Outsiders love many things, but two of them are fishing and adventure. Deadliest Catch might be a bit much to handle, though, on Tuesday.
Deadliest Catch, one of the most popular shows on Discovery Channel, follows the journey of crab fishermen in the harsh waters of the Bering Sea.
This week’s episode is a thrill ride, for sure. In fact, it’s pretty chilling. Take a look at this clip from Tuesday’s episode.
So you get a hint that trouble’s brewing and the clock’s ticking for the fishermen.
Deadliest Catch always has something intriguing and/or exciting on every episode. Tune in to this Tuesday night’s episode at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.
Oh, and based on these hints, you might want to gear up and get ready. This Deadliest Catch episode looks like it’s filled with ups and downs facing the crews.
‘Deadliest Catch’ Captains Earn Their Keep While On The High Seas
Watching Deadliest Catch every week is definitely one thrill ride after another. It’s enough to make viewers wonder if all the work done on the high seas is worth it.
That can lead viewers to even wonder how much money those boat captains make for their work. In addition, their teams also face serious weather conditions and even life-and-death situations.
According to one Deadliest Catch captain, they receive some solid compensation for their work.
They better with all the effort they make and the dangers they face every day during a crab-fishing season.
Deadliest Catch Captain Kenny Ripka told People all about it.
“We don’t get paid a wage or a salary, we get paid based on what we catch and what we deliver,” Ripka said in an interview with People. “We’ve had years … where I’ve made upwards of $150,000 to $170,000.”
That amount, though, is not guaranteed money for the captains. Say one of the fishing trips goes bad. The captains will not be making that much, for sure. They will earn some money, yet it might not reach that six-figure level.
Danger Still Lurked Around as Vessels Look to Stay Afloat on High Seas
One good thing is that all of the Deadliest Catch captains are paid for their time on the Discovery Channel show.
There is still danger, though, that these captains face all the time.
Captain Sig Hansen once talked about a scary experience. One time, after failing to chip some ice off of his ship, Hansen’s whole vessel almost capsized.
“She was literally sinking underneath our feet,” he described to Outsider. “We did manage to start getting some of the ice off the nose on her side…It took about 16 to 18 hours before she even started to get level again.”