’s 20% bigger than her closest competitor and can store 46,000 cubic meters of sand onboard. Brand new, untested, incredibly powerful and ultra high-tech, the industrial world watched closely as she tackled her first job – but is bigger really better? In January 2010 she sailed to Cuxhaven, Germany, to build a new super-port where the Elbe River meets the North Sea. Cristobal’s job is to dredge and deliver millions of cubic meters of sand from the sea floor to the construction site. Roads and breakwaters need to be built, docks and buildings erected, but none of it can start until Cristobal Colon creates the landmass itself. MIGHTY SHIPS is onsite to capture every muddy, dirty, messy move Cristobal and her crew makes as they transform a sleepy seaport into a super-port for the 21st century.