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The Harbour, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Aberdeen Harbour on the north east coast of Scotland, is one of Britain's oldest businesses and one of Europe's most modern ports. It is the heartbeat of the offshore oil and gas industry. Every year, more than eight thousand boats pass through the harbour waters, helped by the hidden world of the men and women who keep it running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is
their story.

In this first programme of the series, the Harbour's best known barmaid, Val Morrison of the Crown & Anchor, is getting ready for a Halloween party in the pub.

We meet the Harbour boatmen, a small close knit team of men who between them must ensure every boat is safely docked.

And we're aboard the massive Bibby Sapphire as she heads out to sea, where saturation diver Terry Dearlove faces a tricky pipeline installation. When you're working 185 metres beneath the waves and living in a tiny pressurised chamber, it's the little things that mean a lot.

Last on

Sun 28 Oct 2012 17:35 BBC One Scotland only

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Harry Bell


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