Parents' Guide to

Shipwreck Men

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Marine salvage-biz series has lots of salty vocab.

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They may call themselves "modern-day pirates," but what Shipwreck Men really are is marine towing and salvage business owners. The series offers details about how folks in the industry get the jobs, what defines their payouts, and the dangers associated with the work. What adds drama to the show is the cutthroat competition between the men, which they justify as being the result of a weak economy and long-standing family pride.

Some of the tough-talking cast may not appeal to some, but in-between the rough conversations there are some surprisingly heartwarming discussions about the personal satisfaction this work provides, thanks to their desire to work with family and their love of the seas. Overall, folks who find watching people doing jobs that are slightly out of the ordinary will probably find it interesting.

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