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Sig Hansen Opens Up About Deadliest Catch

The longtime boss of the F/V Northwestern still characterizes the crab season depicted in the epic 17th season of the Discovery Channel hit “Deadliest Catch” as the most calamitous one he’s ever endured. Aside from the thorny Coronavirus protocols that challenged any television production in 2020 and 2021, the crabbing crews faced another seemingly insurmountable obstacle that had nothing to do with making a TV show. For the first time ever, the captains and their crews were fishing blind,,, Hansen chats about it all, from the most grueling “Deadliest Catch” season ever, >click to read< 17:16

Is ‘Deadliest Catch’ Scripted? “Wild” Bill Wichrowski on Filming Season 17 During Coronavirus. (Tough to script!)

The series captures dramatic events that seem like a scene from a Hollywood film and the disproportionate flare-ups in the interpersonal relationships between the crew members. Naturally, it has got the viewers questioning whether all that we see in the series is real or not. The Emmy-nominated show has often been praised for its realism. Unfortunately, a couple of the cast members also revealed that the drama among the fishers is scripted. >click to read< Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski on Filming ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 17 During COVID – While crab fishing in Alaska is already an  ultra-risky venture, the stakes are even higher on Season 17 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Season 17 will truly be unlike any other because it was filmed entirely during the pandemic. There were multiple COVID outbreaks at major crab processing plants, Nobody was allowed off the boat or even on the deck while the crab was being taken off the boat. Video, >click to read< 14:50

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Hospitalized

Captain Keith Colburn has been hospitalized with Coronavirus. Colburn announced in a video posted from his hospital room that he’d had the virus for at least 20 days. He maintains he went 10 days without needing any medication while he self-quarantined, but he still wound up needing to seek medical attention. While the virus has worked its way out of Colburn’s system, he claims he’s still dealing with its after-effects. He’s now battling a case of pneumonia as a result of his coronavirus diagnosis that’s left him in the hospital for the last eight days. Andy Hillstrand was another cast member to contract the virus,  Video, >click to read< 17:44

Deadliest Catch: Capt. Keith Colburn Talks Loss, Rifts, And Nearly Losing F/V Wizard

Captain Keith gave us a shockingly honest reveal of his mindset of the fleets’ captains, and also spills about the recent trashing of the Wizard that nearly killed his brother Monte. And as for Captain Keith Colburn of F/V Wizard, he will still be competing with his fellow Dutch Harbor crabbers, some of them friends, others not so much. In season 17, Discovery says that “half the crab boats of the Bering Sea fleet are tied up in Seattle” while “an existential threat faces the fishermen who make the long-haul trip to Dutch Harbor, Alaska,” because they face “a potential closure of the entire fishery” for the 2021 season. The crab survey conducted during the summer by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game didn’t happen because of Coronavirus,,, >click to read< 10:50

Deadliest Catch: The Crab Industry Is Struggling – Will Mandy take over F/V Northwestern if Sig retires?

“Deadliest Catch” has been hinting this could possibly be the very last King Crab season. Episode 1 already shows the captains joining forces to find and catch crab since they endured many obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic. This could be the final straw for Sig. He comes from a long line of fishermen and started fishing at age 14. Sig is 54 years old. While he’s not technically considered old, he does have a slew of health issues. He’s had two heart attacks, yet fans can still see him smoking cigarettes in various “Deadliest Catch” ads. >click to read< 10:09

Deadliest Catch: Hillstrand coming out of retirement. Sig says, “what we need are legends” for the industry to survive

Season 17 – We know that the pandemic has taken a major hit on the fishing industry. But the virus hasn’t been the only factor that destroyed crab fishing quotas, the crew also struggles with illegal fishing from the Russians. Johnathan Hillstrand not only knows how to retain fishing quotas but can keep the crab population sustainable, something that illegal fishermen don’t prioritize. As far as the pandemic is concerned, Northwestern Captain Sig Hansen knows that he needs the best in order to save the crab fishing industry. This is where Johnathan Hillstrand comes in. Sig says, “what we need are legends” in order for the crab fishing industry to survive. >click to read< 08:42

