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‘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

Toledo Boat Yard keeps crankin’ ’em out…

From Port of Toledo: Fishing Vessel Redeemer recently had a lot of work done on her at the Toledo Boat Yard – worked that was capped off with the traditional “re-Christening” of the vessel with a bottle of bubbly. The Port of Toledo’s crew celebrated with the F/V Redeemer’s owner, crew, family, and friends as the newly rebuilt vessel was launched. The boat is owned by Gary Ripka and recently featured in the Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The Redeemer fishes black cod, tuna, crab, and is set up to bottom fish. Video, click here to read the story 19:09

Season Finale – ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’ 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel

Tonight marks the season finale of Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” airing at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. After weeks battling the Pacific Ocean, Oregon’s crab fleet nears the finish line, but crossing won’t be easy. With lethal waves blocking his path, Captain Mikey Retherford Jr faces a deadly bar crossing into port, with his son on board.Captain Sehlbach and the F/V Galway Bay crew aren’t the only ones facing a difficult path to the finish line in the finale though. Tuesday’s season ender will find Captain Miket Rutherford Jr facing a deadly bar crossing into port while his is on board! It’s a must-see finale that promises to have fans on the edge of their seats and one that no fan will want to miss. Video here  and here 17:43

Inside One of the World’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Up to 10 inches wide -– some weighing almost 3 pounds — with 10 legs and of course, claws that can break a finger — Dungeness crab fishing is not for the faint of heart. Add to that the unforgiving weather and potentially tumultuous relationships on board the boats, the situation can become dangerous and deadly at times. No one knows that better than Captain Gary ‘the Ripper’ Ripka and his son Kenny, who own and operate two commercial fishing boats in Newport, Oregon, the Dungeness Crab Capital of the World. “It’s a pretty high-risk job, the most dangerous job in the world,” Gary Ripka told ABC News’ Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on a recent episode of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis. Video, read the rest here 16:07

Real Reality – Men in the water on Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove

dungeon-cove-cg-alertLast nights showing of Dungeon Cove brought reality to the forefront of the viewing public when they interjected the tragedy of the fishing vessel Eagle III into the program. The Coast Guard put an alert out over the radio advising of three men in the water and they ask all mariners to keep an eye out for them and report any sightings. We posted some of the heartbreaking articles here, and the comments made by many were of shock, sadness, and despair as fishermen and friends reacted. Of course, there was also generosity through fundraisers to bring aid for those left behind and prayers. Lots of prayers. It’s what we do. This reality show is as close to it as it comes, and the emotion of the people America is watching is on display, uninhibited. This is the link to the articles we posted, and this link takes you to an article with a short video trailer. The Coast Guard alert is hair raising like it always is. Reality. 20:46

Viewers react to Oregon-set ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’: ‘Two thumbs up and a raised beer’

fv-lady-law-dungeon-coveThe “Deadliest Catch” spinoff, “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” premiered Tuesday night on the Discovery Channel, with footage of Dungeness crab captains and crews sailing out of Newport, and gorgeous images of the Oregon Coast, the Yaquina Bay Bridge and the Newport area. What did viewers think of this Oregon-set show about crab fishermen? Reactions on Twitter last night ranged from enthusiastic to a bit skeptical. I’ve already shared my initial impressions of the first episode. On the plus side, it has the interesting real-life subject of Oregon Coast fishing life. But I’m a bit worried that the show will focus too much on hyped-up drama. But it’s early yet, so we’ll have more opportunities to see how “Dungeon Cove” develops. For now, here’s a look at what viewers were saying on Twitter last night about the first episode of “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove”: Read the rest here, and view a bunch of images! 19:12

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

The spinoff: ‘Deadliest Catch’ – Dungeon Cove ’the crab fishermen of Newport, Oregon

deadliestcatchdungeoncovefbDeadliest Catch has taken us to the Bering Sea for 12 seasons and counting. But the spinoff, premiering Sept. 13, will take us to a location even more treacherous. Deadliest Catch: Dungeon’s Cove follows Dungeness crab fishermen who call Newport, Oregon — and its dangerous sandbars and currents — home. Their fishing grounds are part of the “Graveyard of the Pacific,“ which stretches from Oregon to British Columbia and is considered the deadliest commercial fishery in the world with thousands of vessels and lives lost. Watch the trailer here 13:01