Category Archives: Fishing Vessels

2008-2009 Registered Opilio fishing vessels

For the 2009 Snow crab/Opilio season, the State of Alaska posted their list of pre-season registered vessels in October.  Each year the boats listed become more familiar to ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans.  How many do you know? Adventure               Alaska Challenger       … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Captain Blake Painter Is A Good Samaritan

05/14/07 It’s always gratifying to see these Bering sea fishermen give a helping hand when needed. Captain Blake Painter of the F/V Maverick, who skippers his family’s vessel–F/V Evening Star–during part of the year, is no different. He was in … Continue reading

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Vessels freed from Bering Sea ice blockade

By RACHEL D’ORO The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Five vessels spent at least 12 hours trapped by Bering Sea ice offshore of a remote Alaska island before forging a narrow escape through the giant floes early Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Ice Traps Five Boats

by  Wesley Loy of the Anchorage Daily News. FLOES: Thirty minutes made the difference for one crabber to reach open water. Three Bering Sea crab boats and two ships were stuck in sea ice late Wednesday, and nervous crews were … Continue reading

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Fishing Vessels from Deadliest Catch, season 1

BIG VALLEY, skippered by Gary Edwards (Sunk Jan. 15th, 2005, only 1 survived) BILLIKIN, skippered by Jeff Weeks FIERCE ALLEGIANCE, skippered by Tony LaRussa LADY ALASKA, skippered by Pete Liske LUCKY LADY, skippered by Vince Shavender MAVERICK, skippered by Rick … Continue reading

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