Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The Hillstrand brothers built and co-captain a boat which shares its name with a 1981 adventure comedy written by Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame. What is their boat called?||Deadliest Catch
Time Bandit. "Time Bandits," the movie, follows a young boy as he goes on an adventure through time with a band of dwarfs who are looking for treasure. The movie stars John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond and Ralph Richardson.
The boat, Time Bandit, also searches for treasure--crustacean treasure, only with a less well-known cast.
greenhorns. A greenhorn generally gets the job of working with the bait--mincing it up and scooping it into the bait bags. At the end of the season crew members are paid a portion of the proceeds from the fishing with some crews earning over $30,000 each. Greenhorns, though, do not get a full share. They might only get one half of what the other crew members make. Once they have enough experience to do all the jobs on the boat they earn a full share.
|What organization is tasked with rescue work in the Bering Sea?||Deadliest Catch
US Coast Guard. In addition to the cutters, the US Coast Guard has HH-60 Jayhawk and HH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Several times on "Deadliest Catch" Coast Guard helicopters have been used to make dramatic rescues of crab fishermen. In one instance, they plucked all five crewmembers off the back of a listing boat. In season three, a diver jumped into the frigid sea to rescue the sole survivor of a sunken crab boat, the "Ocean Challenger."
|Donna Quashnick, the wife of skipper Rick, is the ship mother on which vessel?||Deadliest Catch
Maverick. Donna cooks, cleans and cares for the crew of the Maverick. On one episode she told a new hand: "I will spoil you as much as you like to be spoiled." I can see how that would make the 30+ hour stints of pulling crab pots go by a little easier.
|On January 15, 2005 one of the crab boats sank. What was the name of the boat?||Deadliest Catch
Big Valley. There was only one survivor from the Big Valley.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, fishing was the deadliest occupation in the US in 2005, with Alaska being the deadliest place to be a commercial fisherman and December and January being the deadliest times to be a commercial fishermen. The crab season in Alaska runs in January and February. The 2005 mortality rate was .00118, meaning 118 deaths per 100,000 fishermen. The same rate applied to attorneys, for instance, would mean 1300 attorneys would die on the job each year.
Logging, being a commercial airplane pilot, working with steel and iron, collecting trash, and working on a farm round out the six deadliest jobs.
Northwestern. Sig and his brothers Edgar and Norman all work on the Northwestern. The Hansens are fourth generation Norwegian fishermen. Crab fishing is a real family business. Several of the other boats are crewed by brothers or have sons working for their father who is the captain.
|Mike Rowe is the narrator. What Discovery Channel show does he star in?||Deadliest Catch
Dirty Jobs. The premise for "Dirty Jobs" is that people write in to the network describing the dirty jobs they have. If your submission is picked, Mike Rowe and crew travel to your job site where he will learn to do your job. In the past he has caught catfish with his bare hands, helped rid some terribly infested houses of bugs, worked on an oil rig, in a charcoal mill and on an alligator farm. Most of his jobs, though, seem to involve "poo" in some way. Mike has also narrated "Ghost Hunters" and "American Chopper".
Dutch Harbor. Dutch Harbor is situated on Amaknak Island, Alaska. It ranks among the top commercial fishing ports in the country. In 2003, 900 million pounds of fish were processed there with a value of almost $140 million.
Bering Sea. In addition to crab, commercial fishermen also take cod, Pacific salmon, halibut, sole, sablefish, pollock and ocean perch from the Bering Sea. It is home to blue whales and the North Pacific right whale.
king and opilio. The Fisheries Service imposes quotas on how many pounds of king and opilio crab can be caught and adjusts the lengths of the seasons appropriately. King crab season may only last four days, whereas opilio season may go a month.
There is a hole in the crab tank. Captain Keith Colburn says he knew something was wrong when the crab tanks didn't fill up, despite the addition of new catches. "We've always made the bottomless pit joke, and now it came true."
Being in a washing machine on full cycle. The weather isn't the only problem for the Time Bandit in this episode. One of its crewmen gets stuck in the lines, and must be freed from them.
The Department of Fish and Game was closing the king crab season early. The show is filmed in Alaska. The headquarters of the state's Department of Fish and Game is in Juneau. The announcement meant that the crews would earn thousands of dollars less than they had anticipated.
|In the episode "On the Crab," Eric Nyhammer of the "Rollo" says the crew have had bad luck and caught a lot of crabs which must be thrown out. For how many miles does he say this happened?||"The Deadliest Catch"- Seasons 1-4
33. The crew members are obliged to get rid of female crabs, and male crabs that are too young. "On the Crab" aired in the second season of the show.
The Northwestern. Sig Hansen is the captain of the Northwestern. This boat has been on the show since the first season.
|In "Mortal Men," during season four, Captain Phil Harris of the "Cornelia Marie" began coughing up blood. He attributed this to an injury to his ribs. What turned out to be the real cause?||"The Deadliest Catch"- Seasons 1-4
A blood clot that had passed through his heart. Harris hurt his ribs after he fell off his bunk. The boat had been hit by a high wave. This turned out not to be the reason he was coughing up blood. Harris was lucky he was dropped off at the hospital in time. He received treatment and was able to recover.
Bering Sea dementia. It's similar to "cabin fever." People who have been working long hours under very arduous conditions start to crack under the pressure. They may see or hear things, have trouble with the gear on the boat, and easily lose their tempers.
Ice. The surfaces of the boats will get covered, due to the freezing sea spray. Clearing the ice must be done with picks and is a physically demanding task in its own right.
The metal cases used to trap crab. These large rectangular cases are filled with bait and dropped into the water. They are marked by buoys so that the crews can pick them up later. When the fishermen return, hopefully, the pots will be full of a good number of crab.