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‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Sig Hansen Is A Grandfather, Just Days After Walking Other Daughter Down Aisle!

Just over a year after suffering a near fatal heart attack and spending a lot of time in courts with a recent lawsuit from his only biological child, and a recent arrest related to some drunken behavior during an Uber ride, Deadliest Catch favorite, Sig Hansen, has now become a grandfather to a baby girl. But that is not all that Sig’s been up to lately! He also walked his other daughter and fellow Deadliest Catch star, Mandy Hansen, down the aisle when Mandy married Sig’s deckhand and Deadliest Catch star Clark Pederson. What are all of the details of Sig’s whirlwind two weeks? click here for photo’s, read the story  12:41

Matt Bradley Of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Shows That Recovery From Addiction Is Possible No Matter What

Although I’m in long term recovery and I work in the treatment industry, I still encounter people whose recovery amazes me. Matt Bradley is one of those people. Matt caught my attention when I saw him on an episode of Deadliest Catch. He’s a fisherman who has crewed with Northwestern for over a decade. What intrigued me wasn’t just the drama and action of the fishing crew, but Matt’s openness and honesty about his struggle with substance use. A long time drug user, Matt didn’t encounter the serious consequences that so many people face until he was in his 20s. Although he grew up with normalized drug use—-stealing joints and alcohol from the adults in his Section 8 housing development—-he didn’t really think he had a problem until he started using heroin. click here to read the story 15:40

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Nick McGlashan says he was ‘a full blown junkie’ addicted to heroin, meth

Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski’s longtime deck boss, Nick McGlashan, revealed he was a former drug addict during Tuesday’s episode of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch.” And now, McGlashan detailed his addiction to fans via an article he linked to on Twitter. He revealed his substance abuse was even worse than what “Deadliest Catch” showed. click here to read the story 16:10

The Deadliest Disease – A lifestyle of the Bering Sea Crabber is a dream for many, but a reality for few. Hard work and fast money make this a lucrative industry enviable for the hopeful masses. The ruthless, persistent, yet beautiful Mother Nature is our greatest adversary. She hits us with winds exceeding 60 miles per hour, bites us with temperatures that dip below -30 degrees, and relentlessly threatens us with waves taller than a three story building. With an injury rate over 90%, it’s one of the most dangerous working environments on the planet. It’s no wonder why there is only 350 people in the world who can claim this as a career. My life went from Bering Sea badass to full blown junkie very rapidly. Hidden from me was that passion I had for life. Taken from me was my ability to live. I was at war with my addiction and it was winning. click here to read the article by Nick McGlashan 16:17

Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Jake Harris arrested for car theft, drug possession

Ex-“Deadliest Catch” star Jake Harris is in a sea of trouble. The former reality star was arrested over the weekend after allegedly stealing a car and for drug possession, according to TMZ. Harris, 31, reportedly drove from Washington to Phoenix with an unidentified married woman, then took off with her car Friday morning, according to the gossip website. Phoenix police reportedly found Harris at a Circle K on Saturday with Xanax and crystal meth. Harris was charged with one count of theft, one count of dangerous drug possession and one count of prescription drug possession, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Link (It doesn’t even look like the same guy. Drug’s destroy everything good.)

‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Sig Hansen won’t face charges in alleged abuse

Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen won’t face criminal charges on claims that he sexually abused his toddler daughter nearly three decades ago, Snohomish County prosecutors said Tuesday after conducting a review of old case materials. “We have concluded that it’s outside our charging standards and we’re going to maintain our original decision not to charge Mr. Hansen,” Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Baldock said. Meantime, a civil lawsuit against Hansen brought by his estranged daughter, Melissa Eckstrom, remains on hold until the state Court of Appeals decides whether a King County judge’s ruling that would allow the civil case to go to trial is legally sound. Click here to read the story 11:42

‘Deadliest Catch’ Faces Its Own Extinction – The crabs are missing in the Bering Sea, and the series may soon have nothing to film.

If Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” is in trouble, it’s climate change – not ratings – that may hasten the show’s demise. Over the last year, temperatures rose about four degrees in the Bering Sea, which is 50 times the global average. As filming began for the 13th season of “Deadliest Catch,” which premieres Tuesday night, the show’s fishermen had to contend with a serious problem: With warming waters, the crabs have moved elsewhere. “The first thing that you need in order to film a show about crab fishing are the crabs,” said executive producer R. Decker Watson, Jr. “If the crabs don’t show up, then we’re all out of business.” The Alaska Department of Fish and Game sets an annual quota system on crab fishing, depending on a survey they take in the spring and summer. This past year, they found that half the crab was missing, and quotas were cut across the board.“We didn’t know if we were even going to be on the water long enough to film the 20 hours of ‘Deadliest Catch’ for the season,” Watson said. “It became a much more difficult fight for each skipper… It worries me for the future of the fishermen, they’re really having to fight to save their way of life. But it makes for great television.” Indeed, the fishermen’s struggle became a major part of the story this season. click here to read the story 20:03

Estranged daughter sues ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen, alleging she was molested as a child

The estranged daughter of celebrity Alaskan crab boat captain and cable TV star Sig Hansen claims her father sexually abused her as a toddler, while her parents were divorcing nearly three decades ago, according to interviews and court records. As a result of the alleged abuse, Melissa Eckstrom, now a 28-year-old family law attorney in Seattle, contends in a lawsuit that she battled depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and other trauma throughout her childhood. She also claims that she still harbors memories of her father’s abuse of her as a 2-year-old in 1990. “I have memories … of being in a room alone with my father and crying out in pain,” Eckstrom stated in a court declaration. Read the story here. (I ain’t buying it) 10:06

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 13: Tragedy, Drama, And Is It End For Two Captains?

Discovery has announced that the Deadliest Catch Season 13 will be returning on April 11. This is the final season for at least one captain, possibly two. Compound it with the emotional tragedy of the Destination and temperatures that are four degrees warmer than last year, means that keeping focused and finding the crab is tougher than before. Captain Sig Hansen appears to be back, but for how long? Captain Jonathan Hillstrand? It appears that the weather has become dramatically warmer, four degrees warmer than last season. It matters a great deal as any of the previous crab hotspots are now gone. The crab have moved to new, more comfortable locations, and the captains, who are under pressure to achieve quotas, need to use all of their skills and instincts to figure out where the crab are located. Read the story here 12:48

‘Deadliest Catch’ cast connection aims to assist fan Patty Valentines fundraiser raffle

patty-and-dad-739x840Like the beach glass she finds and turns into works of art, Portland resident Patty Valentine met the fishermen and sea captains of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and turned them into friends — and, with her father Meredith “Zeke” Valentine battling cancer, she can use all the friends she can get. Of course, it helps when friends are also television stars. The story of Patty, her friendship with these sea-faring folks, and how they came to help her and her father started five years ago, when Patty reached out to Josh Harris, captain of the vessel the Cornelia Marie. “His father, Phil Harris, passed away after suffering from a pulmonary embolism, which he then had complications from,” Patty said. “(Those complications) caused a massive stroke, leading to his death.” Read the story here 14:31

2 arrested in assault of ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Jake Harris

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles DodgersAuthorities in Washington state said Tuesday that two people accused of beating one of the stars of the TV series “Deadliest Catch” over the weekend were arrested. The Spokesman-Review reported that Amanda Ritter, 30, and Jorel Fultz, 29, were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of robbing Jake Harris. Everett police said they received a report of a male victim of assault Saturday after Harris had been found on the side of the road in Everett. Police spokesperson Aaron Snell said personal items were taken from Harris.  The TV personality reportedly told police that he and three others were in a car coming back from a casino when a man sitting behind him began to attack him. Read the story here 10:36

