On the Northwestern, both deck boss Edgar and injured deckhand Jake Anderson are bumming as Captain Sig grinds the entire crew relentlessly. Eventually, Jake can take no more with his injured hand, and walks off the deck, putting his career in jeopardy. On the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil heads to the “Rock Pile”, a very tricky ground that made him famous early in his career. Although his first two strings miss, the third string finds its mark and the boat stuffs its tanks. While moving its pots to a new ground, the Time Bandit starts listing starboard due to freezing spray, and water gets into the rusted rails and the fuel tanks. They manage to filter the water out of the fuel and get their pots cast off to eliminate the list. Greenhorn Jeremy finally makes it on deck to begin working, but after a long bout of seasickness his mind isn’t into it, and he eventually gives up. On the Wizard, the crew plays a prank on greenhorn Paul, who has been lagging, by locking him into a pot and taking him for a ride on the crane. But with bad fishing at the time, Captain Keith doesn’t appreciate the timing of the prank. One night, a call comes over the radio as a deckhand on the cod vessel Alaskan Leader has a heart attack, but bad weather stymies medevac efforts by the Coast Guard.
Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.
The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the base of operations for the fishing fleet. The show's title derives from the inherent high risk of injury or death associated with the work.
Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12, 2005, and currently airs in over 200 countries. The first season consisted of ten episodes, with the finale airing on June 14, 2005. Subsequent seasons have aired on the same April to June or July schedule every year since the original 2005 season. The 12th season premiered on March 29, 2016.