SAFETY: A gradual culture change has been taking place across much of the fishing industry

As one of the world’s leading insurers of fishing vessels, Sunderland Marine keeps a close eye on the fishing industry’s evolution and has encouraged increasing safety awareness. Sunderland Marine has taken the initiative where it has seen that improvements can be made,,, This is not just in the UK, but also through initiatives in Australia and New Zealand, both of which have also seen a safety culture developing in the right direction In the US, Sunderland Marine has also been instrumental in making available independent safety drills for crews working on East Coast draggers and scallopers. In addition, the offshore crab fishery that’s familiar to anyone who has seen the Deadliest Catch on TV has seen positive changes. photos, >click to read< 17:32

Autopsy Report: Deadliest Catch’s Nick McGlashan ‘overdosed from a toxic mix of meth, cocaine and fentanyl’

Part of the report, filed by Investigator Krista Hammonds for Nashville’s Center for Forensic Medicine, says “this 33 year old male was found unresponsive in the bathroom of his hotel room,” adding “the decedent had a known history of illicit drug abuse.”,, In a final Tweet on December 10 he posted about his “trauma” saying: “Trauma be making me fall asleep randomly. It also wakes me up randomly. Navigate carefully”. Nick started his sea career by crabbing at the age of 13 and quickly rose up the ranks as a fisherman. photos, >click to read< 12:27

The Biggest Hauls Ever Made on Deadliest Catch

When most people think of fishing, they immediately envision a serene and relaxing activity,,, However, that image changed for a lot of people in 2005 when Deadliest Catch debuted on the Discovery Channel. The series follows crab fisherman as they venture out into the ocean in search of Alaskan king crab and snow crab. The fishermen often have to brave harsh weather and intense storms and the job can quite literally turn deadly in just a matter of seconds. At the same time, however, the reward that comes with huge hauls makes many people feel like the job is worth it. So, just how big can these hauls be? >click to read<13:50

In Loving Memory: Nick McGlashan, By the McGlashan Family

Bruce “Nick” McGlashan was born in Anchorage on Aug.1, 1987. He was the second child to Bruce Lanford and June McGlashan. Nick was baptized at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension in Unalaska two weeks later by the late Father Ishmael Gromoff. Nick would serve with Father Ishmael as an altar boy. He grew up in Akutan, AK.,, Nick McGlashan loved his family, friends and fans. He passed away on Dec. 27, 2020. This handsome, bright, and caring young man was taken from all of us, much too soon. He was very outspoken about his struggle with addiction in recent years and became a mentor for those going through similar battles. >click to read< 08:34

Deadliest Catch deckhand Mahlon Reyes’ cause of death has been reported as acute cocaine intoxication

Deadliest Catch star Mahlon Reyes sadly died at the age of 38 following a drug overdose, it’s been reported. The television personality – known for being a deckhand on one of the crab fishing boats – died in July 2020 after reportedly suffering from a heart attack. According to TMZ, Reyes’ cause of death has since been linked to acute cocaine intoxication. Flathead County Sheriff and Coroner, Brian Heino, also reportedly told the publication that Mahlon’s death has been ruled as accidental. Confirmation of Mahlon Reyes’ cause of death comes just one week after co-star Nick McGlashan was found dead at the age of 33.  >click to read< 10:25

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. By Nick Mcglashan >click to read<

