F/V Sea Star still Keeping Busy with “Deadliest Catch”

If you’re a die-hard “Deadliest Catch” fan you’ve probably heard of chaser boats.  If not, maybe this is new…When “Deadliest Catch” is filmed, certain fishing vessels are designated as chaster boats or boats that “chase” after featured boats and crew so that the film crews may get their long shots, etc…  Sometimes the chaser boats are also featured fishing vessels who do double duty and sometimes it’s fishing vessels we don’t ever see.  One of the major chaser boats for “Deadliest Catch” season 4 is the Sea Star.  Owned by Captain Larry Hendricks, the F/V Sea Star was featured on “Deadliest Season” and again in season 1 of “Deadliest Catch”.  This last year, the Sea Star spent her summer in Ketchikan, Alaska where tourists were able to come aboard, meet the crew, and learn all about crab fishing.  According to a close source, all outside shots of the featured fishing vessels were filmed from the Seastar’s deck and come January 15th, the Seastar and her crew will once again head out into the Bering sea for Opilio season filming.  Perhaps we’ll see her & crew in action in a future Behind the Scenes special….

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7 Responses to F/V Sea Star still Keeping Busy with “Deadliest Catch”

  1. Jen says:

    We love Larry. I bought my hubby the first season because I know he loves the Seastar.
    I don’t think he knows Larry’s boat is still actively involved in DC. He’ll be thrilled.
    As always, Opilia, you rock.

  2. Carole says:

    We all look forward to seeing Captain Larry and the F/V Sea Star. With the tour remodeling of the ship the chasers might be more weather protected. Is DC advertising for any extra cooks for January or new tours?

  3. Gioia says:

    My husband and i toured the Sea Star this July when we were in Ketchikan and you are so right they were very accommodating and eager to answer all of our questions. It was a treat for us when we found out she was there.


  4. Meghan says:

    It nice to know that the old gal is still getting work, I hate seeing a good fishing boat like the Sea Star be out of work.

  5. crabber says:

    I was down in ballard a couple of months ago, getting ready for the red crab, the sea star was docked across the way,and caught my eye, the boat looked pretty good for having a gift shop strapped down to the deck. As a crabber i just wish we could go back to derby style fishing, there are just to many boats down here rusting away. IT’S SAD!!!!.

  6. I am often in Ballard and near the Fisherman’s Terminal. I can’t BELIEVE I missed this yesterday! I didn’t hear any advertizements about it.

    Got to meet Captain Phil a couple weeks ago which was the highlight of my year so far… I so very much applaud all fisherment who work hard to make a living. It is now a plus for them that their hard work is finally being acknowleged!

    Way to go you guys!

  7. Sue says:

    I toured the Sea Star when I was in Ketchikan Alaska in July 2007 (while on a cruise of the Inside Passage) Kenny Hendricks gave us a great tour of the boat. It was one of the highlights of our Alaskan vacation.

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