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On the brutal Bering Sea, in the depths of the Alaskan winter, a special breed of men and women head out in search of one of the most lucrative catches in the world.
The names of these boats and their captains have become legendary in the port of Dutch Harbor: Cornelia Marie, Northwestern, Time Bandit and the Wizard, Sig Hansen, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, Keith Colburn and the late great Phil Harris.
King crab is their quarry; its succulent meat heading for the finest dining rooms across the world. Each haul can make tens of thousands of dollars for the captain and crew, all that they have to contend with is the danger.
Statistically, Alaskan crab fishing is one of the most, if not the most, dangerous jobs in the world. There are 300 deaths per 100,000, which is 150% the rate for pilots and loggers – the two next most hazardous occupations. And that doesn’t include crippling injuries they can face working with heavy equipment and pots that can weigh up to a ton when full of crab.
Add numb hands because of the cold and numb minds because of the days at sea with little rest – the season only lasts between two and four weeks every year, so the boats have only this window to try and make their quota.
Strap on those sea legs and head out into the 50 foot waves in search of the Deadliest Catch.
Deadliest Catch | Man Down!...
Deadliest Catch | Man Down! Man Down!
SNEAK PEEK: A deckhand on the Wizard suffers a serious...
SNEAK PEEK: A deckhand on the Wizard suffers a serious injury while hauling in a crab pot.
Deadliest Catch | Starts...
Deadliest Catch | Starts Wednesday 24 July
The veteran captains of Deadliest Catch are back, and this...
The veteran captains of Deadliest Catch are back, and this season the crews are fighting through hell and back in search of King and Opilio crab. Starts Wednesday 24 July at 7:30pm (AEST/NZST).