Jake Harris of ‘Deadliest Catch’ recovering after severe beating

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles DodgersJake Harris of television series “Deadliest Catch” is recovering in a hospital after a severe beating over the weekend. Jake Harris’ brother, Cornelia Marie Captain Josh Harris, shared details of his brother’s attack in two live videos on the official Facebook page for Deadliest Catch – F/V Cornelia Marie. Josh Harris said Jake was jumped late Saturday and was in an intensive care unit with a “cracked skull” and brain trauma. The victim’s brother said Jake was beaten and then thrown out of a moving vehicle onto the side of the freeway.  People in a car behind the suspects called 911 to get help. Josh said Jake had gotten a ride home from a couple who had been at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino near Marysville, but it was unclear if that’s where Jake had met the couple and where the actual beating took place. Video, read the rest here 13:26

Tara Marie: Reasons why the “Deadliest Catch” is fake

introThe Deadliest Catch is yet another reality show that focuses on the blue-collar world of an unassuming job, one that we all know, but none us know, you know? This time, it’s the high stakes life of a fishermen. It makes sense that The Deadliest Catch is fake — it’s about fishing, fishing is boring, ergo a non-boring fishing show cannot possibly exist — but there’s a lot more to it than that. Read on … How in the hell do you fake a storm, of all things? Even the X-Men can’t do that! Well, it’s really simple: you pay the government to borrow their weather-controlling device and then viola! insta-storm. Okay, no. See, what actually happened is, there was flooding in the show at one point, but flooding isn’t that exciting. You know what is exciting? A storm that is so bad, it’s threatening to capsize the boat! Oh no, they’re all going to die! How was it done? Simple,,, Read the rest here 12:20

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 13: Sig Hansen to do cameo appearance to help ratings of the show?

Season 13 of the reality series “Deadliest Catch” will be one of the toughest seasons yet. Rumors are swirling that FV Time Bandit is also out of the show and it forces Captain Sig Hansen to make cameo appearances to help in the ratings. Suddenly the real-life adventures of fishermen from Alaska have turned into a battle for survival for the show itself. Captain Josh Harris of the FV Cornelia Marie has decided to cut ties with the show as Discovery do not see his storyline generating interest. It is not clear though if indeed Captain Jonathan Hillstrand and the Time Bandit got cut from the show. But Captain Bill Wichrowski of FV Cape Caution told A V Club that if the show does not renew Hansen and the Time Bandit, the show loses a lot in viewership. Read the story here 15:44

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 13: Captains Bill Wichrowski and Keith Colburn’s life more appealing than Josh Harris?

3481703449_60cb6b6e9b_b-1Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” season 13 is already up for production and already a captain is not coming back. Rumors are swirling that the lives of Captains Wild Bill Wichrowski and Keith Colburn are more appealing than that of Josh Harris. “This a critical year, because a lot of those boats are up for contracts because they thought the show was only to run for 10 years, myself included,” Wichrowski said. “This is my contract year. I’m seriously trying to get Zack into the wheelhouse and that’s going to take a little time. So we’ll see what happens. Aside from Captain Wichrowski, another Captain is also adjusting to his life these days after his divorce. In Season 12, Captain Keith Colburn of F/V Wizard parted ways with his wife of 25 years and the coming season will test his stability in the wheelhouse. Read the story here 14:20

F/V Cornelia Marie will not be featured on “Deadliest Catch” Season 13

cornelia-marieFrom Josh Harris – Thank you to all for your patience. I had a family matter to attend to, so I have had to leave the boat to come home and take care of a few things. First and foremost, we want to thank everybody for all of your messages and wishes. The Cornelia Marie captains and crew really appreciate and are humbled by your outpouring of support. I am here today to set things straight in regards to the filming of Season 13 of Deadliest Catch. The Cornelia Marie and her crew are making their way out to the fishing grounds today. We do not have a camera crew aboard this king crab season. This was not our decision, and it was not made by the owners nor the captains of the Cornelia. This was not a dispute over money, this was simply a decision made by production Discovery. They have creative control over pretty much everything that airs on Deadliest Catch, and we respect that. We are fishermen and we will be doing what we love to do this king crab season, but we will be doing it alone. Video, Read the rest here 12:41

Interview: Nick Tokman, 28, Fisherman. “Deadliest Catch.’ Motivational Speaker.

