The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew discuss a struggling industry: shipping. Shippers are struggling from a huge oversupply problem, which drives down the prices that shippers can charge. Brendan looks at some of the big players in this space and reveals whether there are any companies in this space that he rates as a buy. Some possible candidates are Dryships, which is diversified better than pure dry bulkers through its Ocean Rig majority-owned subsidiary, as well as Navios Maritime and Diana Shipping, which carry less debt than most. Are any of these shippers a buy?

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