Monthly Archives: March 2007

Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ heads for the ice … and danger

Just out from the Jamaica Gleaner… Crab fishermen risk their lives in Alaska’s Bering Sea on ‘Deadliest Catch’, which begins its third season Tuesday night at 9 on Discovery Channel.The next time you pay the check for a plate of … Continue reading

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The Ocean Challenger

From Oct. 18, 2006  Alaska Fishing Boat Ocean Challenger Sinks, 1 Survivor found, 2 Dead and 1 still missing The 58-foot commercial fishing Ocean Challenger capsized Wednesday in the stormy Pacific Ocean, 90 miles south of Sand Point, Alaska. Four … Continue reading

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KILLER CRABS

Just out from the New York Post… WHY ‘DEADLIEST CATCH’ IS TV’S MOST DANGEROUS SHOW By DON KAPLAN Each year, $300,000 worth of production equipment is destroyed during filming. March 30, 2007 — ‘DEADLIEST Catch” is the only reality show … Continue reading

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Vessels freed from Bering Sea ice blockade

By RACHEL D’ORO The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Five vessels spent at least 12 hours trapped by Bering Sea ice offshore of a remote Alaska island before forging a narrow escape through the giant floes early Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Ice Traps Five Boats

by  Wesley Loy of the Anchorage Daily News. FLOES: Thirty minutes made the difference for one crabber to reach open water. Three Bering Sea crab boats and two ships were stuck in sea ice late Wednesday, and nervous crews were … Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch Season 3 Crews and Fishing Vessels!

 from the Discovery site.  So who are these men, and, this season, women, risking their lives for their livelihood? Meet the crews of the eight boats featured during Deadliest Catch 3. Capt. Sig Hansen   Fishing Vessel: NORTHWESTERN Sig Hansen … Continue reading

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