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What Do You Do if a Giant Ship Can't Stay Balanced in Water?

Short | 03:34

The Yasin Bey, a unique hybrid of a power plant and giant ship, is in trouble. It's heavily unbalanced because of a problem with its ballast system. The crew scramble to find a solution, ahead of its imminent launch.

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Part ship, part power plant, Yasin Bey is an all-important vessel to towns and cities in desperate need of an electrical boost. Follow her on her maiden voyage--a four-week trip from Istanbul to the power-strapped island of Ambon in Indonesia. For the next five years, Yasin Bey will remain secured offshore, promising reliable electricity for the people of the island, but not before a series of major hurdles threaten to short-out this mission before it even begins.

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