Yesterday on one of Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ blogs, it was announced that we could expect to see the F/V Trailblazer and while this most certainly may be new season 5 information, it’s actually a partial confirmation on some of what’s been discussed on the Discovery fanboards as well as on the fishing docks. Word on the dock has it that not only will we see the Trailblazer, but possibly the F/V Lisa Marie as well. That would bring 2 new fishing vessels to the upcoming season and they would join up with the previously features crews of the Northwestern, Time Bandit, Cornelia Marie, and Wizard. The Sea Star will of course be on the scene as a chase boat, allowing camera crews to film those great at-sea scenes that help make the show. …Just 5 more months or so, ’til season 5 debut!
Last month, we posted a news story about the Katmai, a long-line fishing boat, succumbing to the Bering with only a few survivors. While none of the Deadliest Catch boats were involved, the Coast Guard was there and the Deadliest Catch film crew has the footage of their daring search and rescue efforts.
Speaking of rescues, remember the Time Bandit’s gutsy save during Season 3? Josh White, a deckhand aboard the Trailblazer fell overboard to an almost certain death, before the Time Bandit spotted him. Johnathan and the rest of the Time Bandit crew may never forget the look of terror mixed with gratitude on Josh’s face after they pulled him from the Bering’s death grip.
In the meantime, the captains and crew are back in Dutch after king crab season to spend Thanksgiving at home. After you’ve have you’ve had your fill of turkey, you can fill up on crab and watch the Deadliest Catch Marathon the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 28.
This season, we get to hear from the other boat involved in the incident—the Trailblazer. The 133-foot house aft boat is captained by Wayne Baker. Keep checking this space for more info on the newest Deadliest Catch boat, Capt. Wayne and his six man crew.