2007 Bristol Bay Red King Crab Fleet

This is the entire list of the pre-registered fishing vessels for the Bristol Bay King Crab season according to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.  If you’re a Bering sea fishermen most will probably sound familiar and if you’re a true die-hard fan of “Deadliest Catch”, you’ll recognize at least the fishing vessels in red.  Other “Deadliest Catch” boats are–  ERLA-N, LADY ALASKA, LUCKY LADY, RETRIEVER, SAGA, SEA STAR, WESTERN VIKING, ALEUTIAN BALLAD, VIXEN, BILLIKIN, BIG VALLEY.

ADVENTURE                        ALASKA CHALLENGER     ALASKA SPIRIT

ALASKAN BEAUTY            ALASKAN ENTERPRISE     ALEUTIAN LADY

ALEUTIAN MARINER        AMERICAN LADY                 ARCTIC LADY

ARCTIC HUNTER               ARCTIC MARINER               ARCTIC SEA

ATLANTICO                        BARANOF                             BARBARA J

BERING HUNTER              BERING STAR                       BIG BLUE

BOUNTIFUL                       BRISTOL MARINER             BULL DOG

CAPE CAUTION                CASCADE MARINER            CONFIDENCE

CONSTELLATION            CONTROLLER BAY              CORNELIA MARIE

DESTINATION                  DETERMINED                         EARLY DAWN

FARRAR SEA                    FARWEST LEADER               FIERCE ALLEGIANCE

GUARDIAN                        GULF WINDS                            HANDLER

INCENTIVE                        ISLAND MIST                          JENNIFER A

KARI MARIE                     KARIN LYN                              KETA

KEVLEEN K                       KISKA SEA                              KODIAK

KRUSTATAN                    LADY ALEUTIAN                    LISA MARIE

MAVERICK                       MELANIE                                  MYSTERY BAY

NORDIC MARINER         NORTH AMERICAN               NORTH SEA

NORTHERN MARINER  NORTHERN SPIRIT              NORTHWESTERN

NUKA ISLAND                 OCEAN FURY                         OCEAN HUNTER

OCEAN OLYMPICS        PACIFIC MARINER               PACIFIC SUN

PARAGON                        PINNACLE                               POLAR LADY

POLAR SEA                      PROVIDER                              ROLLO

ROYAL VIKING               SANDRA FIVE                        SCANDIES ROSE

SEA BROOKE                  SILVER DOLPHIN                 SILVER SPRAY

SOUTHERN WIND         STARWARD                             STORMBIRD

SULTAN                          TEMPO SEA                            TIME BANDIT

TRAIL BLAZER              VIEKODA BAY                      VIKING QUEEN

WESTWARD WIND       WIZARD

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25 Responses to 2007 Bristol Bay Red King Crab Fleet

  1. Jen says:

    I didn’t recognize the Jennifer A. Is that a new one or from one of the earlier seasons? I didn’t recognize the Sultan, The Tempo Sea, or The Trailblazer. Mmmm. I guess I haven’t been paying enough attention.

  2. alaskasteve says:

    Yikes, I have a lot more pictures to take . . . . . . thanks Opilia!

  3. Meghan Hause says:

    Jen, the Tempo Sea is a boat that is rumored to be skipped by Larry Herrdicks, the former capt. of the Sea Star the year. The Trailblazer was the one that had the guy fall overboad and that the guys from the Time Bandit saved. The Sultan was one where a guy fell overboad and wasn’t recovered and it happen right after the Big Valley sunk and the Jennifer A was in a new article that was about the ice that was around St. Paul Harbor. That the capt. wife made a pretty off comment on how the flim crews were more worry about the gear then the crew. I hope that helps.

  4. Cris says:

    Meghan, Meghan – wow ! I’m IMPRESSED!!!! Talk about die-hard fan! You’re the BOMB, girl!