A Guide to the Wild Amount of Drama That Has Rocked “Deadliest Catch” since 2005

Since Deadliest Catch premiered in 2005, arrests, addiction and untimely deaths have left their mark on the long-running reality show about the dangerous business of deep-sea crab fishing. But perhaps because of the very nature of the job at hand, the drama over 16 seasons hasn’t been  confined to the adventures unfolding at sea. The crew of the F/V Summer Bay now has to say goodbye to deck boss Nick McGlashan,,, His death comes barely four months after Mahlon Reyes, a 38-year-old deckhand on the Seabrook,,, As far as tragedy goes, Deadliest Catch already seemed to hit bottom just five years in when Phil Harris,,, photos, >click to read< 09:40

U.S. Coast Guard Works to Make BSAI Crab Fishery Catch Less Deadly in 2021

Within the commercial crab fishing fleet of Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) sail some of the most widely admired and respected fishermen on earth. The BSAI crab fishery was widely considered the most hazardous U.S. commercial fishery in the 1990s after 73 fishing-related fatalities.,, laws did not address the problem of overloading vessels with crab pots, a major cause of vessel disasters and deaths. This gap in safety regulations was partially corrected by the Coast Guard in 1999 with the introduction of a dockside stability and safety compliance check program.,, Recent tragedies in these fisheries have shed light on just how important stability checks are for the fishing fleet. F/V Destination and F/V Scandies Rose sank in February 2017, and New Year’s Eve 2019, respectively, claiming the lives of 11 fishermen. >click to read< 22:50

Corey Arnold’s best shot: a horse and a cat go fishing for crab

Everyone looks forward to Halloween. You get a bunch of crabbers in a bar and it gets pretty crazy. I’d bought this horse-head costume in advance and, as we were cruising in to Dutch Harbor, my friend Matthew and I were trying out costumes. I took some pictures of him wearing the mask, then my cat came walking by and Matthew grabbed her. Kitty was seven months old. The captain had cats on the boat and I had decided to get one myself. I had gone to the pound looking for one with a mellow temperament, because I knew that, what with all the pots banging around and storms at sea, I didn’t want a pet who would be scared and hiding all the time. Corey Arnold, >click to read< 19:48

Coronavirus Quarantine Period Shapes Unique Season For Deadliest Catch Fishermen

Today marks the opener for the 2020 red king crab fishing season. The beginning of the king crab season is always a busy time in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor,,, Despite the influx of fishermen and television crews, this season was a little quieter than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic and local mitigation protocol that required most fishermen to quarantine for two weeks.  Blake Smithmeyer, the greenhorn on the Summer Bay,, Smithmeyer said he was working as a chef at a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington, before his friend, Landon Cheney, the engineer on the Summer Bay, received the call that ended up bringing Smithmeyer to Dutch Harbor. >click to read< 07:52

Reality TV and Real Work in the Fishing Industry

Fishing may be the world’s second oldest profession, but the industry is about as visible as a quiet cousin at a family reunion. Unassuming, keeping to itself, it is largely ignored in talk about work and the economy.  All of which belies its oddly large footprint in reality TV. Some of these “fishing industry” shows look at huge, highly capitalized and often nationalized factory fishing fleets.  But most usually focus on much smaller, community and family-based single-owner boat crews that are part of a local fleet. >click to read< 08:09

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 17: F/V Time Bandit Is Back Fishing, Will The Hillstrands Return?

Deadliest Catch fans who have missed the F/V Time Bandit may feel some happy anticipation. The Hillstrand’s famed crab fishing boat is in Dutch Harbor. And, it looks like it is getting ready to go out fishing. Does this mean that the F/V Time Bandit is going to return to the Discovery show? This is what we know now. The F/V Time Bandit is out of retirement. According to Neal Hillstrand’s new wife Sugayle Geissler, the F/V Time Bandit was in Homer, Alaska. No one is saying anything. But, it is clear that the family is quite excited. Everyone is posting photos of the famed boat and sharing them on social media. This is leading to a lot of speculation and fanfare. >click to read< 16:28

