Ahead of the show's Season 14 premiere, the captains share their happiest moments — and why they think fans keep coming back for more.
Ahead of Tuesday's return (which is also the series' 200th episode), the captains open up about the battle we'll see with the always brutal Bering Sea weather, the emotional weight of a man going overboard, and why some of them can't bear to watch the show.
The new season of Discovery's Emmy-winning reality show, premiering April 10, brings fierce competition, injuries, an engine failure, and Coast Guard rescues.
On "Deadliest Catch" Sig Hansen decided to leave the opilio crab season early after his close friend was lost at sea. He appointed his little brother, Edgar Hansen, captain in his place.
When Sig Hansen learned of the lost crew, he was visibly upset. Hansen said,“I freaked out. I just lost one of my best friends.”
The captain had just dropped anchor off the island of St. Paul when he started having stabbing pains on the left side of his rib cage.
When the Saga was forced into port for repairs, the crew had lots of work to do, but two of the deckhands decided to sneak off and hit the bars instead…
Deadliest Catch fans have seen the Bering Sea crab-fishing fleet go through a lot over the years, as Capt. Sig Hansen’s 90-second summary above can attest. According to Discovery’s release, with the new season’s details, temperatures in the Bering Sea have risen around 4 degrees in the last year — 50 times the global average. “The fleet is going to need to go further and deeper,” Hansen says.
In “The Widowmaker: Part 1” episode of 'Deadliest Catch,' he was doing a wrap-up interview of the crabbing season when he started having tightness in his chest and a cramp in his left arm.
The captains sat down with Yahoo TV for a Facebook Live chat that covered their Bairdi arrangement, Sig's UFO sighting, and Sean's crew passing out after two hours of drinking.