The cameramen arrive to document the most dangerous job on earth, but captains, crews and the Bering Sea have other plans. Along with the full fleet, you'll meet the men and women who risk it all to bring this 10-time EMMY award winning show to you.
For the first time ever the captains and crews come clean about one of the most brutal seasons in Deadliest Catch history. It's all of the best events from last season and the shocking new revelations from the brave men who survived it all.
While the rest of the fleet have their doubts about a woman's place on a crab boat, the Northwestern crew must train their new recruit; Sig's 18-year-old daughter, Mandy Hansen.
In Dutch, Sig welcomes their newest greenhorn: his daughter. After four generations of Hansen fishermen, the next in line is a woman. In high seas, a major hydraulic leak on the Time Bandit primes the engine room to blow.
Blood is spilled on the Cape Caution, when a brutal storm rips across the Bering Sea. Rookie boat owner, Josh Harris swallows his pride. Captain Sig fights to keep the Northwestern from going up in flames and captain Keith battles boat-sinking ice.
Opilio season kicks off with the return of the fabled Cornelia Marie. After a 3-year struggle Josh Harris bought back the boat that helped make his old man a legend. 18-year-old Mandy Hansen arrives to convince her father Sig to take her fishing.
One captain faces what might spell the end of a storied career while another struggles to check into rehab. Problems on land pale in comparison to those on the Bering Sea where the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard lose one of their own.
With one captain in the hospital and another on a bender, fishing has come to a halt on two boats. Out at sea an alleged felon is trapped, a boat goes dark, and on the Time Bandit...well Captain Johnathan Hillstrand just wants to be young again.
As crews prepare to head to the Bairdi grounds, a mayday call from a sinking ship prompts a dramatic at-sea rescue.On the Cape Caution,Bill's greenhorn is looking for a way out, while Edgar on the Northwestern takes a big risk at his first time as captain.
The King fleet grows desperate as it hurtles towards the finish line and the Wizard's fishing strategy lands them on the wrong side of the law.
A storm shut down the fleet, now an even more severe weather system hits them again. While captains do their best to stay their course, greenhorn problems, mechanical malfunctions and bad fishing conspire to shake their resolve.
Two weeks into the King Crab season the fleet is already behind after a government shut down and now a massive arctic storm. A harrowing Coast Guard airlift must abort with 100-knot winds whipping over the grounds.
A government shutdown shortens the season and starts off a chain reaction that forces the fleet to fish harder and faster to make the market deadline. One boat goes up in flames and many are left to wonder if this is really the life they wished for.
The younger generation is put to the test as the fleet races to finish a grueling opilio season. As defiance on the Wizard turns brother against brother, an accident brings one crabber's career to a gruesome end.
After enduring months of mechanical breakdowns, sleepless grinds, and infighting, the fleet is starting to crack. When deckhands on the Wizard are unable to lasso a floating walrus carcass, Freddy Maugatai takes matters into his own hands.
In this extended scene, after a couple decades at the helm, Captain Sig Hansen hits the deck to show his daughter Mandy how it's done.
As the temperatures rise, the Time Bandit crew is bombarded with ice chunks.
Greenhorn Danny Maki shows up on deck in a zombie-like state.
Justin Tennison is ambushed by a traditional "welcome back" initiation prank.
It's a race against time to retrieve crab pots suddenly threatened by sea ice.
The loss of life weighs heavily on the fleet, but there's little time to mourn.
Two captains set up a plan to communicate through a 10-digit code.
On the Northwestern, Edgar and Norm Hansen challenge one another to a shooting competition. Who's the better shot?
Meditation brings peace of mind to millions of people. What about crabbers? Captain Sig shares his thoughts.
In Season 4, the North American pulls up... a port-a-potty?
A 50-foot rogue wave crashes into the bow of the Saga, sending a pot overboard.
The season eventually comes to an end and the crews go home changed men.
The Seabrooke and Ramblin' Rose captains cross paths.
Just when things are looking up for Elliott he receives a disturbing phone call.
The crews gather around the Burn Barrel to look back at past family challenges.
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