Sig Hansen at Macy’s in Seattle, Washington (Today)

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Sorry to say this appearance is taking place this afternoon so not much warning….  Hopefully at least a few westcoast fans will be there to snap some photographs.  But here’s what is interesting, the Hansens now have an official line of Helly Hansen clothing and it’s actually quite affordable.  Sig and Edgar Hansen, along with long-time deckhand Matt Bradley are onsight meeting and greeting shoppers at a local Macy’s that carries the Helly Hansen Line.  The Hansens have their own emblem now.  It is a crown with three points. It appears on the merchandise and prior to traveling from Alaska to home, the Hansens had their new “crown” painted on exterior of the F/V Northwestern wheelhouse.  You can expect to see the new paint job in season 4!   Check out the examples of the new Helly Hansen Northwestern gear below and check out the whole line (it’s so new the images aren’t complete) on the Helly Hansen site:

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29 Responses to Sig Hansen at Macy’s in Seattle, Washington (Today)

  1. sunniva says:

    hei håpe du kan norsk 🙂

    no er jo det sesonger fra i fjor som ble filmet da. som blir vist no. i 2007.
    so eg lurer på om det blir en sesong for 2007 i 2008
    eller blir det ikke filmet flere sesonger.

    og det hadde vert synd. for eg elsker å se på serien. sitter oppe på lengt på natt for å følle me på kvar episode.
    er utroli spenandes.

    og har hørt at du har familie fra norge so håper du skjønne det eg har skreve. vis ikke får du få dei til å tolke da. 😉

    og lykke til videre me krabbe fisket. 🙂

  2. Meghan says:

    Is anybody a little worry that the new crest a three point crowd is going to send the wrong message to the rest of the fleet? I do. There are a lot of less ostentasious ways of supporting the Helly Hansen clothing line. A giant crown on the boat and your clothing line isn’t one of them. I think it took a lot of guts to put it there and use as your new symbol.

  3. SEN says:

    Not worried in the least.

  4. crabby says:

    There was an explanation of the meaning behind the crown and the reason it is on the boat on the Northwestern site. And if you hadn’t been banned for talking bad about the Hansens then you could have read it. I don’t understand why you persist in being so negative about the Hansens all of the time. Frankly I think the rest of the fleet has more important things to worry about than the paint job on the Northwestern.

  5. Erin says:

    Hmmm…I am more concerned about the name “Burger King”…are they saying that they are, in fact, the king of all burgers? Are they trying to somehow take the “crown” from McDonalds or worse White Castle? When my daughter dances around in her Burger King crown, do other children worry that she is saying that she is “the Burger Princess” and they are mere “Burger serfs?” These questions I ponder with the same level of attention and respect that I give your question Minarivia. Name one Captain or crew that doesn’t think they are the best and I’ll show you a piss poor fisherman. They all do what they do because they think they can be the best. It’s called “testosterone”. I would even go as far as to say they all are the best at something. The crown represents the three brothers, everyone knows that. Asking the question here and everywhere else doesn’t somehow make your statement more valid.

  6. Meghan says:

    crabby, I not being negative toward them, I am just point out a worry that I see. I am sorry that my questions aren’t pouplar, but I was thaught to question everything and anything, and not to believe everything that you see, hear, and read. That also includes what is said on the NW forums.

  7. crabby says:

    What is this worry you see? Why are you so sure there is a “hidden” Meaning behind the crown? From the things I have seen you posting at different DC sites all over the web, you appear to have a vendetta against the Hansens and the Northwestern. I would believe what you said if you were as questioning of other Captains and their boats but you confine it to the Hansens and the Northwestern. Apparently you believe everything you see, hear and read about the other Captains and boats.

    As far as the NW forum goes you made it very clear on that forum how you feel about the Hansens and the NW. I assume that is the truth unless of course that is one of those cases where we are supposed to question what we read and not believe it.

  8. SEN says:

    Hey Min, crabby has a point. Why do you only pick on the NW when you post all over the web using your various screen names – NJGril, NJDCfan, PIPHS?

  9. Meghan says:

    I don’t have a vendetta against the Hansens, heck I respect them, like the rest of the crews of the crab boats, because they can do a job that I would never dream of doing. I just want people to stop, think, and open up there minds that not everything that they do is a good idea. That they can make and will make mistakes, but I feel that some of the fan base seems them as Gods, that they can’t make a mistake.

    My problem with this was the timing of this new logo, it might have been a separate deal that came out at the same time, but whereas the crown does do much but make the Hansens look silly and conceited, because to me is that anyone wearing, or using, a crown somehow thinks they are some how Royalty. They could of used a different type of logo, like three crabs, like the three crabs that they fish for, or three stars to symbolize the three brothers.

    As I said before, my statement there was said in anger over his endorsement of Russia King crab, considering the corrupted history of it, that it a poorly managed fishery that allow females and undersize males to be caught. Also it was one of the main reasons why they were on strike for at most four days last year because it has flooded the market for them, and it is the market, not “Deadliest Catch”, that determines the price for their catch. When you are angry you tend to say, and do things that you regret and I do regret what I said there, but it seems that you I am guilty until proven innocent, that no matter what I do or say won’t convince you otherwise.

