‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’ fisherman sued for alleged negligence

A former seaman has sued a Newport fisherman who starred in Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” show, alleging that the man was negligent and caused severe injury. Gary Ripka, nicknamed “The Ripper,” owns two boats, and has been fishing Dungeness crab for 37 years, he said. He appeared in the first episode of “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” in September 2016. Nolan Dean, 25, filed a suit in federal court against Ripka on Dec. 6. Dean claims his arm was broken because Ripka was negligent and his ship wasn’t seaworthy. click here to read the story 22:31

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