The season starts with no boats going out to fish. The fleet was shut down because the United States Government shutdown. The government didn’t reopen until their season was almost over. This sent boats and captains out to sea at a fast pace to get their limit before the season ended. Of course, the weather changes and the waters become treacherous.
New to the fans of “Deadliest Catch” F/V Northwestern will be a new crewmember. Captain Sig Hansen brings his 18-year-old daughter, Mandy, aboard. Her job will be on deck, working as a deck hand. It will be interesting to see how Sig deals with his daughter. Will he be as mean to her as he is with the rest of the crew, or will he show favoritism to her?
Captain Elliot and his crew will save people from a sinking boat. While other ships arrived in the area, he was the only one who who could get into the area to save the crew from the Arctic Hunter that ran aground near Unalaska. The seas were turbulent, but he managed to maneuver his boat “The Saga” in close enough so he could rescue the six crewmembers.
However, there are other elements included in the show this year that didn’t happen on previous episodes. The Discovery Press states that one captain finds himself in rehab. Another Captain finds himself in the hospital. One boat will catch fire. This year, Jake Harris joins the ranks as Captain of his own boat, the Cornelia Marie. His father, the late Phil Harris used this boat on his fishing adventures. This season will include the usual rough seas of 40-foot waves and hurricane force winds.
The Discovery Press said, “Surrounded by death and a multitude of injuries these brave men struggle to return from man's oldest journey alive.”
Be sure to mark your calendars to watch the new episodes of "Deadliest Catch" on April 22, 2014, at 8 p.m. central on the Discovery Channel.