    And, I don’t have a problem with his using his new found fame to make some extra money, that fine by me, I would do the same, but I would of like that he would of exclusively endorsed Alaskan King crab and did some fact checking before he singed the deal, putting his name, the name of his boat, and his signature on a box of King crab.

  10. crabby says:

    All Ican say is actions speak louder than words and your actions speak volumes. You have posted anything unfavorable thing you could find on any number of DC boards in the past couple of months. You don’t do that to people you respect.

  11. CBL 59 says:

    but whereas the crown does do much but make the Hansens look silly and conceited, because to me is that anyone wearing, or using, a crown somehow thinks they are some how Royalty.

    And, I don’t have a problem with his using his new found fame to make some extra money, that fine by me, I would do the same

    So why do you keep on breaking his shoes?? And his brother’s as well….????

  12. Anne says:

    I think some people are making mountains out of mole hills. I have a crown on my family crest, maybe I should put them on my business cards. Just call me Queen

  13. scottie says:

    Minarvia and your other aliases…enough already.

    [quote]The crown represents the three brothers, everyone knows that. Asking the question here and everywhere else doesn’t somehow make your statement more valid.[/quote]

    Once again you have provided me with my laugh of the day and I raise a toast to the NW, the Hansens, and all the other boats, captains and crews who have opened their lives up for us.

  14. SEN says:

    Quote from Meghan: “I don’t have a vendetta against the Hansens, heck I respect them, like the rest of the crews of the crab boats, because they can do a job that I would never dream of doing.”

    Well, you could have fooled me with the venom you have been spreading in numerous forums across the internet. And yes, I agree, you couldn’t do their job!

    Quote from Meghan, “I just want people to stop, think, and open up there minds that not everything that they do is a good idea.”

    What proof do you have that they had a “bad idea”, popular opinion? What if bringing crab, at affordable prices, actually increased the market demand for the product? Wouldn’t that put more people, worldwide, to work at a living wage? And, why can’t you see that you might be possibly “overstating” your argument without consideration for the “other side?”

    Quote from Meghan, “That they can make and will make mistakes, but I feel that some of the fan base seems them as Gods, that they can’t make a mistake.”

    Gods? No! But if you believe in a person or idea, you will give them the benefit of the doubt until concrete facts tell a logical person otherwise.

    Quote from Meghan, “My problem with this was the timing of this new logo, it might have been a separate deal that came out at the same time, but whereas the crown does do much but make the Hansens look silly and conceited, because to me is that anyone wearing, or using, a crown somehow thinks they are some how Royalty.”

    I could wear a crown, I’m a direct descendent of Norwegian Royalty (I have the geneology to prove it) – how do you know that they are not? Besides, the crown has many different meanings, for example: The crown symbolizes an individual’s sovereignty over their own life, feelings, thoughts, and actions.

    So much for the crown logo “issue”.

    Quote from Meghan, “As I said before, my statement there was said in anger over his endorsement of Russia King crab, considering the corrupted history of it, that it a poorly managed fishery that allow females and undersize males to be caught . . . and did some fact checking before he singed the deal, putting his name, the name of his boat, and his signature on a box of King crab.”

    What makes you think Sig did not check into the fisheries that were supplying the crab they endorsed? Sig is not stupid – to be as successful as he has been, I’m sure he does his homework. It is completely irresponsible of you to cast aspersions on his, and the Northwestern’s, reputation without cold hard facts to back up your dubious allegations.

  15. Erin says:

    Just to clarify that the new logo has nothing to do with royalty or dominance…..here is a description as to why this was chosen.

    The logo has a few parts.

    1. the outline of the logo or *crown* is the keel to the pilothouse of the ship. If you look at the NW straight on it’s the outline of the vessel.
    2. The outline formed a crown which represents the Norweigan Heritage.
    3. The 3 points represent each brother

    4. Sverre is still on the bow as his crest.

  16. Meghan says:

    Okay, SEN, if that was a good idea of his why has Phil issued this statement over at his boat’s website:

    Phil Harris, owner of the F/V Cornelia Marie of Kodiak, Alaska, also turned down the Global Fishing marketing pitch.

    “This whole thing stinks to high heaven,” said Harris. “We are madly trying to get consumers to buy American seafood.”

    As the quote states, Captain Phil is not happy about Russian crab being promoted by an Alaskan fisherman. Phil Harris and the F/V Cornelia Marie crew is not associated in anyway with the sale of Russian crab. We have and will always support the fishing business in the U. S. and do not in anyway support the efforts of anyone who chooses to do otherwise.