13568902_591867287641583_9054006660143026613_oNick Tokman hails from Massachusetts, a state whose shoreline once teemed with whaling barks — the homes of men who, seeking fortune in whale oil during the 19th century, ventured to sea for years at a time, each hoping to capture their “lay” or percentage of a catch, while risking their lives in the black squalls of the North Atlantic, the high seas of the Indian Ocean, and the farthest reaches of the remote Pacific and Arctic whaling grounds. But Tokman isn’t from New Bedford or even Nantucket, where as a teenager he caddied to help pay his way through the prestigious MacDuffie School. He is instead from Springfield, nicknamed “The City of Firsts” — an appropriate place for a man of many beginnings.  After high school, the then-18-year-old headed to business school at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, where he learned to speak French while earning his degree and working as a suit salesman, janitor, and pizza delivery driver. It was while visiting his grandfather one summer that Tokman first saw the Emmy Award-winning “Deadliest Catch.”  Read the interesting interview here 16:22

Deadliest Catch Captains Making Mischief for charity at The Captain’s Whiskey Slam

CaseyAndJosh_TM-300x200In what may very well be the most chest-hair-growing partnership in modern memory, Fremont Mischief Distillery has teamed up with Deadliest Catch celebrity crab captains Sig Hansen and Casey McManus, as well as co-captain Josh Harris, to make whiskey for charity at The Captain’s Whiskey Slam. Fremont Mischief’s new rye whiskey, Storm Tossed Rye, is a special batch that has been barrel-aged aboard Sig Hansen’s Northwestern and Casey McManus’ and Josh Harris’ Cornelia Marie. The whiskey batch, aged on the two different boats, is going head-to-head in true Deadliest Catch competition style. The goal is to sell all of the Storm Tossed Ryewhiskey between the release date, August 20, and October 1 in order to donate $40,000 to Seattle’s Fisherman Memorial and Sea Scouts’ Propeller and Yankee Clipper educational vessel efforts. The vision for the event comes from Doug Dixon, manager of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, and Mike Sherlock, owner of Fremont Mischief Distillery and 29-year veteran of commercial fishing. Read the story here 20:34

Deadliest Catch Comes to Oregon

119394.564.01.197_20160725_111736Deadliest Catch has been a mainstay of the Discovery Channel for over ten years. It shows the working conditions of crabbers in the North Pacific who fish for king crab and snow crab out of ports like Dutch Harbor and St. Paul. Now the show is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Discovery Channel is now launching a spinoff titled Deadliest Catch – Dungeon Cove. It’s based in Newport, Oregon and it will follow the commercial dungeness crab fishery (even though there is no Dungeon Cove). There has been discussion in the past few years or so about just how deadly is the “Deadliest Catch,” and perhaps this debate was the reasoning behind this spinoff. The Northwest dungeness commercial- crab fishery, however, is still seeing high rates of injury and death compared to other fisheries in the United States. The Northwest coast is particularly rough, and dungeness crab are commercially fished in the winter (similar to Alaska commercial crab seasons) when the weather is at its worst. Read the story here 13:03

‘Deadliest Catch’ Contract Renewals For Captains Sig Hansen, Bill Wichrowski, Others Due This Year

four captainsContract renewals are coming up for Deadliest Catch Season 13. Several of the veteran captains who fans have come to know and adore are due to sign on for another season, but will any of them back out? On the Season 12 finale, Sig was told by the doctor in Anchorage that if he wants to prolong his life, he needs to make serious lifestyle changes. Work-related stress and smoking cigarettes were the reasons of his heart attack. As a commercial fisherman, stress is unavoidable. Will this culminate in Sig not renewing his contract for another season of Deadliest Catch. Capt. Bill Wichrowski was asked about his thoughts regarding the contract renewals in an interview this week. He says that not just anyone on the cast can keep the Discovery series afloat with the kind of ratings it’s seen. “Well, I don’t think just any group of guys can make this happen. Phil [Harris] was one of the original guys and we lost Phil and Phil’s still as much a part of the show as some of the guys on the show,” Read the rest here 18:48

