‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Mandy Hansen Tells Story Behind Newborn Baby’s Name

by Joe Rutland

Mandy Hansen, who is the daughter of Deadliest Catch Captain Sig Hansen, just gave her newborn daughter a truly sweet, wonderful name.

Now, Outsiders, Mandy and her husband, Clark Pederson, both work in the Bering Sea waters.

But this child’s name, Sailor Marie, is quite interesting. Mandy explained it in an interview with People.

“We wanted something that reflects our family’s Scandinavian heritage as well as our lifestyle and profession,” Hansen said. “With my husband and I both working on the Bering Sea of Alaska as commercial crab fishermen, naming our daughter Sailor Marie is a perfect fit.” 

The Deadliest Catch star also said that bringing a child into the world is the most incredible feeling.

“Every way you think changes the moment you hold your baby and you instantly know nothing is more important than protecting their life,” Hansen said. She stayed for a week in the hospital before showing off Sailor Marie to the world.

Deadliest Catch has been on the Discovery Channel for 17 seasons.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Calls Being on Television ‘Scary’ In Her World

When Mandy Hansen popped up on the Northwestern, it was quite a challenge.

She did an interview with Hollywood Soapbox where she talks about it.

And what was the scariest part of being on the high seas?

Having her every move be shown on television.

Hansen said, “It’s so scary. I don’t know what they’re actually going to show on TV. I wanted to go fishing. That was it.

“I didn’t realize it was going [to be] such a big deal, and I’d actually be in the public eye,” she said. “That’s terrifying for me. But I’m starting to wrap my head around it.”

It appears that Mandy Hansen is moving through with it. One thing she hopes for is that her story can inspire viewers.

Grandfather Sig Hansen Does Not Expect His Daughter To Be Perfect

Before moving along, Sig has a few words about Mandy, her role, and his expectations.

He talked about it while chatting with Hollywood Life.

So, Sig Hansen admits that having his daughter on the Bering Sea “was a little nerve-wracking.

“But at the same time, I expect failure,” he said. “I expect her to not be perfect. I have to remind myself of that. It’s really hard to remind yourself of that when you’re in the moment.”

From trusting people too much or giving away too much information, Mandy is still learning the nuances of the fishing game.

Sig says, “When you watch the show because this is months later, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. That happened. I guess I did say that.

“But at the same time, it’s just fun to watch it for me, and you kind of learn about yourself because we’re living in the moment,” Hansen said.