  17. Katie says:

    I don’t recall Sig, Norman or Edgar asking anyone for their support or permission to endorse whatever they see fit. The Hansens put out a statement of their own. Here is a portion of it:

    “King crab has become part of a global economy, and the fact is that fifty to seventy percent of Alaskan crab is sold directly to the Japanese market place. Our fleet is only allowed to fish once a year for a short season, and we are regulated by a quota system. There is only so much this region can produce and we can’t hope to supply nearly enough to satisfy a growing domestic and world market. As a result, the lion’s share of king crab available in our grocery stores is foreign product. If you look at the box that carries our name, you will see that it specifies Russian or American king crab. And that is what we are supporting king crab. We’re proud to say that all of the catch the Northwestern brings in will be sold on the American market, but some product on which our name appears comes from the foreign surplus that makes up all but thirty percent of the U.S. king crab market.”

    If you read it CAREFULLY, it says that the box will specify Russian or AMERICAN king crab. There is not enough crab caught in Alaska to meet the demand in the USA. It also states that ALL of the NW’s catch will stay in American market, as opposed to being sent to Japan.

    WHY don’t you go post THAT all over the DC forums and wherever else you can find to post it–stop bashing the Hansens. We KNOW that you don’t like them–you don’t HAVE to…just leave them alone!

    If the Hansens feel that this will later benefit ALL Alaskan fishermen, then I for one, will sit back and hope they succeed.

    If you don’t want to support them, then simply don’t purchase anything they endorse. It’s that easy!

  18. crabby says:

    Meghan – What i find most amazing is you say you respect the Hansen’s but a day doesn’t pass that you aren’t out on the web bashing them….something tells me they can do without the kind of respect and support you have to offer.

    As far as your comment about Capt Phil goes – I wasn’t aware Capt Phil was involved in the Hansen’s business dealings and more than the Hansen’s are involved in Capt Phil’s. But if Capt Phil finds the Hansen’s business dealings so unacceptable then maybe he should put his money where his mouth is and asked to be released from his Deadliest Catch contract, after all Sig is a consultant for the show.

  19. Kathleen says:

    Note to Meghan: Get a life, m’dear, and leave the Hansen’s alone!! Stop fretting over absolute nonsensical things that should be of no concern to you. The emblem is great, show is excellent, and the Hansen’s are the best, so shut up already, Ok?!!! Thanks!

    To Sig, Edgar, & Norman: Wishing you guys a prosperous and safe 4th season. : )

  20. Meghan says:

    Quote by Katie: “It also states that ALL of the NW’s catch will stay in American market, as opposed to being sent to Japan.”

    Okay, where is the evidence of that? Oh just wait, we have his word and that is good enough for a good majority of you, but for me it isn’t. There is a saying “Extreme claims require extreme proof”, until I see evidence that is so, I find it hard to believe.

  21. SEN says:

    Let it go Meghan . . . . or Minarvia, or NJGril, or DCNJFan, or PIPHS, or whoever you are this week.

  22. Meghan says:

    Sen, Meghan is my real name and no I won’t let it go until I get proof. Do you think it kinda of strange he claims ” that ALL of the NW’s catch will stay in American market, as opposed to being sent to Japan”, but yet fails to provide us proof condersing how big of deal that he made it? Sorry, I have to remind a little skeptic of the whole thing.

    Why, hasn’t this been picked up by any of the local newspapers like Seattle Times, like the Time Bandit Oceanaire deal, or Seafood currents on-line website. Because I would think something THIS big would of been something that would of been worth their effort to print.

  23. opilia says:

    I dont think Sig Hansen said he made any type of deal with the crab he catches except that he hands it off to Trident Seafoods on Akutan Island. The majority of the processors in AK are Japanese-owned. You did know that, correct? Therefore, the majority of the crab processed at those foreign-owned processors are exported. The F/V Northwestern is different in that it’s been offloading its harvest to Trident Seafoods for years. Trident Seafoods is a privately owned American seafood processor.

  24. Meghan says:

    Yes, I did know about the other processors there are Japanese-owned and that Trident is an American company. But, that dosen’t mean that an American company will kept an American product in the USA.

    So we are back to square one, where is the proof ” that ALL of the NW’s catch will stay in American market, as opposed to being sent to Japan”. Don’t give the reason “that’s it long gone” that you grave me last time that I ask for proof. Because I fine it hard to believe that 30,000 boxes sole that fast without anybody takking notice of it. I got that number from Ryan off the Discovery forums.

    So again, I ask where is the proof?

  25. mx 871 says:

    hey, who cares if the hansens get a deal. these guys bust there ass on a level that 95% of the american public could not even dream of. so i say, here’s to you hansens, get it while the gettins good. F everybody else.

  26. SEN says:

    Have you thought to contact Triedent about this?

  27. Katie says:

    OMG–you are like a dog w/a bone! Let it go already–don’t buy the damn crab. You are the only person I’ve seen who is still stuck on this and brings it up everywhere you go. Perhaps you should devote as much time to helping a charity as you do spreading your vitriol against the Hansens. They did not commit a crime. They made a business decision–THEIR business…not ours. Let it go!

  28. SEN says:

    Katie, I couldn’t agree with you more!!!!!

  29. crabby says:

    couldn’t believe when I came back on today that this topic was listed as current…I agree with Katie, it’s a shame you don’t devote your time to spreading something good….

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