‘Deadliest Sea’ was just advertised on Discovery during the 4th of July ‘Deadliest Catch’ marathon and is set to premiere on July 19th so stay tuned for more details! There are a couple of previews available to view–one on Discovery and another on E1 . It’s a tale that is sure to haunt ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans as well as anyone interested in a fascinating but tragic true story of a night at sea gone wrong.
The film is said to be based on Working On The Edge by Spike Walker however it sounds as though it’s the story of the St. Patrick and it’s crew, written about in that book and later on in another by Spike Walker called Nights of Ice. According to Walker, the boat and it’s crew became victims of a Bering Sea storm that forces them into their survival suits and then into the freezing water. From there it is a true survival tale for the men and woman as they must try to survive in frigid waters known to kill in minutes.
Thom Beers–creater of ‘Deadliest Catch’ is also the executive producer of ‘Deadliest Sea’
DEADLIEST SEA tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps in the Bering Sea, but the boat and crew are soon victims of a powerful and relentless storm which turns the ice cold sea into a death trap in the pitch black night. As the doomed vessel sinks, the men fight a desperate battle for survival against the brutal elements.