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Why Deadliest Catch’s Johnathan Hillstrand didn’t actually retire

At the end of Deadliest Catch season 13, Time Bandit captain Johnathan Hillstrand retired after 37 years of crab fishing. His boat isn’t one of those that will be featured on season 14—a remarkable change since the boat and its crew have been filmed for the show since its second season. But Johnathan Hillstrand has been actively crab fishing this season, captaining the Time Bandit for the opilio crab season. So what’s the reason for the discrepancy? Did the show make up his retirement as a storyline? Or did he come out of retirement? >click to read<08:49

Jury delivers for ‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber maimed by firework

A “Deadliest Catch” crabber maimed by a fireworks explosion aboard the fishing vessel Time Bandit has been awarded $1.35 million by a King County jury. Jan. 13, 2013, should have been a good day for David “Beaver” Zielinski, who was headed out to sea for another season aboard the Hillstrand brothers’ crab boat. Instead, Zielinski’s hand was badly injured when a Time Bandit-brand firework exploded in the launcher he was holding. The explosion that left Zielinski injured occurred as the “Deadliest Catch” crew was filming another Bering Sea snow crab season of the Discovery documentary series. Time Bandit captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have been heavily featured on the program, which is currently in its 13th season. Zielinski sued the Hillstrands’ companies two years ago in King County Superior Court. click here to read the story 09:20

‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber sues Time Bandit after maiming fireworks explosion

A crab fisherman featured on “Deadliest Catch” after his hand was shattered by an exploding firework has sued his former employers, claiming they’re to blame for his injury. David “Beaver” Zielinski was working as a deckhand aboard the Time Bandit in January 2013 when a mortar-style firework blew up in his hand. Bones in Zielinski’s right hand and forearm were shattered by the explosion. Filing a lawsuit on Tuesday in King County Superior Court at Seattle,,, Read the rest here 11:36

Maine fisherman Jonathan McDaniel of Gorham on ‘Deadliest Catch’s’ Time Bandit

Jon-and-Jon-2014-600x478Like many people, I am a fan of the show ‘Deadliest Catch’ the long-running Discovery Channel television show about crab fishing boats in Alaska. But just yesterday I found out that, as filming for Season 11 of the popular cable program has gotten under way, there is a Maine fisherman who is working as a deckhand on one of the featured boats. Video,  Read the rest here 16:08

New Power in the Heart of the Alaskan Beast: faithful Cummins diesel engines replaced with state-of-the-art version.

MarineLink.com – Fans of the popular Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch” thrill at the sight of the 113-foot, black-hulled Time Bandit’s bow rearing out of a cresting wave. Onboard men launch and recover 1000-pound crab pots while chilled Arctic seas wash over the working deck. In the wheelhouse, the crab boat’s skippers Andy or Jonathan Hillstrand monitor the deck crew and the boat’s electronic navigation equipment. continue reading