This kid has Guts! Deadliest Catch Deckhand forced to slurp down raw COD INTESTINES

deadliest-catch-brandi-a-cod-intestinesIf there’s one thing that’s going to motivate you to work hard — it’s the threat of having to slurp down raw COD INTESTINES like spaghetti if you mess up. Unfortunately for the newest crew member of the Brenna A on tonight’s Deadliest Catch, when he misses the crab pots with a throw of the hook that’s exactly what he’s faced with. Captain Sean Dwyer enforces the punishment to make sure his crew stay motivated and the newbie ‘greenhorn’ had started off well, landing every throw at the rail. But when he finally misses he has to follow through with the gut-wrenching consequences. Bring out the “Bering Sea sushi” — a gruesomely long piece of raw cod intestines. Watch the video below as he struggles to stomach the fresh intestines without gagging. Click here!  13:45

It happens! ‘Deadliest Catch’ Skipper Sean Dwyer busted for gear infraction

Sean-Bio2“Deadliest Catch” star Captain Sean Dwyer is in trouble with the law. Alaska’s Fish and Game officials fined Dwyer for some issues with his crab-catching equipment. The rules states that crab pots must have an 18-inch flap to allow the crab to escape, should it find its way back into the ocean. Dwyer’s crab pot only had a 15-inch flap, which has reportedly been fixed. The reality star reportedly paid $1,500 in fines and is now on probation for two years. Dwyer is the youngest captain of the Brenna A ship at 24 years old. It’s his first season with the hit Discovery series that has been airing for 12 seasons. Read the rest here 17:56

Tonight on the “Deadliest Catch” – Big Wave Bends the Northwestern’s Bow

b1764dd28683520042b46271e028665966e17872.png.cfOpi season begins on tonight’s episode of Deadliest Catch which means Sig Hansen is back in the Northwestern’s wheelhouse. While he avoided the last storm, when brother Edgar was at the helm for Bairdi, the weather doesn’t let up. When a captain as seasoned as Sig says, “Whoa…” at the sight of a wave, you know it’s a big one. Our exclusive sneak peek shows a 35-foot rogue wave slamming into the boat, causing Sig to duck in the wheelhouse and, as Edgar later notices, buckling the steel of the bow like a tin can. “Gotta pay attention,” Sig says. “Gotta pay attention,” Watch the trailer, read the rest here 15:00

‘Deadliest Catch’ Drama of the Week: Is Captain Wild Bill Questioning His Son’s Manhood?

“Deadliest Catch” is bringing some surprises to the wheelhouse this season, with the many ups and downs of new–and seasoned–skippers. Last week, fans saw Captain Keith deciding to make a change in his life; tonight on Discovery Channel, will Captain Wild Bill ask some similarly life-altering questions? Wild Bill’s relationship with his son has always seemed strained. Wild Bill, of course, is an old-school fisherman, guiding the Cape Caution with all that his years of experience at sea have taught him. And, typically, that approach is much more direct and black-and-white than that of his son, Zack Larson, who grew up with today’s, let’s face it, more forgiving-of-failure attitude. Wild Bill’s expectations for his son are extremely high, but, time and time again, it just seems Zack disappoints. Read the rest here   14:09

Staging A Storm Scene! ‘Deadliest Catch’ Writer Caught In Blatant Fakery Scheme!

