Tonight Discovery is airing a highlights special of Deadliest Catch — featuring all the best moments from Season 12 which wrapped up last week.
In Captains of the Bering Sea all the highs and lows of what has been one of the most eventful seasons yet will be shown in all their glory.
From slurping cod guts to a string of huge storms and Sig’s heart attack being caught on camera, life on the ocean is never easy.
Deadliest Catch posted this cool 3D interactive video on their Facebook this week giving a glimpse of what it’s like to be at the sorting table on Sean Dwyer’s Brenna A — on a good day!
But things are also not so sunny and swell when you’re out looking for crab on the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska.
Here are some of the best moments from Season 12 of Deadliest Catch.
Stacking it while stacking pots
Saga got a new deckhand in Jamie Smith, but he didn’t take to his new job naturally. And he quickly learnt that if you’re going to make it in king crab season, you’re going to have to suffer some pain to get there.
Stig gets pranked
The crew of the Northwestern pranks Sig as they throw the flaming hook to mark the end of their season.
Monkeying around at Halloween
The crew of the Cornelia Marie weren’t going to miss Halloween, and thanks to a couple of monkey masks and a banana costume — it was a pretty entertaining affair.
Being a newbie greenhorn is hard, and you have to prove yourself. Fall asleep on the job then walk unconscious into the captain’s cabin on the Cape Caution, and you’re not going to do yourself any favors.
It’s pot luck in this weather
When things get rough out there it can be hard to keep track of exactly where you are, especially if you don’t keep on top of your logbook. Case in point was Edgar Hansen on The Northwestern — pulling up the wrong pot.
Crab fishing takes big balls
Sig’s heart attack wasn’t the only health scare this season. There’s no forgetting Cornelia Marie stackman Bumper’s testicle “swollen to the size of a gourd”.
Wizard almost waves goodbye
What’s a little bad weather when there’s crab to be caught? Sometimes there’s a fine line between staying and keeping at it or heading back to safety, as Captain Keith Colburn of The Wizard can attest.
When the season is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean the problems are about to stop.
Northwestern’s got the bends
The vessels used for crab fishing are hardy beasts — but even the Northwestern wasn’t hardy enough to withstand the force of a huge 35ft wave which came up out of the blue and bent the whole bow in several different places.
‘It was like a train hit us’
Johnathan Hillstrand reveals it was the “scaredest” he’s been in a “long time” after he early lost deckhand James to a rogue wave on the Time Bandit.
It’s a numbers game
Josh decided there was only way to get the crew of the Cornelia Marie to give an accurate crab count — money.
Wild Bill gets on deck
Wild Bill at long last gave son Zack a go in the wheelhouse — but that meant he had to go on deck to replace him.
Can we find it? Yes we can!
The Saga went through a pretty low spell, with changing grew and decidedly empty pots. Captain Jake Anderson was at his wit’s end — but could he find the illusive crab?
Sig’s heart attack
It had been a long and stressful season when Sig was giving an interview to the Deadliest Catch team on the way back into port, and started feeling chest pains, with the full ordeal caught on camera.
Touch and go
Sig’s condition was too sensitive for the local clinic, so he had to be airlifted 800 miles to anchorage.
He’s a survivor
While Sig initially thought he’d just suffered a small attack, his doctor explained the reality saying it was actually a massive one and could easily could have killed him. But Sig pulled through, much to the relief of his family — and fans.
See you for Season 13!