  5. opilia says:

    Meghan is right, but now I remember another fishing vessel some Deadliest Catch fans may be familiar with…the Barbara J.–think about that one (overseas fans may know)

    Steve–I know, it’s a long list alright, but most of them will probably go out for Opilio as well so there’s time, lol

  6. Meghan Hause says:

    I also think you should put the Karin Lyn in there as well, because I heard from an oversea poster at Discovery’s forums that she help out the NW as well.

  7. Carole H says:

    Opilio,
    What do you know about F/v Arctic Mariner, David ?

  8. opilia says:

    Hi Carole
    I don’t know much about the F/V Arctic Mariner if your asking me…Who’s David?

  9. JR says:

    I was crabbing on the F/V Sultan this summer,Man I had fun.

  10. opilia says:

    JR, everyone should be able to have some fun while working so it’s nice to see fishermen have a good time too! Hope winter fishing goes well for you too!

  11. Aaron says:

    Hey guys Im from St Paul Island and just wanted to say that the red king crab and opilio crab total allowable catch (TAC) are the highest they have been since 1980. Should be a good show for the 07/08 seasons and a long one. Good for the us on the island too because we make alot of money when they come here to deliver their catch.

  12. opilia says:

    That’s fantastic Aaron! I had read that it was really high this year but it’s nice to hear that it’ll keep everyone at the processors pretty busy as well….especially opilio!

  13. Adam says:

    This Site is great i’v been fishing crab in alaska for almost ten years it’s nice to see that people are interested in what we do. THANX to all who contribute to this site.

  14. Balu says:

    Some asked for info about the Arctic Mariner…Well it is captained by capt Dave,the boat is 125 feet long,built at Nichols Brothers Shipyard,it’s previous name was Vitus Bering…this is all I know about this boat.

  15. Eddie Saint says:

    I Spent A Season on the Arctic Mariner before Going to NorthernMariner Arch_angell6969@hotmail.com

  16. opilia says:

    Hi Eddie,

    It’s really nice to hear from fishermen other then the Deadliest Catch featured ones, as well!! It certainly is an interesting lifestyle you lead! If I had other Bering sea fishermen sending crew photos to Deadliest Reports, I would have a whole section dedicated to crews and fishing vessels….Maybe someday….

  17. Brian Johnston says:

    I spent some time with my Dad going out on the Constellation when I was a kid. Got some of my own tall tales from those days as a kid living in Unalaska and going out to fish with my Dad. Lost my Dad when he fell over the side in 1979, though. Would really appreciate some pictures of the boat (Constellation) their Grandfather crewed on to show my kids, if anybody has some.

  18. opilia says:

    Brian…I just recently saw one photo. Someone I know has a massive collection of commercial fishing boats. Here’s the link, the boats are in alphabetical order
    http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/FValbum/?start=all

  19. Brian Johnston says:

    Opilia,

    Thanks, but I’m pretty sure that is not the boat we were were on. It looks like it has the same insignia and the same name, but that is the only similarity. I wonder if the company replaced the boat with a newer one? It was owned by King Sea Corporation at the time I was on it. They also owned another boat named the Mar Pacifico. Any additional info appreciated.

  20. jeffro says:

    Cool site, got a few comments though.I work on the F/V Arctic Mariner, don’t remember anyone named eddie. We’ve had the same crew for years.. Also to the guy who crabbed on the Sultan last summer,here’s a news flash, We don’t fish in the summertime..Hello!!

  21. Adam says:

    I’m on the constellation who wanted pics?

  22. M60 says:

    Hey, jeffro. Can I email you?

  23. Steve Vickers says:

    Hi can anyone give me some contacts to get out there and start working on the boats. Not scared of long hours, hard work and weather. Just want to get out there and work hard, play hard and earn some money.

    my email is vickers.steve@hotmail.co.uk thanks

  24. capt andrew says:

    which boat is the one that pulled capt keith’s pot during king crab?

  25. Tristan says:

    The Paragon never pulled any of keith’s gear and Kieth was almost sued over the whole thing. Keith had to appologize to the owner and the skipper of the boat.

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