‘Deadliest Catch’: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Show

For 16 seasons, viewers have loved watching crab fishermen in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan fishing season. The Mike Rowe narrated show is now Emmy Award winning and has helped shed light on how commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Here are some things you might not know about the popular show. 1, How much do they actually make during crab season? (the first video features Captains Gary and Kenny Ripka). 3, Even though cameras are rolling, no one is actually safe onboard! When they say reality show…they mean reality. Captain Sig Hansen has claimed that the crew put their lives on the line every day, and that includes the cameramen. At one point, he had to save a cameraman’s life when a crane holding 900 lbs of crab almost knocked him off the boat. The crewmembers are a bunch of badasses, living on the water for three to five-week stretches right alongside the fishermen. It’s a dangerous job, but someone has to film it. >Videos, click to read< 16:43

Deadliest Catch Fisherman Mahlon Reyes, Dead at 38

Mahlon Reyes, who was best known for starring in Deadliest Catch has died at the age of 38 after suffering a heart attack. The deckhand’s family have confirmed the news while sharing their “shock” over his tragic death. The sad news has been confirmed by Mahlon’s wife, who said his loved ones are “completely shocked” that he suffered a “massive heart attack”, as he had no existing health conditions his family knew of. His other half confirmed he died in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana after his heart attack last Saturday morning. Mahlon initially survived the heart attack after being rushed to hospital. >click to read< 14:23

The Things That Didn’t Make It To The Screen On Deadliest Catch – Other Fishermen Have Suffered As A Result Of The Show’s Success

Much of what fans see on screen is true to life, with a bit of Hollywood’s embellishment for dramatic effect, of course. But while fans witness everything the crew does, much of what’s captured on camera, hundreds and hundreds of hours of footage, doesn’t even make it past the cutting room floor. Furthermore, while fans see how the fishing season affects the crew, they don’t see how it affects the town or other local fishermen. While Discovery has been praised for the award-winning show, there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes that have never made it to the screen. Deadliest Catch speaks to the lives and risks the Bering Sea crews take every year, and while truly crazy things are captured on camera, not everything is revealed to the world. >click to read< 09:15

Remembering Dad: Josh Harris on how he’ll honor the late Captain Phil Harris on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is making out to be special for “Deadliest Catch” star, Captain Josh Harris.  The seafarer, 37, said he’ll be taking the day to remember his “old man” – the legendary late fishing boat captain Phil Harris, who died in 2010 at age 53 – in a special way. “I still have his favorite car that he ever owned. That [Corvette] Z06 – a red Z06,” Harris told Fox News on June 10. “I mean, he actually wanted to be buried in this thing. “For the first part of the day, I’ll go cruising,,, “And I’ll be blaring some old-school tunes – like some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd or something he loved >click to read< with a bunch of links! Happy Fathers Day! 19:06

Skipper of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Boat Describes Daring 2019 Coast Guard Rescue

After the Scandies Rose, a fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, went down Dec. 31, 2019, in the Bering Sea in 50-plus mile per hour winds, 20-foot waves and freezing spray, the U.S. Coast Guard searched five hours for the ship’s life raft, ultimately rescuing two of the seven crew members. An upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel reality show “Deadliest Catch” will feature new footage of the Coast Guard’s rapid response to the life-or-death emergency. According to survivors of the Scandies Rose, only about 10 minutes passed between being roused from sleep and having to hit the chilly water. >click to read< , these are the posts we entered, regarding the tragedy, >click to read< 10:48

It’s Russia vs. USA For Bering Sea Crabbing Bragging Rights

It’s a rivalry that never dies – from the Cold War to Olympic hockey games to accusations of presidential election interference. Russia vs. the United States is a part of both nations’ pulse – for better or worse. The feud has spilled into the Bering Sea’s lucrative crab fishery in this season’s ongoing Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, which continues with new episodes into this month with an intriguing new storyline. The twist: Russia has cracked down on the country’s trend of illegal fishing and revamping its crab quota, which would dramatically drive up the market price for prized king crab. >click to read< 14:44