deadliest_catch_webOf course the Kardashians have shamelessly staged scenes for their “reality” show — The Hollywood Reporter accused the gritty Discovery channel hit, featuring seasoned fishermen including Sig Hansen and Josh Harris, of faking a terrible storm in the 4th season premier. On the 2008 episode, “mammoth waves smashed an Alaskan crab fishing boat called the Wizard, sending large swells crashing over its deck,” writer James Hibberd wrote. “Inside, alarmed crew members discover that their stateroom is flooding with incoming seawater.” Adding even more fuel to the fire, the site even discovered an alleged “outline” from the episode. Read the story here 21:18

Former “Deadliest Catch” cast member headed to court on child porn charges

jailed edgrenA local man once known for his role on the popular reality TV series Deadliest Catch series now faces some disturbing charges in Spokane County after he was caught with child pornography with girls as young as five years old. Paul Albert Edgren was a cast member for two seasons of Deadliest Catch, the Emmy award winning show on the Discovery Channel. He starred in six episodes between 2010 and 2011 as a deck hand on the Wizard, the crab ship captained by Keith Colburn. Die-hard fans of the show may remember Edgren left the crew to pursue a mountaineering career. He came back to Spokane and, according to court documents, three years later, a cyber tip from the Center For Missing And Exploited Children led detectives to his South Hill home. Read the story here 09:55

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Admits He’s Afraid Of The Ocean And Can’t Swim

deadliest-catch-6The Hyena’s at TMZ mock the Skipper – Would you believe one of the “Deadliest Catch” stars is actually “afraid” of the ocean and is unable to swim? Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern admitted to TMZ on camera that he’s the “last guy” who wants to go into the ocean. “I’m afraid of the ocean,” Sig said. “The last guy that wants to go in there is ME. I can’t swim.” That’s one for the ages. An ocean boat captain who can’t swim? You’d think there might be some kind of test for that you have to pass in order to be a certified captain. Apparently when you’re a fisherman it’s not a requirement. Video, read the rest here 17:29

Deadliest Catch Roundup – Season 12 – Various articles leading up to tonight’s Season Premier

‘Deadliest Catch’ Returns With A New Captain And A Life-Threatening Emergency At Sea Click here – ‘Deadliest Catch’ Sneak Peek: Meet the Newest Captain! Click here  A look inside the ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click for video Deadliest Catch’s Hansen says survival was a coin toss Click here Meet the youngest captain ever to appear on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click here  INTERVIEW: Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand readies for big storms on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click here 11:23

The Saga continues on ‘Deadliest Catch’ “It’s official: Elliott’s out, Jake’s in!

elliott-neese-new-2600Capt. Elliott Neese is officially off “Deadliest Catch” season 12 and Capt. Jake Anderson will take over the Saga. According to a tweet by Discovery, Neese won’t be on this season. The network wrote on Twitter Thursday: “It’s official: Elliott’s out, Jake’s in: 5 days til #DeadliestCatch”. In an interview Elliott gave recently, he said he wasn’t going to be on “Deadliest Catch” so he could focus on himself after his stint in rehab. Last year he battled serious alcohol and drug problems and it affected his work aboard the F/V Saga. He was seen throwing temper tantrums and taking his frustrations out on the crew. Video, Read the rest here 19:24

Deadliest Catch star Sig Hanson survives heart attack

sig-hansenjpg-06091e01f7800338Capt. Sig Hansen, the chain-smoking, coffee-chugging star of the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, has survived a brush with his mortality. Hansen’s daughter, Mandy Hansen, shared a photo on Instagram of her father in a hospital bed with a caption reading: “Capt survived the ‘widowmaker’ !! Beating a heart attack ain’t easy. Welcome back boss”. Hansen skippers the F/V Northwestern, which targets king and snow crabs on Alaska’s Bering Sea. Get well soon, Cap. Read the rest here  and another here 13:12

‘Deadliest Catch’ spinoff “Dungeon Cove” is coming to Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is spinning off its “Deadliest Catch” series, with a new series that explores the lives of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families in and around Newport, Oregon. “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” which the network says is a working title, is set in one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the Oregon coast, heading north to British Columbia an area that has earned the dubious distinction of being crowned Graveyard of the Pacific.  Read the article here 12:46