Original air date: May 20, 2014
As crews prepare to head to the Bairdi grounds, a mayday call from Arctic Hunter just outside Dutch Harbor prompts a dramatic at-sea rescue from the least likely heroes: Elliott and Mike Neese and the crew of the Saga. While the Saga comes as close as they dare, the crew gets a scare when the underside of the hull smacks the bottom when it goes down with the waves, and back off a bit. With the Arctic Hunter’s crew in their life raft, Mike and another deckhand swim out to the life raft and on the second try, successfully get a rope secured to it. The Saga tows them out of danger and gets the stranded crew aboard.
On the Cape Caution, Bill’s greenhorn Kelly is looking for a way off the boat by revealing that he has a pending arrest warrant hanging over him (for constructing an illegal firearm), and must return to shore for trial. Bill is not convinced by his story, and decides to call Kelly’s bluff by contacting the authorities himself – who tell him that Kelly can finish his contractual obligations first. When offloading in Dutch, Bill delivers the bad news to Kelly, that he must return to sea to finish the season. On the Seabrooke, Junior’s back is troubling him and his crew convince him to head for shore. As boats complete their fishing, they see how badly the Arctic Hunter has been damaged by rocks and waves just days after running aground.