Interview: “Deadliest Catch” Captain Keith Colburn

As the phenomenally popular and enduring reality TV series, Deadliest Catch, enters its 16th season on the Discovery Channel, one of the most colorful and hard-driving skippers, Captain Keith Colburn, owner of the F/V Wizard, took some time out to share with Boating readers his thoughts on boats, safety, crew morale and more. Colburn’s Alaskan fishing career spans 35 years, and unlike many skippers, he is a first-generation fisherman, starting from scratch as a greenhorn at age 22 in 1985. By 1992 he had worked his way up to captain and purchased the 152-foot Wizard in 2005. interview, photo’s, >click to read< 09:56

What it’s really like to join the ‘Deadliest Catch’ crew at sea for a day

“Bait!” Capt. Sig Hansen’s voice booms at me from the wheelhouse of his crab fishing boat, the Northwestern,,I’ve joined his five-person crew for a day as the ship’s newbie, or “greenhorn,” to help set gear. It feels just like I’m on the unscripted Discovery hit Deadliest Catch…except I’m not on camera. My assignment: hooking bait bags inside the 875-pound steel-framed crab pots that are dropped one at a time into the churning sea. I climb awkwardly into the 8-foot-tall, 7-foot-wide pot that sits perched on the boat railing, secured by a cable. As I try to attach the bag, my two layers of gloves cause me to fumble, although another reason might be hearing Sig shout, “Turn and burn!” and “Time is money! by Kate Hahn >click to read< 13:51

Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member to speak to East Juniata High School students

Nick “Sunshine” Tokman, who was a four-year cast member on the Discovery Channel TV series “Deadliest Catch,” will speak to East Juniata High School students on March 23. Tokman will discuss the struggles he went through trying to land a commercial fishing job in Alaska, including homelessness, as well as why he left the show and a six-figure job offer–to pursue his calling as a youth speaker. His objective is to build self-worth in students so they focus on who they are and their life goals. >click to read< Visit https://nicktokman.com/12:06

20 Strange But True Things About Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch is one of the most popular shows on reality television right now. The premise for this catchy hit seems pretty straight forward. Groups of the toughest men and women travel north to brave the freezing waters of the Bering Sea in order to bring home hauls of king crab, queen crab, and snow crab. Check out these twenty strange but true facts that we could not have guessed take place on our favorite fishing reality show, Deadliest Catch. Photos, >click to read<  14:33

A Guide to the Surplus of Drama That Has Sprung From Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch has won 16 Emmys, including two for Best Unstructured Reality Program (a rare assignation if there ever was one), spawned books and video games, and remains a must-watch for millions after 14 years on Discovery Channel. But perhaps because of the very nature of the job at hand, the drama over 15 seasons hasn’t been confined to the adventures unfolding at sea. Photo’s, >click to read<  18:04

Acclaimed cinematographer in critical condition after motorcycle crash

Doug Stanley, a father of three and Emmy-award-winning cinematographer, is in critical condition after he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle Sept. 9 in Auburn. Son Jett, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was knocked unconscious and suffered a hairline fracture in his foot. While Stanley is best known for his work on “Deadliest Catch,” the Auburn resident is also a pillar of the community donating his time to help salmon restoration in the American River and speaking at local events. >click to read<  12:07

Doug Stanley: Father of 3 in Critical Condition>click to donate if you can!<

What happened to the Time Bandit on Deadliest Catch? Here’s why the boat isn’t on the show anymore

Fans of Deadliest Catch have noticed that one mainstay vessel is MIA. The F/V Time Bandit is a 113-foot houseboat owned by the Hillstrand brothers, who were lucky enough to have it designed by their own father. The ship had been part of the series since Season 2 on Discovery. But tides have turned and the ship was listed for sale with Dock Street Brokers in the spring of 2019 for $2,888,888 million. Since then, the ship got a paint job and the price has dropped a bit. Why is the boat for sale? >click to read<  11:04