‘Deadliest Catch’: Watch Sneak Peek of August 31 Episode That Features a ‘UFO’

by Courtney Blackann
(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The “Deadliest Catch” captains and crew have spotted some bizarre things on their ventures in the Bering Sea. However, it’s doubtful in all their quirky findings that “UFO” would come to mind.

But that’s exactly what the Discovery hit is hinting in their latest episode. In a clip posted to Twitter, the next episode to air will show something mysterious in the water. And while it’s not flying high above the crew’s fishing vessel, the unidentified object is, indeed, floating.

In the clip of the new episode, which will air Tuesday, Aug. 31, the guys are battling some massive waves when they spot something round and black floating in the sea. The object doesn’t appear to be too far from the boat. And that’s when one brave deckhand makes a move to jump into the water to retrieve the mass of metal.

“What does UFO mean? In the #DeadliestCatch world, it means unidentified floating object and a deckhand may or may not jump into the ocean to retrieve it… You can’t miss tomorrow’s episode at 8p on @discovery or streaming now on @discoveryplus,” the official Twitter account wrote.

So, do the crew ever discover if the object came from beyond? Tune in tomorrow to find out!

“Deadliest Catch” Faces Tough Season

While little green men probably aren’t a serious threat to the “Deadliest Catch” crew’s fishing season, Captain Sig Hansen did open up about the real dangers they faced filming season 17 of the show.

Between tough mechanical issues and a worldwide pandemic, the obstacles kept coming, making it one of the most difficult seasons yet, Hansen said in an interview.

“I think, because of all of the unknowns, and you know later on, we had the calamity, you know like for me we had mechanical breakdowns that really hurt us, and the timing, and things just didn’t click, you know, the way that you’d like it to, but that’s the thing about fishing, you can’t take it for granted,” Hansen explained.

When Hansen realized he wasn’t the only captain facing troubles, he made an unprecedented move to team up with other crews, banding their efforts together to make ends meet.

Hansen discussed what that meant to him as a businessman and fisherman who was looking to get the job done.

“If I was a betting man, I wouldn’t have bet on it, put it that way, but I think they understood the, you know, the risk that we were facing which was literally no season at all. We didn’t have a survey to go by, the summer survey, so understanding that was key,” Hansen shared. “And, you know, without a season this year, you’re looking at a potential two-year shutdown of the protocol.”